Ascent of Cornell Mountain on 2011-02-13

Climber: Debbie Melita

Others in Party:Valerie Accardi
Ted Wallace
Scott Smith
Katie Wallace
Heather Rolland
Tom Moeller
Bill Winterbottom
Dorothy Dobrowski
Date:Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cornell Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3860 ft / 1176 m

Ascent Trip Report

Recipe for a great hike.

3 mountains (Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide)
9 awesome hikers (ValleyGirlHikes, niceguyted, FatVegan, katiebear, SSmonte283, DevilishDor, Halia & Flammeus and myself)
2 dogs (Iske and Lily)
18 snowshoes
1 glorious day

Start with flurries, slowly switch to sunshine. Climb 2.5 hours, howl back at wind. Celebrate, gasp in wonder, consume warm beverage for 10 minutes.

Continue west. Apply crampons briefly for 3 minutes while ascending Cornell Crack. Digest peak #2.

Bid farewell to 2 friends and 2 canines. Continue west, break trail through sparkling powder. Search for unseen ladders; scale snow-covered rock. Freeze face in awestruck expression while viewing endless panorama.

Summit Slide. Mix more warm beverage with laughter. Saunter and glide downhill approx. 2.8 miles. Let mixture settle and marinate overnight. Serve warm.

Thanks to everyone for being part of such a fun and beautiful day.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Part of Trip: Burroughs Range Winter

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wittenberg Mountain2011-02-13
2Cornell Mountain2011-02-13
3Slide Mountain2011-02-13

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