Ascent of Alex Knob on 1993-11-24

Climber: Greg Slayden

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alex Knob
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:4275 ft / 1303 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was in a west-facing coastal area at about 45 degrees latitude, which means one thing: expect rain, and lots of it. Despite this, I decided to do a hike today anyway, so from 10:10 AM to 4:10 PM I climbed Alex Knob, a low 4250 foot foothill overlooking the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand's Westlands. I was starting at only about 600 feet, so it was a long, hard hike. I got totally soaked, and the summit was in clouds, but there were some nice views of the Southern Alps and the glacier when I was below the clouds and above the trees.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3652 ft / 1113 m
    Trailhead:623 ft / 189 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, White-out

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