Ascent of Winter Star Mountain on 2009-03-06

Climber: Alex Poole

Others in Party:Mark Mitchell
Wes Burgess
Date:Friday, March 6, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Winter Star Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6203 ft / 1890 m

Ascent Trip Report

At this point in the hike we were getting quite tired and getting up Winter Star was a beast with packs, a dog and a long climb and day already behind us, especially knowing we still had to drop into Deep gap. When we hit the rope assist sections in the deep snow and melt, it was a little bit of a mental challenge to stay positive, but I knew Deep gap was calling, and it wouldn't be worth doing if it wasn't a challenge. We got to the top, snapped a couple pics and began our descent to camp and some more of our group that was coming up the ridge to meet us in Deep Gap.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Northern Black Mtn Crest Trail (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Celo Knob2009-03-063000 ft / 914 m
2Gibbs Mountain2009-03-06 
3Winter Star Mountain2009-03-06 
4Potato Hill2009-03-07 
5Balsam Cone2009-03-07 
6Mount Craig2009-03-07 
7Mount Mitchell2009-03-07 
Total Trip Gain: 3000 ft / 914 m

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