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Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2005-07-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Monday, July 25, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

TRAINING DAY

After breakfast I left jbl on the phelps trail to the state range trail, under heavy overcast skies, fairly warm. Started spitting when I reached slant rock, it was really wet all the way to the summit. I was completely soaked, felt strong.
The summit was completely closed in with 100 ft visibility and strong winds. I put on my gortex top and descended immediately. The skies started to clear on the way down, full sun once I got back to slant rock. Back to jbl at 14h30 hrs after a 6 1/2 hr day, washed up in the brook.

TOMMORROW'S CLIMBS (the 26th) will be over 5 peaks, 17 km, on the range trail. At the end of the day I would meet a montreal couple with 2 kids (5 & 7), very impressive, they did what I did minus saddleback and lower wolf jaw.

DAY AFTER TOMORROW (the 27th) I'll hike out over yard/big slide/brothers ridge.

"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED .... SKYDIVING IS NOT FOR YOU"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3028 ft / 923 m
    Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:jbl/phelps trail/state range trail
    Trailhead:jbl on phelps trail, 3.5m from the garden  2316 ft / 705 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Overcast



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