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 Peak(s):  Humboldt Peak  -  14,064 feet
 Post Date:  12/29/2011
 Date Climbed:   12/29/2011
 Posted By:  awilbur77

 Humboldt Peak - east ridge   

The story of my second failure at Humboldt.


  • Comments or Questions

Bummer     2011-12-30 08:05:41
Sorry to hear that. You made the right choice. Stay safe and get it another day.


Wind sucks fo sho!!!     2012-04-13 18:26:04
Glad you are safe. nelsoq, dswink and I did not even attempt Humboldt yesterday despite a long journey from North Denver to Pueblo! That wind was just terrible. I would like to go with you the next time you try, if possible. My strategy is to pick the optimal weather day during a good weather week and then just pour 200% into it.

Exiled Michigander

Welcome to the Club!     2011-12-30 16:41:42
I've got two failures on Humboldt too. I will probably try again in January or February; I'll put up a post before I do and hopefully you can join so we can try for a third failure!

Frustrating as hell, ain't it?


3rd failure     2011-12-30 16:56:28
I am in for a 3rd failure of Humboldt in Jan or Feb... sounds like fun.


Me too.....     2011-12-30 21:46:45
I attempted Humboldt on 12/27 and ran into the same conditions as you. Nice early start and I was at 12,000 feet before 9:30 when my group of 5 turned around after our biggest guy was blown off his feet. I've done Humboldt twice, so no big deal, but I still don't have a winter ascent - maybe I'll join you in Jan or Feb if you don't mind the company.

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