Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2016-04-10

Climber: Arthur Caverly

Others in Party:Ashley
Date:Sunday, April 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

We made our way up the South face against an increasing headwind the whole way. I estimate 40mph sustained most of the time at the top. We stayed behind the fire tower to get out of the wind and it was relatively comfortable. We saw a few hikers at or near the top, maybe 8 or 10. The views were incredible. we could see Washington, Lafayette, Moosilauke, South Twin, Killington, Monadnock, Kearsarge, and many others. I neglected to look for Mansfield, but I bet it was visible. The wind was still blowing when we made our slow descent down the North face toward Firescrew.

Trip stats: 11.2 mi. 3470 ft. elevation gain. Total time: 6 hr. 54 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:403 ft / 122 m
    Total Elevation Loss:268 ft / 81 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:353 ft / 107 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 333 ft / 101 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Skyland, Clark
    Start Trailhead:Low Point on Trail from South Peak   2790 ft / 850 m
    Time:18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:248 ft / 75 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 198 ft / 60 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:Col to Firescrew  2925 ft / 891 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan Loop 4-10-16

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Church Mountain2016-04-10 a1081 ft / 329 m
2Brown Mountain2016-04-10 b200 ft / 61 m
3Church Mountain2016-04-10 c131 ft / 40 m
4Grafton Knob2016-04-10 d71 ft / 22 m
5Crane Mountain2016-04-10 e318 ft / 97 m
6Orange Mountain2016-04-10 f489 ft / 149 m
7Rimrock2016-04-10 g425 ft / 130 m
8Mount Cardigan-South Peak2016-04-10 h79 ft / 24 m
9Mount Cardigan2016-04-10 i403 ft / 123 m
10Firescrew2016-04-10 j185 ft / 56 m
11Alexandria High Point2016-04-10 k 
Total Trip Gain: 3382 ft / 1031 m    Total Trip Loss: 3392 ft / 1034 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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