Mount Adams Summit Log (#6579)
- Signed By: Wade Jackson
- Date Submitted: April 30, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 8/18/99
Camped at 5000'. Departed at 4am and maintained a comfortable pace. False summit and peak were clouded in at 11am, denying any view from the summit at noon. Cloud cover also made it difficult to differentiate between the glaciers during descent. A very brief parting of the clouds allowed us to recover the correct path for our descent. Crampons were neither carried, nor necessary. Ice axes were carried, but not necessary. Although glissading with the ice axe was a blast. I recall the temperature was shy of 80 degrees at the base of the mountain that day and the temperature was just above 35 degrees at the top. The wind at the summit was vicious. Additional clothing is needed above 11,000 feet. Ascent requires very little technical skill in late August with little snow cover. Can't wait to climb Mt. Adams again.