Ascent of Mount Madison on 2009-07-26

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had intended to go Valley Way but decided to use Pinkham Rd shortcut and stopped at Pine Link when I saw the sign. Quite a tough climb and weather was cool and foggy. Saw a thru hiker come over the top wearing a kilt!?
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:878 ft / 267 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:cool, foggy, 30-40 mph winds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:878 ft / 267 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Start Trailhead:4488 ft / 1367 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Madison - Pine Link (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Second Howk2009-07-262436 ft / 742 m
2Third Howk2009-07-26306 ft / 93 m
3Fourth Howk2009-07-26191 ft / 58 m
4Mount Madison2009-07-26878 ft / 268 m
Total Trip Gain: 3811 ft / 1161 m    Total Trip Loss: 331 ft / 100 m

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