Quandary Peak: East Ridge

Trip Details

Elevation: 14,265 Feet

Elevation Gain: 3,500 Feet

Distance: 7 Miles

Gear: Trekking Poles, Ski Goggles!

Summited my first Colorado 14er today! Jenn’s knee started to hurt on the ascent so she turned back and hiked down to the car. The wind was absolutely insane (50+ mph) and the wind chill was well below zero. There were a few points along the ridge where I was actually knocked down by the wind. I ended up having to crouch down during the gusts and continue climbing when the wind died down. Despite the high winds, it was actually pretty calm at the summit.

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