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Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2020-02-15

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Others in Party:Jack Nelson
Kieran Enzan
Val Roumi
Date:Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saddleback Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great day of backcountry skiing on Saddleback mountain. The sun was out and the snow conditions were ideal for a great day. I got in about 2600 vertical and two long runs down some great powder. I also made it back to Portland in time to see Twiddle. Windchill on the summit was pushing -30ºF or lower so we all had to be very careful when taking photos to avoid frostbite.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3644 ft / 1109 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3644 ft / 1109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2644 ft / 805 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1644 ft / 501 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Ski uphill Route
    Start Trailhead:2476 ft / 754 m
    Time:0 Hours 49 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2644 ft / 805 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1644 ft / 501 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Gain on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Glades
    End Trailhead:2476 ft / 754 m
    Time:0 Hours 8 Minutes



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