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Whitehorse Mountain (6852 ft)

February, 2007

In preparation for our Denali climb in May, Kim and I decided to try a winter ascent of Whitehorse Mountain. The West Ridge involves over 6000' feet of elevation gain, so we planned to do the route in two days.

Our trip barely got off the ground since the winter storms had left the trail with numerous windfalls. With our heavy packs and the fallen trees, it took us about 2 hours to gain 600 feet in elevation. Climbing around, over, and under the branches and logs was more fun than we could handle so we turned around and headed back to town.