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Kearsarge Pass Peaks

04/16/2010 8:00 am
04/18/2010 8:00 pm
Mt. Gould (13,005'), possibly also Rixford(12,887') and Bago (11,870')

We will climb Gould from Onion Valley via Kearsarge Pass then directly to the summit of Gould on the south facing slope. The summit block is class 3.
If time permits we will traverse to Rixford. We will include Bago in the trip if the group is strong enough by going over Kearsarge Pass to a camp at Kearsarge Lakes. Alternative route depending upon snow and the group is to go around to Golden Trout Lake to ski the east bowl of Gould.

Ski mountaineering experience with ice axe and crampons, advanced (black diamond) skiing skills for the descent, excellent physical condition, and snow camping experience are all required. Must have avalanche training. WFA & ski patrol experience are a plus. For the summit block I suggest bringing light rock shoes. Equipment required: skis, skins, poles, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, probe, shovel and snow camping gear.

Sierra Club membership is required, as is the club medical form and signing the Sierra Club waiver. The medical form is at

Send skiing resume to leader: Louise Wholey (louisewholey at gmail dot com)

Ski mountaineering experience with ice axe and crampons, sdvanced skiing skills, excellent physical condition, snow camping experience all required
Onion Valley, Eastside
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