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Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2012-03-24

Climber: Scott Davidson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Waumbek
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just like late spring hiking, minus the leaves on the trees and no bugs!! Microspiked from just after the spring and back, some had barebooted. Unless more snow...Snowshoes will not be needed on this route, mostly ice monorail (nothing at all below the spring) with just a few deep drifts left up high.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:456 ft / 138 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2566 ft / 782 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Partly Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:256 ft / 78 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Starr King Trail
    Start Trailhead:col between Starr King and Waumbek  3750 ft / 1143 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2566 ft / 782 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2366 ft / 722 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Starr King Trail
    End Trailhead:Starr King Rd.  1640 ft / 499 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Starr King - Waumbek OnB

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Starr King2012-03-242258 ft / 688 m
2Mount Waumbek2012-03-24456 ft / 139 m
Total Trip Gain: 2714 ft / 827 m    Total Trip Loss: 2714 ft / 827 m



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