Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2014-03-16

Climber: Nancy Platt

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Sunday, March 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Waumbek
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Brian and I hiked Mt. Starr King and Mt. Waumbek on 3/16/14. Thanks to BAXTERSMOM for paving the way for the rest of us on her Friday attempt on Waumbek ( The temperature at the start of our hike was 10 degrees with lots of sunshine. At the summit, it was 5 degrees with blustery winds. The entire hike was cold with a biting wind so instead of shedding layers as we hiked, we added layers. We used crampons for the hike. The trail had a solid base for the hike up to Starr King Mtn. We encountered a couple of inches of drifting powder on the ridge hike between Starr King and Waumbek. We hiked another 50 yards past the summit of Waumbek and were treated to spectacular views of the Presidential range.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2530 ft / 772 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2530 ft / 772 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Starr King trail
    Trailhead:1476 ft / 449 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Starr King trail
    Trailhead:4006 ft / 1221 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Starr King & Waumbek

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Starr King2014-03-16
2Mount Waumbek2014-03-16
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Nancy Platt
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