Mount Elbert Summit Log (#19040)
- Signed By: Jill & Geoff Davidson of Thornton, Lancashire, UK
- Date Submitted: February 14, 2006
- Number of People Encountered: 11-25 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
After breakfast at dawn we started out with frost on the ground, but as the sun rose we had a very hot day ahead of us. When we eventually reached the summit we met a group of friendly Texan students who were celebrating their climb by messing around, bare chested, in a snow drift. Out of the breeze it was pleasantly warm in the unbroken sunshine. The view was sensational - crystal clear to the horizon in every direction. It was scorchingly hot on the descent and we returned to camp hot, thirsty and tired....but what a way to celebrate 25 years of marriage!