Mount Democrat: East Slopes

Trip Details

Elevation: 14,148 Feet

Elevation Gain: 2300 Feet

Distance: 5.3 Miles

Gear: Ice Axe, crampons

Our original plan was to do the Decalibron (Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross) but the winds were just too strong once we gained the ridge. The gusts were likely 40-50+ mph and Jenn was having a hard time standing up.

Justin checked out the Democrat summit and then we ended up heading back to the car instead of continuing on to the other peaks. Our plan is to head back and do the full loop when the wind forecast is better.

Lessons Learned:

  • Jenn has a hard time standing up when the wind gusts are 45 mph or greater
  • Bringing real crampons was a good idea since it was hard snow/ice near the summit


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