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Ascent of Mount Bond on 2020-03-09

Climber: Bruce Adams

Date:Monday, March 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bond
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4698 ft / 1431 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mixed late winter conditions. Temps ranged from 20 to 60 degrees. The entire Hale - Zealand - Bonds traverse could be done in spikes. All trails were firm with frozen granular or packed powder. Around noon when temps moved above freezing the trail beds softened considerably. Snow clumped on spikes and boots often sank into the trail bed and inch or so. We switched to snowshoes coming off Bondcliff until the Lincoln Woods bridge to save the trail from post holing and to make better time. Sunrise on Zeacliff. 17 miles hut to LW. 10 hours total including 2 hours stopped.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Total Elevation Loss:648 ft / 197 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:373 ft / 113 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Bondcliff Tr
    Start Trailhead:Col  4325 ft / 1318 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:648 ft / 197 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Bondcliff Tr
    End Trailhead:Col  4050 ft / 1234 m
Ascent Part of Trip: HaleHutBonds030920 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Hale2020-03-08 a2604 ft / 794 m
2Zealand Mountain2020-03-09 b1590 ft / 485 m
3Mount Guyot2020-03-09 c617 ft / 188 m
4West Bond2020-03-09 d460 ft / 140 m
5Mount Bond2020-03-09 e373 ft / 114 m
6Bondcliffs2020-03-09 f215 ft / 66 m
Total Trip Gain: 5859 ft / 1787 m    Total Trip Loss: 6059 ft / 1847 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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