Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2017-02-20
|Date:||Monday, February 20, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4865 ft / 1482 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWow! Runway, packed hard crusted snow the whole way up from Atmos center... to Marble Mountain, Overlook. It is nearly 3 miles unrelenting up. Sun was gorgeous! Temps perfection mid 20s, little wind. Shot over to Esther, then up to Whiteface. Passed some skiers and snowborders somewhere in the ski area. Up and left over a frosty but amazing Wilmington turn to make the castle. Blue bird Skies... Shoes performed perfectly up and down on the crust. The lifts are amazing and great for 50 degree ascents! But sled on the hardpack most of the way down and beat my but and arms up, tore off the bottom of my pants.. no ideal, but a must.... got them both in 5 hours 15 mins.
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| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
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