Ascent of Airds Hill on 2020-08-25

Climber: Steve Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Airds Hill
    Elevation:594 ft / 181 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in usual place at forestry track entrance (NM93159 46377) following zig-zags to plantion access gate with unlocked hand gate giving access. The track continues but I chose to head uphill fairly early on as did not know where track may lead, case of picking best route through harvested forest tending to follow grassed areas.
On reaching NE corner of 170m contour turned right and found highest point which happens to be bang on 181m OS spot height. Ground obviously disturbed by up rooted tree stumps but this is higher than raised ground to WSW outside the 180m contour.
Went on to visit trig and have to say this is the highlight of the hill. Planned to return by ascent route but spotted track 250m lower to the right then followed it back to gate then van, with hindsight would have been better to stick with track for the ascent
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:574 ft / 174 m
    Total Elevation Loss:13 ft / 3 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:574 ft / 174 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 561 ft / 171 m; Extra: 13 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:13 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Roadside near plantation zig-zag entrance  33 ft / 10 m
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Roadside near plantation zig-zag entrance  
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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