Ascent of Wildcat E on 2011-11-06

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Date:Sunday, November 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildcat E
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4046 ft / 1233 m

Ascent Trip Report

After passing the ski resort's chairlifts, getting to Wildcat E was a blur. I didn't really realize when I reached it and kept going down the trail. My knee was aching seriously now and I had to be very careful to reduce the pain. Still I went as fast as I could manage. I crossed a couple on the way down, but that was it. As I lost altitude, snow and ice disappeared. Temperatures rose too and when I reached the bottom, it was quite warm. I found a safe way across Peabody River and reached highway 16. I hiked along the road to Pinkham notch where, as I entered the parking, I saw Éric along with our bunkhouse neighbors. it was now 11:25am. I greeted everyone and Éric told me they had just arrived.

It turns out right as they reached the road from 19 Miles brook trail, a car stopped to pick them up. The mountain guide driving even took them directly to their car. I changed into clean clothes and we went inside to look around the shop. I bought the map of the Carter Range, and we then headed off towards Glen. We took the scenic route and passed by Crawford Notch before heading to highway 93.

The way back home was uneventful and we made it to Québec around 6:00pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:355 ft / 107 m
    Elevation Loss:2303 ft / 701 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:109 ft / 33 m
    Extra Loss:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Wildcat Ridge trail
    Trailhead:Top of lift on Wildcat D  3970 ft / 1210 m
    Time Up:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2270 ft / 691 m
    Extra Gain:246 ft / 74 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Wildcat Ridge trail
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch Visitor Center  2022 ft / 616 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 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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