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Ascent of Pleasant Mountain on 2011-02-19

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Saturday, February 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pleasant Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:2006 ft / 611 m

Ascent Trip Report

conditioning trip pre-Ecuadorean volcano climbing. Southwest Ridge, Ledges, Mountain Rd., Big Bald, Ridge Tr.,Fire Warden's, Ledges, Southwest Ridge(via cell tower road). Needed shoes most of the way, trails packed but softened up enough so breaking thru every 3-4 steps. Not needed at all on Big Bald trail but warmer weather will soften that as well. Mostly sunny with little wind.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1698 ft / 517 m
    Total Elevation Loss:140 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1698 ft / 517 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1558 ft / 475 m; Extra: 140 ft / 42m
    Loss on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Start Trailhead:448 ft / 136 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Pleasant Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Pleasant Mountain2011-02-191698 ft / 518 m
2Pleasant Mountain-Big Bald Peak2011-02-191432 ft / 436 m
3Pleasant Mountain2011-02-19414 ft / 126 m
Total Trip Gain: 3544 ft / 1080 m    Total Trip Loss: 480 ft / 147 m



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