Ascent of Mount Madison on 1951-09-08

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Joel Yancy
fellow MIT grad student
Date:Saturday, September 8, 1951
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Departed Ravine House (1,275') at 2:30 PM at Randolph and took the Air Line Tr over the so-called Knife-Edge of Durand Ridge (with great views into King Ravine) to the Madison Hut (4,825', 5:00 PM, 3.7 miles), where we spent the night. After dinner we climbed Mt. Madison (5,366'. 0.4 mile), enjoying the summit view just as the sun was setting in a clear sky, boding well for tomorrow’s traverse southward along the main ridge of the Presidential Range.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4091 ft / 1246 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4091 ft / 1246 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Air Line Tr
    Start Trailhead:Ravine House--Rsndolph  1275 ft / 388 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 1951-Presidential Range NH (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison1951-09-08 a4091 ft / 1247 m
2John Quincy Adams1951-09-09 b4135 ft / 1260 m
3Mount Adams1951-09-09 c4524 ft / 1379 m
4Sam Adams1951-09-09 d 
5Mount Jefferson1951-09-09 e4437 ft / 1352 m
6Mount Clay1951-09-09 f4258 ft / 1298 m
7Mount Washington1951-09-09 g5013 ft / 1528 m
8Mount Monroe1951-09-09 h4097 ft / 1249 m
Total Trip Gain: 30555 ft / 9313 m    Total Trip Loss: 22066 ft / 6725 m

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