Mount McLoughlin – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 2894 m
- Difficulty: Walk up
- Best months to climb: August, September
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Mount McLoughlin Climbing Notes
Mike Huang from UNITED STATES writes:
Date: April 12, 2013
<br/>I did some initial assessments of the mountain. And checked the mountain-forcast.
<br/>6000ft: 30mph wind and wind chill temp of 12 F
<br/>9000ft: 50mph wind and wind chill temp of 1 F
<br/>There is a good amount of snow on the ground at the trail head, some reaching 1 to 2 feet deep. I expect a lot more up top.
<br/>If you do plan to climb during this time, be sure to wear layers and waterproof shell. It rained a lot while we were scouting. Also, talking with people from REI, they recommended crampons, pickaxe, avalanche gear, and snowshoes.
<br/>We plan to do this with only snowshoes(rented from REI for $10/day) and a snowboard on our backs. we will only be using our cellphones as GPSes with an App called GPS navigator. It provides us with longitude and latitude information and also waypoint locations. This way, we can wander a little off track and navigate the backcountries while snowboarding. We will also be noting everything on paper and also a compass so we have a backup method in case batteries fail. Call Arctan calculations will probably be done in our head to get an approximate heading.
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