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Ascent of Big Slide Mountain on 2019-02-17

Climber: Lori S

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4199 ft / 1279 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended via the Three Brothers. Snow hard packed and easy to maneuver. Steep sections. Stunning views almost the entire way. One tricky, icy section just before the summit. I used my ice axe to get back down (backwards), but a rope around the tree would have been more useful. Huge, wide, spectacular views from the summit. Descended via Johns Brook Valley which was a bit longer (a little over a mile more) but smooth and easy without all the rocky sections. A group of six were bringing up supplies with sleds to JBL. Took about 8 hours with lots of stops for photos. This trail became an instant favorite.

The upper part of the road just before where you pay (no one there to collect the fee) was pure ice. A van got stuck so I helped them get unstuck. They got stuck again right at the payment booth. When I left the lot, it was still super icy and I almost slid off several times.
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Big Slide ADK 46er #7 (2019-02-17). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: brothers slide

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 First Brother2019-02-17 
1First Brother2019-02-17 
2Second Brother2019-02-17 
3Third Brother2019-02-17 
4Big Slide Mountain2019-02-17 



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