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Ascent of Stairs Mountain on 2010-12-05

Climber: Arne Schussler

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stairs Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3468 ft / 1057 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at Davis Path TH 0645 in a whiteout that lasted 5min. No traction needed until exposed slabs below spur trail to Crawford. As far as I could tell from tracks everyone including myself went off trail on the exposed area - keep to the right, orange tape. Light snow off and on, sun peeking thru. Hit pockets of very cold air. Ice axe assisted nicely (but not needed) on climb up to Stairs spur. No views due to fog and snow(0945). Tried trail up Resolution but turned back after taking a fall and slide at the first slabs. Points on spikes too worn for safe descent. Met 7 hikers on my way down, 3 w/o traction. Back at TH 1215
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1584 ft / 483 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1584 ft / 483 m
    Extra Loss:1155 ft / 352 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Trailhead:3039 ft / 926 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Crawford_Stairs

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Crawford2010-12-05
2Stairs Mountain2010-12-05



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