Ascent of Katahdin on 1999-01-26

Climber: Arne Schussler

Others in Party:Jason
Date:Tuesday, January 26, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

I have climbed Katahdin 8 times first as a young teenager with my parents and brothers then last as a man nearing 50 during January. I will report on one trip here. Cold, below 10 deg morning no wind to speak of 4 of us split into 2 teams Jason and I climbed from basin up the gully between cathedrals 2&3 while Mark and Dennis did Piggy-Wiggy. On to Baxter from there then down the gully to the north of the Cathedral trail
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Elevation Loss:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:18.5 mi / 29.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:16.9 mi / 27.2 km
    Trailhead:Abol Bridge  590 ft / 179 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Trailhead:Abol Bridge  590 ft / 179 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Baxter 1999 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Hamlin Peak1999-01-27

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