Ascent of Mount Lafayette on 2002-07-10

Climber: Andrew Bigelow

Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lafayette
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5240 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

W/ Evan This trip went from bad to worse. For some reason I was out of breath by the afternoon and decided the best course of action was to dump my overnight gear with my pack in a cache and come back for it later. I carried my essential gear in a few stuff sacks. My slow pace quickened somewhat. We eventually battled to Lafayette. It was so great to have made it, but then we looked west and saw storm clouds coming in. We made it below treeline before it hit but the lightning was right over our heads. Evan ended up spraining his ankle on a wet scramble down the OBP. We were hobbling out and did not make Lafayette Place until midnight. Probably my worse experience in the mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 107 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:300 ft / 92 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:4940 ft / 1505 m
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: tripfromhell

Complete Trip Sequence:
 North Twin2002-07-10 A
 South Twin2002-07-10 B
 Mount Garfield2002-07-10 C
 Garfield Ridge2002-07-10 D
 Mount Lafayette-North Peak2002-07-10 E
 Mount Lafayette2002-07-10 F

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