Vesper Peak, March 5th, 2010

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Vesper Peak, March 5th, 2010
Created On: Mar 8, 2010
Last Edited On: Apr 27, 2010

March 5th, 2010

Vesper PeakWinter Route to Summit
On March 5th, 2010 my buddy CHAMmccutchen and I made it to the top of Vesper Peak. We took the standard sunrise mine trail and over Headlee Pass. The weather was great and views were amazing. I would like to come back in the summer and experience the clean slabs to the Summit. I can't imagine going up Headlee Pass when its loose rock and talus though. That does not sound like a ton of fun. For us, the conditions were deep snow and some ice in sections. This made for slow traveling on such a steep incline. Headlee Pass should not be attempted without the right winter snow gear. There wasn't a boot path to the summit, however a group had recently climbed to the summit and skied back. We followed the ski and snowboard tracks which stayed somewhat firm when the sun started to warm up.

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Headlee Pass
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gimpilator - Mar 8, 2010 3:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Thumbs Up!!!

Nice job. Not everyone makes it to the top of Vesper in the winter or early spring. You should be proud.


EricChu - Mar 8, 2010 6:31 pm - Voted 10/10

A very enjoyable album!

Spectacular tour - and great photos you took of it!


SouthernYokel - Mar 8, 2010 7:30 pm - Hasn't voted


Such a great hike! Finally something that I feel days later...

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