Peak(s):  La Plata Peak  -  14,336 feet
Post Date:  03/19/2012
Date Climbed:   03/17/2012
Posted By:  semitrueskerm

 The La Plata Redemption  

Some days, you have it....some days you don't.
Last month, I didn't have it and La Plata chewed me up and spit me out.
It had nothing to do with weather or any other outside factors... I simply got gassed.

Four weeks of training made all the difference. It didn't hurt that there's been a pretty big snow melt in the mountains since mid-February.

This was a solo winter ascent in very non-winter like conditions.
There's little I can add to the video below.

It was nice to meet so many people along the climb! A great way to spend St. Patty's Day!


  • Comments or Questions

Cool Video
03/19/2012 12:44
I was on my way down and met you around 12,500. I found some Yak Trax and left them on a stick near the trench just before entering the trees. Hopefully whoever lost them was able to get them on the way out. Bernie


Nice Video TR
03/19/2012 13:08
This is a great way to show conditions on the entire route.

The group of 4 you ran into on the summit was Kevin Baker, USAKeller, bergsteigen, and I.


03/19/2012 13:45
Right on, Kansas. We met last fall at the gathering. Sorry I didn't recognize you, bro. Thanks for snapping a few photos. Hope you enjoyed my huffing and puffing on the video. Next time, I'll bring the Chub!


Helmet cam
03/19/2012 17:32
You were the solo dude with the GoPro?!

This was our group as kansas mentioned:


Great Photo!
03/19/2012 17:53
Ah, yes. The Fishhook. Well done!


03/19/2012 18:50
Sweet video

Kevin Baker

helmet cam
03/23/2012 02:09
Nice vid, Mr. Helmet Cam! I must admit USA Keller and I were wondering who you were talking to on that last push to the summit, but we figured out you had a helmet cam. Congrats on 14er #34!

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