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Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2015-03-07

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4865 ft / 1482 m

Ascent Trip Report

Enjoyed a great hike to Esther and Whiteface today via Marble and the Wilmington trail. Conditions were warm (15 - 20 degrees) and a mix of sun and clouds with a storm on the summit of Whiteface. Great day with a lot of folks on the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1261 ft / 384 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3196 ft / 973 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1011 ft / 308 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 961 ft / 293 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:Wilmington Trail
    Start Trailhead:Esther to Whiteface and out  3904 ft / 1189 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3146 ft / 958 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2896 ft / 882 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:wilmington trail
    End Trailhead:ASRC  1969 ft / 600 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Whiteface Esther winter

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Marble Mountain2015-03-071049 ft / 320 m
2Lookout Mountain2015-03-071104 ft / 336 m
3Esther Mountain2015-03-07200 ft / 61 m
4Whiteface Mountain2015-03-071261 ft / 384 m
Total Trip Gain: 3614 ft / 1101 m    Total Trip Loss: 3596 ft / 1095 m



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