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Erciyes Trip Report (#8563)

Mark Harko & I climbed the direct Ellingwood Arete. Everything was going great untill the 13 & 1/2 hour snow storm hit us at 13,000'. We climbed for about an hour in the storm, but got pinned down at the crux. The storm let up at 3:30AM and that's when it got VERY cold with 60 mph winds. I think the sun was late coming up that day! After we thawed out, we made the summit, looked around, and forgot all about the epic we had just endured, almost! It's a great climb, but you should take a bivy sack!!!

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