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Ascent of Katahdin on 2012-08-29

Climber: Matt DiFrancesco

Others in Party:Gary DiFrancesco
Date:Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2374 ft / 723 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3808 ft / 1160 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Summit fog, 50mph+ gusts on top
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2354 ft / 717 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Saddle Trail
    Start Trailhead:Chimney Pond Campground  2914 ft / 888 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3808 ft / 1160 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3788 ft / 1154 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Saddle Trail, Chimney Pond Trail
    End Trailhead:Roaring Brook  1480 ft / 451 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin 8-2012 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Hamlin Peak2012-08-283476 ft / 1059 m
2Katahdin2012-08-292374 ft / 724 m
Total Trip Gain: 5850 ft / 1783 m    Total Trip Loss: 5850 ft / 1783 m



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