Saturday, June 14, 2014

University Peak

University Peak 13,589' (4,142 m) north face class 2-3 with class 3 supposed to be only near the top. My companion this time was my friend Aleksey and it was his first high altitude hike, so chances to make it to the top was low from the beginning, but you never know how people tolerate altitude before you try. We camped at Onion Valley the night before and started hiking at 6:00 am.
University Peak trail
Matlock Lake
We made a good progress to 12,893' (3930 m) before Aleksey bailed around noon. We had enough time to complete hike, but I did not want to push him beyond his limits, so we made some pictures and turn around.
Aleksey climbing University Peak
Kearsarge Lakes from University Peak
University Peak 700 feet up

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