Ascent of Katahdin on 2000-01-23

Climber: Arne Schussler

Others in Party:Dennis
Date:Sunday, January 23, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

Skiied/snowshoed into Roaring Brook from Abol Bridge, dreary day rain/freezing rain, standing water in sleds. Wood stove and 80 deg fixed all that. Up to Chimney Pond next day, weather better, summitted next day that started perfect at -5 deg light wind then deteriorated into full conditions as we topped out. 0-100yds visibility, snow and 40-50 mph winds. wearing everything but the down sweater! weather poor rest of stay until last day when it was sunny and 10 deg. Mark and I shoed thru new snow to the saddle.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5678 ft / 1730 m
    Distance:33.8 mi / 54.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5678 ft / 1730 m
    Extra Loss:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:16.9 mi / 27.2 km
    Trailhead:590 ft / 179 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:16.9 mi / 27.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin 2000 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:

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