• Date - 06/04/2016
  • Elevation - 14,267'
  • Route - Emperor Couloir
  • Miles - 8.0
  • Elevation Gain - 3,700'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


This particular trip seems a little odd to me thinking back.  I don't remember the climb much at all and don't really know why I would have done it as it seems a bit random.  I did a snow climb of the Emperor Couloir.  I'm pretty sure there were some skiers going up the same time I did.  I mistakenly followed their boot pack and ended up on the ridge a several hundred feet below the summit.  I then had to scramble to the summit along the ridge.  I should have worked my way farther left to top out opposite of the Dead Dog Couloir right below the summit of Torreys Peak.  I think I was forcing a trip and trying to get back into hiking when my heart still wasn't in it.


Summit Photo