Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Incahausi NE Ridge (Argentina) 6300m + Climber Dies on Mt Hood, Several Rescued + First Ascent of Cerro Chueco, Patagonia +

Incahausi NE Ridge - 6300 meters - in Argentina. - Trip repost with pictures - from Summitpost
Climber dies after fall on Mt Hood ; several others rescued - ABC News
Jim Donini ; First Ascent of Cerro Chueco, in Patagonia - from Rock and Ice Magazine

https://www.summitpost.org/incahuasi-ne-ridge-january-2018/1015216 -- Incahausi N E Ridge - Argentina (6300 meters)

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/rescuers-scrambling-reach-climbers-stranded-mt-hood/story?id=53057576 -- Climber dies after fall on Mt Hood; several others rescued

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http://rockandice.com/climbing-news/jim-donini-first-ascent-cerro-chueco-patagonia/ -- Jim Donini ; First Ascent of Cerro Chueco, Patagonia

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San Jacinto Peak trails The trail north from Saddle Junction to San Jacinto Peak is mostly clear of snow. The only extended area of snow patches is north of Wellman’s Divide, between 9900’-10100’, but the trail is obvious. The Deer Springs Trail above the Fuller Ridge Trail has large ice/compacted snow patches, especially >9300′. Spikes are not required for ascending, but can be useful for descending for those unfamiliar with snow/ice travel. In Little Round Valley there continues to be about 90% snow cover under the trees, but the trail is obvious.
At San Jacinto Peak itself, there remains only 60% snow cover above 10,500’. The East Ridge (Ranger) Trail remains fully snow covered, with some drifts 6-10″ deep, but the trail is obvious (microspikes recommended for descending at least).
Deer Springs Trail Clear to Strawberry Junction (see above for details beyond Fuller Ridge).
PCT south from Saddle Junction to Mountain Fire closure Largely clear, small snow patches near Chinquapin Flat.
South Ridge Trail Clear from South Ridge Road trailhead to Tahquitz Peak, then passable with care to PCT (Chinquapin Flat). Between Tahquitz Peak and Chinquapin Flat there is continuous coverage of compacted snow that requires some care to traverse (microspikes are useful but not essential when heading north from Tahquitz Peak).
Devils Slide Trail Clear, a few tiny ice patches near Saddle Junction
Marion Mountain Trail  Clear to State Park boundary. Some small ice patches in State Park section to Deer Springs Trail/PCT, but spikes not required.


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