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Ascent of Observation Hill on 2014-12-07

Climber: Rob Anthony

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Start at Home
Peak:Observation Hill
    Location:Antarctica
    Elevation:225 m / 741 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Back from the field for a short stay in McMurdo. LC-130 was delayed today out to Siple Dome, so I ran up again.

A bit socked in to the North and low clouds were obscuring part of Mt. Discovery and the Royal Society Range. Nice views of Black and White Island though.

Definitely could feel the lack of Aerobic exercise while camping out on the Ross Ice Shelf for 3 weeks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:192 m / 631 ft
    Elevation Loss:192 m / 631 ft
    Distance:2.5 km / 1.6 mi
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:189 m / 621 ft
    Extra Loss:3 m / 10 ft
    Distance:1.3 km / 0.8 mi
    Route:Observation Hill Trail
    Trailhead:Dorm 203C  39 m / 130 ft
    Time Up:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:189 m / 621 ft
    Extra Gain:3 m / 10 ft
    Distance:1.2 km / 0.8 mi
    Route:Observation Hill Trail
    Trailhead:Dorm 203C  39 m / 130 ft
    Time Down:28 Minutes



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