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Ascent of Mount Tecumseh on 2012-02-26

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tecumseh
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Mt. Tecumseh Trail from Waterville Valley ski area parking lot to the summit of Tecumseh. I returned the same way, adding an out-and-back along the Sosman Trail to the south peak.

The trail was well broken out and packed, and microspikes worked well on the ascent. I switched to snowshoes near the summit, where I encountered some drifts, and I decided to wear them for the entire descent.

It was a cold sunny day without a cloud in sight. The limited summit views were framed by sunlit snow-covered branches, creating delightful winter scenery. I didn't stay long to enjoy it, as the intense cold wind drove me from the summit after five or ten minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2163 ft / 660 m
    Route:Mt. Tecumseh Trail
    Trailhead:Waterville Valley ski parking lot  1840 ft / 560 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear



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