Ascent of South 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:South Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4420 ft / 1347 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the col between Middle and South Carter Mountains, it was an easy task to reach South Carter. It was very flat with no ups and downs as we had seen earlier in the day. It took us no more than 20 minutes and we were surprised how quickly we reached it. The summit was a nondescript bump under the treeline with no views but the sun was giving it a eerie look coming down very low between the trees.

We stopped for water but kept going to reach Zeta Pass as quickly as possible. It was now 4:25pm. The way from there was still very easy but we were starting to be overcome by fatigue. Still, we made it to Zeta pass in 20 minutes, at 4:45pm. We decided to take a break here before the last upwards pitch and ate some snacks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:253 ft / 77 m
    Elevation Loss:553 ft / 169 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:253 ft / 77 m
    Extra Loss:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:South Carter key col  4200 ft / 1280 m
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:520 ft / 159 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:Zeta Pass  3900 ft / 1188 m
    Time Down:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: White Mountains (November 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
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 B2011-11-06 b
9Wildcat C2011-11-06 c
10Wildcat D2011-11-06 d
11Wildcat E2011-11-06 e
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel Couët
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