Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Alaska Mt Man

Alaska Mt Man - Jun 29, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Tough climb  Sucess!

For my sea level lungs! First 14er used as acclimatization for Mt Elbert. Great weather, windy up top!


haytraci - Jun 28, 2007 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Short Hike  Sucess!

This was by far the easiest 14er I've done, considering you are very close to the summit when you start out. Still, it was a great day out with friends! I would say it's a good starter peak, but I wouldn't want to lead anyone to believe all 14ers are this easy.


Renardo - Jun 28, 2007 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Finally!  Sucess!

Finally some good weather after three previous attempts. A beautiful day on the mountain!


dpk - Jun 10, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

1st on 9-17-05  Sucess!

first to sign the registry this day - also caught a sweeeeet sunrise!!


mountainloverCO - May 25, 2007 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

My First 14er  Sucess!

My very first 14er, and what a great experience! Skies were blue, the sun was out, and the trail from Guanella Pass was jampacked full of dayhikers from Denver. We experienced a very crowded summit, and rain on the way down. Regardless, the experience was enjoyable enough to prompt an addiction to climbing. Thank you Bierstadt!


MasonMiller - Mar 23, 2007 2:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2005

sick  Sucess!

snowpacked down for a bed the night before. temp dropped to -15 or at least thats what it felt like with the fuel canister between my legs. Must have been dehydrated, felt really bad once the ridge was conquered. cold windy day.


mow10 - Mar 16, 2007 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 1994

Winter from Guanella pass  Sucess!

First 14 and first winter 14 at the same time.


ppergande - Feb 7, 2007 4:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

A good combo  Sucess!

The West Slope was a good choice to keep an eye on the weather!
I thoroughly enjoyed taking the Sawthooth Ridge to bag Mt. Evans too.


weeds19 - Jan 19, 2007 3:33 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2000

Nice winter climb  Sucess!

This was my wife's first 14er and we decided to do it on a blustery day in November. Despite some cold feet due to too many socks we made it to the summit and enjoyed a fine view of a snow covered landscape. We even saw the "SKI" runs!


AirborneBuff - Dec 30, 2006 12:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1988

Great views  Sucess!

Great hike with outstanding views


mtelbertman - Dec 27, 2006 10:43 am

well I warned him

I took a Texan with me, he insisted on doing a 14'er despite his lack of experience (and my strong recommendations against it) so I decided on Bierstadt. Got to about 13,700 feet before he got nasty altitude sickness,so we had to turn back. It was, needless to say, very humbling experience for him. It was my second time on Bierstadt first time made it to top.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1989

darn willows  Sucess!

Got very wet in the willows


Mots010 - Dec 10, 2006 12:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Bierstadt  Sucess!

Guanella Pass road was completely plowed...except for a 10 foot wall of snow just after the parking lot when driving up the Georgetown side. WTF? They just plowed a wall of snow up to block the road. Conditions were fine, but this added 2 miles on the front and back end of the trip. As for the hiking, snowshoes were mandatory. Hiking through the willows in the flat marsh the snow was 3+ feet deep and we broke trail. Snow mostly wind-packed above tree-line and ditched snowshoes. Made the chilly summit and climbed back down. Back to the car just before dark.


kenton - Nov 22, 2006 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

Great day, sliding down the snowfields was fun - Saw only 1 person


Kruck - Nov 10, 2006 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

First 14er  Sucess!

Found the air a touuuch thin, but had a fun day of it. Great views, of course.


lanagordon - Nov 5, 2006 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Lots of snow!  Sucess!

Surprised by the amount of snow. But certainly enjoyed strapping the snowshoes on for the descent.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Oct 24, 2006 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Sawtooth  Sucess!

First solo climb, combined this with Evans and the Sawtooth for an awesome day.


winterfae - Oct 24, 2006 1:56 am

Guanella pass & Sawtooth  Sucess!

Was focused more on the sawtooth traverse than either of the peaks, but still enjoyed the views. As for the travers, Awesome! Loved the scrambling and my friend and I created our own way at times.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

With the Sawtooth  Sucess!

Went over to Sawtooth, descended back to Guanella Pass. This was my 4th fourteener at the time. Brief snowstorm on the descent, then mucked around in the willows until after dark. Friend got altitude sickness, which necessitated numerous stops while driving down Guanella Pass Road.


whatisis - Oct 16, 2006 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Great Day  Sucess!

Great day to hike. The trail was dry and clear until about 12500, then snow the rest the way up. No wind whatsoever. Wasn't hot enough to melt any snow, making a muddy mess. Wasn't too cool either.

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