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Ascent of Mount Adams on 2010-08-22

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Others in Party:Benoit Poirier
Date:Sunday, August 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5799 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

We stayed in Madison Hut for about 45 minutes. We chatted with some people and some hikers told us of nice possible camping spots along Sphinx trail. It was already one of our options but this reinforced it. We ate a good lunch then resumed hiking.

We took the AT, soon forking off on Airline trail towards Mt. Adams' summit. It wasn't too long that we got there. We didn't linger as the wind was extreme, and we started down towards Edmands col. The way down was uneventful and we didn't meet anyone on the mountain.


View Presidential Traverse August 2010 in a larger map
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:979 ft / 298 m
    Elevation Loss:879 ft / 268 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Bad weather, rainy and cold.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:979 ft / 298 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Airline trail
    Trailhead:Madison Hut  4820 ft / 1469 m
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:879 ft / 268 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:AT along Great Gulf
    Trailhead:Edmands col  4920 ft / 1499 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Presidential Traverse (08/2010) (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Madison2010-08-22 a
2Mount Adams2010-08-22 b
3Mount Jefferson2010-08-22 c
4Great Gulf Wilderness High Point2010-08-23 a
4Mount Washington2010-08-23 b
5Mount Monroe2010-08-23 c
6Mount Franklin2010-08-23 d
7Mount Eisenhower2010-08-23 e
8Mount Pierce2010-08-23 f



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