Ascent of Mount Bond on 2009-11-08

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, November 8, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bond
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4698 ft / 1431 m

Ascent Trip Report

A big day. Zealand Road to Lincoln Woods getting my last 4 NH 4000 footers. start 0545 with headlamp for 10-15 min. hut at 0645. snow and ice started above hut but held off putting on mini-spikes until after Zeacliff junction - worked great and make a huge difference time-wise. made Zealand summit on spur trail at 0830. took off spikes on Guyot after hitting treeline before Bondcliff junction. Sky now completely clear. Wind picked up gusting to 45?knots, could lean into it. up over hump and out to West Bond at 1000. Bond at 1045 and Bondcliff at 1133. Wind even stronger at Bondcliff. No one around to take a picture of me at my last 4000'r so I took one of the obligatory rock block everyone stands on. Down to Wilderness at 1316, at parking lot at 1430. Want to thank everyone who offered their help while I was waiting and to Shauna and Debbie for picking me up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:338 ft / 103 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:338 ft / 103 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:4360 ft / 1328 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Zealand-Lincoln Woods Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Zealand Mountain2009-11-082190 ft / 668 m
2Mount Guyot2009-11-08540 ft / 165 m
3West Bond2009-11-08270 ft / 82 m
4Mount Bond2009-11-08338 ft / 103 m
5Bondcliffs2009-11-08195 ft / 59 m
Total Trip Gain: 3533 ft / 1077 m

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