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Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2005-08-21

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:Don Conning (father-in-law)
Date:Sunday, August 21, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wittenberg Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike #7 and summit #10 for the Catskill 3500 Club.(3rd year)
This was my first attempt on Wittenberg. Don Conning joined me and generally speaking I was feeling pretty good. I do not know how long I was out of the cast but on this climb I recall our efforts to climb Cornell, and at one point we needed to negotiate an 8 ft. "V" notch and I was not thinking I could support myself with that left arm. Don was not happy but "the better part of valor" was to give up the second summit in favor of not taxing the arm.
It was on this hike on the way down that we met an Asian family of climbers and the paternal leader had a "Cockatiel" riding on his shoulder.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2480 ft / 756 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2480 ft / 756 m
    Trailhead:1300 ft / 396 m
Descent Statistics



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