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Ascent to Mount Adams-near thunderstorm junction on 2011-02-13

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Adams - near thunderstorm junction
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5300 ft / 1615 m
    Remaining Elevation:499 ft / 152 m (9% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

conditioning trip in preparation for Ecuador. trying to get at least 1K vertical weekly. Valley Way from Rt 2. cold, windy, threatening clouds in west. trail packed nicely up to tentsite. drifted over up to 2.5ft. above and packed trail difficult to stay on - many post-holes hip deep.above timberline good traveling but wind picked up bringing squalls, less than 100m visibility and very cold - facemask and goggles. turned back within sight of thunderstorm junction
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1494 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1494 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Trailhead:400 ft / 121 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km



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