Ascent of Katahdin on 1991-03-13

Climber: Arne Schussler

Others in Party:Lincoln
Date:Wednesday, March 13, 1991
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

hauling sleds from Abol Bridge down trail to perimeter road, up to Roaring Brook, next day to Chimney Pond, next day up to Baxter by Saddle carrying skiis, made summit and skiied down from summit via gully west of Cathedrals. next day climbed Mini-Pinnacle. next day up Saddle to Baxter, across Knife-Edge down Dudley to cabin. out to a trench bivy at Abol Beach. next morning out to Abol Bridge and car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Elevation Loss:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:19.5 mi / 31.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:mostly excellent/cold clear/light wind
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:17.4 mi / 28 km
    Trailhead:Abol Bridge  590 ft / 179 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Trailhead:Abol Bridge  590 ft / 179 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin 3/91 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2top of Mini-Pinnacle class 2-3 ice climb1991-03-14
2Katahdin-South Peak1991-03-15
4Chimney Peak1991-03-15
5Pamola Peak1991-03-15

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