Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2012-03-04

Climber: Karine Thate

Date:Sunday, March 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another great day out. Joined Heather for the end of her single season winter. We're planning on southern Presi traverse (how many peaks and direction were dependent on conditions). Forecast called for snow and strong and damaging winds, so we started from the HIghland Center to get Pierce and Ike - and maybe add on more depending on conditions. Turned out to be a nice day - sun peaked out in the morning, and clouds never descended to the summits - so we had good visibility all day. George was even visible much of the day. Amazingly there were NO WINDS. A bit of snow fell (down - not sideways). Wow. Warm pleasant day. Heather finished on Ike and we continued to Monroe, took a break on the hut roof, and had good sledding down Ammo. Despite a group from Moony Mountain guides tearing up the trail with crampons instead of snowshoes. Oh well. Had fun with Jeff, Heather and Dan. Ash turned back early due to her knee.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4510 ft / 1374 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1700 ft / 518 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4510 ft / 1374 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2810 ft / 856 m; Extra: 1700 ft / 518m
    Loss on way in:1700 ft / 518 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Start Trailhead:1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics

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