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Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2011-11-11

Climber: Anthony Fiorentino II

Others in Party:Parker Garlock
Date:Friday, November 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount Marcy,Mount Skylight Attempt
November 11-13, 2011

Anthony Fiorentino II
Parker Garlock

November 11, 2011 we set out to summit Mt. Marcy and Mt. Skylight.
We left Calamity Brook trail Head in Upper Works late at 10:30am headed for a lean to on Opalescent River Trail. We made it to Feldspar Lean-to and set up our tent at the adjacent campsite. Trails from Upper Works were moist with several mud crossings with increasing snow.
Next morning we were planning to summit Marcy and Skylight.
We left approx 10am and reached the summit at 1pm. Temps were in the teens with cold stiff winds at 45-55mph Producing a severely cold wind chill. Stayed on summit for approx 10 mins and proceeded down to col between Skylight and Marcy. Realized i lost my head lamp and due to severe wind we decided to call off Skylight and hurried back to the tent site arriving at approx 2.45pm.
from there we decided to pack up everything and hurry out back to the trail head and ended up walking the majority out in the dark with assistance of flashlights. we reached the truck at approx 9pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3544 ft / 1080 m
    Trailhead:Upper Works  1800 ft / 548 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
4" Snow / Clear Summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Marcy 11/11/11 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
 Mount Marcy2011-11-11



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