Ascent of Mount Osceola on 2012-02-25

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Osceola
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great hike, pretty sustained steep climb on the Osceola Trail.

There was a couple feet of snow, but the trail was pretty well packed down.

Frozen branch on the ridge

I use crampons the whole way up, switched to snowshoes for the way down. Did alot of sliding on the way down which was a ton of fun. I ended up getting alot of leg cramps towards the top, that's never happened before. Met a guy named Reg from Montreal at the main summit.

That's Reg's finger in the corner
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Osceolas as seen from the North Slide of North Tripyramid. This was taken at the peak of the leaves changing (2014-10-11). Photo by Matthew Nelson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:532 ft / 162 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Mt. Osceola Trail
    Trailhead:East Osceola  3788 ft / 1154 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Part of Trip: Osceolas 2/2012

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Osceola-East Peak2012-02-25 a2264 ft / 690 m
2Mount Osceola2012-02-25 b532 ft / 162 m
3Mount Osceola-East Peak2012-02-25 c368 ft / 112 m
Total Trip Gain: 3164 ft / 964 m    Total Trip Loss: 2796 ft / 852 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matthew Nelson
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