Climb Mt. Bierstadt with Karsang Sherpa


Date and Time
Saturday, August 22, 2015
7:30pm—10:30pm
Location
Guanellas Pass Road

Wharton Alumni climbing a 14er in Colorado (Mt. Bierstadt)

 

When: Saturday, August 22 2015  
     
Time:

7:30 am - meet at the trail head on Guanellas Pass Road (CO Road 381) - 12 miles south from Georgetown

 
     
Length: Approx. 6 miles roundtrip  
     
Starting
Elevation:
11,669 feet  
     
Highest
Elevation:
14,060 feet  
     
Essentials
to Bring:
• Backpack: Light and small, but large enough to fit essentials for the day)
• Clothings appropriate for the weather (one or more warm layers, warm hat, light gloves - 14ers can be windy, and temperatures can drop to below 40 )
• Raingear: Rain Coat or Poncho
• Water: (2-3 liters, or 70-100 ounces)
• Packed Lunch: such as a sandwich ( with snacks such as trailmix, energy bars and fruits)
• Sunscreen
 
  Optional Items:
• Sunglasses
• Camera
• Trekking Poles
 
     
Registration:  Registration  will be limited to the first 20 "climbers" who register. The cost is $10 and will include a bottle of gatorade, a bottle of water and a granola bar. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  
Directions:

Take I-70 to exit 228 at Georgetown (about 46 miles west from Denver) and follow the signs for Guanella Pass (12 miles to the trail head). The Guanella Pass Road is easily passable for 2WD autos but it is mostly dirt and an occasional rough spot will make the 12 mile drive to the top of the pass and the trailhead seem longer than it is. The trailhead is clearly marked and will be on your left along with ample parking.

 
Map: Click Here  
     
Highlights:  Bragging right of having conquered a 14er.  Wildlife, great views of Greys and Torreys and fascinating close-ups of tourists on Mt. Evans just a little more than a mile away!  
For details: Summit County Explorer 
Wikipedia.org

Tracy's Colorado Hiking and 14'er Site
 
Trip Leaders

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, one of the strongest climbers in the world and who regularly takes clients up Mt. Rainier, has kindly offered to join us.  She climbed Rainier six times just this month. She has climbed Everest, K2 (where one out of every four climbers gets killed), and most of the high peaks in the Himalayas, and she is already looking to climb the third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga, next year.   Click here for more information on: http://www.elevationoutdoors.com/pasang-lhamu-sherpa-akita/

Karsang Sherpa, Wharton grad and board member of the Wharton Club of Colorado will be leading the hike. For questions, please email Karsang.

 
     

    

Click here to buy tickets!!!


Map & Directions

Guanellas Pass Road

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