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Ascent of North Carter Mountain on 2011-11-05

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Others in Party:Stéphanie Beauregard
Éric Deschênes
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4520 ft / 1377 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Stony Brook trail junction, we kept going towards Imp Shelter. I was following the course on my GPS periodically and it was clear the trail marked on the maps was an old route that has since changed. When we got closer and I realized we'd have to hike down a bit more than we wanted to get to the shelter, we chose a nice sunny and protected spot for our lunch.

After eating, we resumed our hike towards North Carter. We soon reached the Imp Shelter cutoff, around 1:35pm. We could see North Carter's imposing north face, and after circling around Imp Mountain, we quickly reached its bottom. Everyone was still fresh but this pitch was quite difficult. We had packs and the grade often required some scrambling over iced up rock slabs. Ice was the prime difficulty the entire way and it took us over an hour to climb to the summit. As soon as we reached a more gentle grade, we hit the summit. There weren't many views to the north, but some to the east, as the summit area is a small clearing in the forest. It was now 3:00pm.

We didn't linger as time was running short and resumed our way on the Carter Mountain ridge. Getting down to the col was short work, roughly taking 15 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1544 ft / 469 m
    Elevation Loss:204 ft / 61 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2, 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1544 ft / 469 m
    Extra Loss:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:Stony Brook trail junction  3140 ft / 957 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:North Carter trail junction  4480 ft / 1365 m
    Time Down:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: White Mountains (November 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Surprise2011-11-05 a
2Mount Moriah2011-11-05 b
3North Carter Mountain2011-11-05 c
4Mount Lethe2011-11-05 d
5Middle Carter Mountain2011-11-05 e
6South Carter Mountain2011-11-05 f
7Carter Dome2011-11-05 g
7Wildcat Mountain2011-11-06 a
8Wildcat “B”2011-11-06 b
9Wildcat “C”2011-11-06 c
10Wildcat “D”2011-11-06 d
11Wildcat “E”2011-11-06 e
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel Couët
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