Ascent of Mount Adams on 2007-05-27

Climber: Diane Mancino

Date:Sunday, May 27, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5799 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sunday Was a memorable hiking day for our group. We had a good group of energetic hikers, setting off on 3 different trails. Weather was warm and a chance of rain in the afternoon, so we were eager to start on time.

The majority of us set out on the Airline trail, to scar trail to avoid some of the rougher sections of the airline.

We took several breaks to hydrate, eat, and adjust gear. Stabilizers were helpful on the melting alpine snow.

The weather held out until we reached the tree line and we suited up for the rain shower. That made the summit climb a little less comfortable, since it was still warm. i wore my poncho which we found to be in the way in the wind, while climbing rocks. It wasn't raining hard, so I changed in ot my rain jacket and was much more comfortable.

The vistas were fantastic even for an overcast day. While the hike was strenuous, it was important to pause and check out the views, and the marvel at the fact that I got there on my own two feet, and with a lot of determination

We summited and were rewarded with a sudden increase in wind! 70 mph? We have a short video clip. Enough to knock you over, which made the descend on the rocks interesting. I think that is what we remember the most is the summit wind and the rocky descend on the Airline trail which seemed to go on forever. Sue had an injury falling on a rock- She will have a black eye to boast about, and I'm glad she is OK.

It was a long hiking day- we exceeded booktime and got back to the trailhead at 8-8:30 pm
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Moderate to difficul
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Very Windy, Overcast

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