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Ascent of Katahdin on 2002-01-27

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, January 27, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

Skiied into Roaring Brook from Abol Bridge via trail/road but cut across Abol Pond, lots of bare ice. Summit via Cathedrals. could see dark, low clouds rolling in from the east. on summit I post-holed and hyperextended knee but seemed fine after a few minutes. went for Knife Edge crossing but weather hit before So. Peak turning into a near whiteout.got turned around somehow going down So. peak so followed tracks back up to Baxter then glissade down chutes west of Cathedrals. Woke up next morning with a swollenn knee so I stayed with Laurie and took telephotos of Mark, Dennis and Jason crossing the Knife edge east-west in good conditions. Back out to see the Pats beat the Rams in the SuperBowl
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:34.6 mi / 55.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4678 ft / 1426 m
    Distance:16.9 mi / 27.2 km
    Trailhead:590 ft / 179 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:17.7 mi / 28.5 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin 2002 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Katahdin2002-01-27



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