Climbed Mt. Belford (14,203’, 4,329m) for my second time along with Mt. Oxford (14,160’, 4,316m). I started from a high camp at 12,000’ (~3,657m) in the Missouri Basin of the Pine Creek Valley in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area northwest of Buena Vista, Colorado. Ascended to Mt. Belford by Elkhead Pass, and then crossed over to Mt. Oxford via the connecting ridge, and returned the same way.

Round-Trip 9 mi (14.5km)
Time 6:27
Starting Elev ~12,000’ (~3,658m)
Max Elev 14,203’ (4,329m)
Tot Elev Gain ~3,530’ (~1,077m)


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