Ascent of Killington Peak on 2010-09-23

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Thursday, September 23, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Killington Peak
    Elevation:4235 ft / 1290 m

Ascent Trip Report

I arrived before sunrise but unfortunately clouds obscured the full moon so I went with a headlamp. Temperatures were in the 40’s as I hiked the direct route up the “A” trail (the Flume) which follows the K-1 Gondola to the top.
Then moved to trail “2” to the summit. It was a total of 1.3 miles with 1,840’ of climb. I hit the top in 35:31 then spent 3:15 on the top quickly taking a few shots of the sunrise and checking out access to the firetower.
The tower was impossible to climb it was locked up tightly. I ran down the mountain using a mix of trails 1, C, E, and F and included a pass over Skye Peak (3,800’). It took me 33:55 to Zigzag down the mountain for a total time of 1:12:43. I was in the parking lot as the Gondola workers were arriving for the start of the day’s action. Pre-dawn is a great time to visit an active ski area like this!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1735 ft / 528 m
    Elevation Loss:1735 ft / 528 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1735 ft / 528 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:"A" trail
    Trailhead:K-1 gondola base  2500 ft / 762 m
    Time Up:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1735 ft / 528 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:K-1 Gondola base  2500 ft / 762 m
    Time Down:33 Minutes

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