Ascent of Alex Knob on 1993-11-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 24, 1993|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||New Zealand|
| Elevation:||1303 m / 4275 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportI was in a west-facing coastal area at about 45 degrees latitude, which means one thing: expect rain, and lots of it. Despite this, I decided to do a hike today anyway, so from 10:10 AM to 4:10 PM I climbed Alex Knob, a low 4250 foot foothill overlooking the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand's Westlands. I was starting at only about 600 feet, so it was a long, hard hike. I got totally soaked, and the summit was in clouds, but there were some nice views of the Southern Alps and the glacier when I was below the clouds and above the trees.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1114 m / 3652 ft|
| Trailhead:||189 m / 623 ft|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, White-out|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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