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Ascent of Lions Head on 2011-04-04

Climber: Michael Shaw

Others in Party:Jim Moore
Len Brown
David Kwiatkowski
Date:Monday, April 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lions Head
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5033 ft / 1534 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tuckerman Ravine Tr to Lion Head Tr to WASHINGTON; hiked with Jim Moore and several of his friends; beautiful day without a cloud, only a streamer of snow blowing off ridgeline above Lion’s Head; 30s at base and no wind; 60+ mph sustained winds at summit; borrowed crampons from Jim; lost trail and other hikers in blowing snow above Lions Head before reaching the ridgeline; first time ever worried; used compass to go directly west till I crossed the trail and found the cairns; 8.6miles
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons
Ascent Part of Trip: First Mt Washington Summit (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Lions Head2011-04-04 
2Mount Washington2011-04-04 



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