Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2009-03-15

Climber: Robert Garneau

Others in Party:John Richards
Date:Sunday, March 15, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up to Greenleaf Hut; slightly above hut traversed in snow and krumholz to base of south face and climbed prominent gully through rock cliffs to summit. Beautiful sunset.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3470 ft / 1058 m
    Elevation Loss:3470 ft / 1058 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy
high teens w NW breeze
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3470 ft / 1058 m
    Route:Old Bridle Path to South Face Gully
    Trailhead:I93 Parking Area  1770 ft / 539 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3470 ft / 1058 m
    Route:Greenleaf Tr to Old Bridle Path
    Trailhead:1770 ft / 539 m

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