Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 1956-08-23

Climber: Chip Carpenter

Others in Party:6 family and friends
lead by dave reed
Date:Thursday, August 23, 1956
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

first peak climbed as a 10 yr old
with family... and dave reed

this peak is very accessible to any age climber
offers a fine base lodge - excellent trails - solid scramble over bare rock above tree line - exposed in the last 1/4 mile to peak - plus there's a beautiful 360° view and'a fire tower.

great introduction to climbing mountains.

been up it at least 11 times now... done as camp pasquaney day hikes... family gatherings and ushering along young new hikers and interested friends.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1751 ft / 533 m
    Elevation Loss:1751 ft / 533 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1751 ft / 533 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:first peak climbed at 10 years
    Trailhead:cardigan lodge  1372 ft / 418 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1751 ft / 533 m
    Trailhead:cardigan lodge  1372 ft / 418 m

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