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Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2016-01-27

Climber: Matt Larson

Date:Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

The route down from Hancock to the Hancock Loop Junction was one of the steepest trail descents I've ever seen in the white mountains. The weather was warm and softened up the snow, so it was an easy descent, but steep! Very glad to have the spikes today!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2271 ft / 692 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Hancock Loop
    Start Trailhead:Hancock Middle Peak Summit  4280 ft / 1304 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2271 ft / 692 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Hancock Loop
    End Trailhead:Hancock Lookout Parking Lot  2129 ft / 648 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Hancock Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Hancock2016-01-272190 ft / 668 m
2Mount Hancock-Middle Peak2016-01-270 ft / 0 m
3Mount Hancock2016-01-27120 ft / 37 m
Total Trip Gain: 2310 ft / 705 m    Total Trip Loss: 2310 ft / 704 m



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