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Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2017-02-20

Climber: John Krzeminski

Date:Monday, February 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4865 ft / 1482 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wow! 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear



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