Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2013-12-14
|Date:||Saturday, December 14, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLeft at 4pm, very late, had to use headlamp soon. I was looking for the lean-to but lost track in large open and blown down area. Trees were falling and I was scared. I then fell in water and my feet froze. Couldn't see 2 inches in front of me. I tried to track the lean-to with GPS but bushwhacking in these conditions was not possible. Went back, found a big rock to sleep under, prepared mat, sleeping bag and bivy sac. I was really starting to freeze. When I decided to get in sleeping bag, my crampons wouldn't unbind and I was stuck with them. Decided to leave and get back to the car. I took a very long time tracking back, couldn't see footsteps or trails, I used GPS to trackback but wasn't working too well in ultratrack. Total time 9 hours and almost no progress, only 12 miles.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
| Weather:||Snowing, White-out|
| Gain on way in:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
| Start Trailhead:||0 ft / 0 m|
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