Peak:  Fletcher Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  vvalentin18
 Date of Info:  06/11/2021
 Date Posted:  06/11/2021

Beautiful but windy day, snow conditions deteriorated quickly after the sun rose. Trail is basically clear until it ends at the west side of the lower basin, above that micro-spikes and ice axe were essential for some of the steeper snow slopes, for the snowy and super windy summit ridge, and for the glissades coming down. Firm snow early, super-slick coming down, minor post-holing; best to stay on the rocks as much as possible.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Furry welcoming committee at Blue Lake dam#2) Approaching the lower basin, Fletcher in the background#3) Ptarmigans, can you spot both?#4) Quandary west ridge#5) Fletcher summit ridge, a little sketchy#6) Fletcher, may be easier to approach summit from the West?#7) Looking back at glissades to lower basin#8) Traverse to Drift Peak

Comments or Questions
06/11/2021 15:46
Did you by chance get eyes on the connecting ridge to Atlantic?

Connecting ridge to Atlantic
06/11/2021 16:00
It was a mixed bag, but I didn't take a picture. I do have a pic of the traverse to Drift, pretty similar to Atlantic. I'll add that to the report.

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