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rasgoatWoohoooo!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2007


Wow, I love this mountain!
Almost didn't make it after breaking trail in knee to waist deep snow for five hours... We turned around about 1 mile from the summit and right then, the dudes from the lean-to came up and started to break trail! it was awesome. at this point we turned back around and made it! thanks to the dudes in the lean-to!

Took seven hours to summit to go four miles!

climbed from the south from the Whiteface Landing on Lake Placid, awesome trail but seldom used.

Temps on summit were 5 degrees with about 30 mph winds -20 wind chill
My fifth winter summit!

The Trip Report
Posted Mar 6, 2007 11:53 pm

The OgreIce and snow
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

The Ogre

Great hike from Atmostpheric Research Center with Dave Ryan, up Whiteface and tagged Esther on the way back. No tourists, just us and a couple other groups of hikers. Took the trail all the way up; took the stairs and road loop back to the trail on the descent.
Posted Jan 26, 2007 5:08 pm

jvarholakshare the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 1972


grab a slab of granite....stay awhile....noone goes there anymore, it's too crowded (thanks yogi)
Posted Jan 21, 2007 3:43 am

lalpinistSoaker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006


50 degrees and pouring rain in the AM.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 8:00 pm

Jerry LFrom Wilmington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

Jerry L

Climbed this one in a snow and wind storm. You could barely keep your footing due to the high winds (Mount Washington recorded wind gusts over 150 mph that day). That night as I relaxed in my RV, two trees came crashing down on it and did significant damage.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 12:50 pm

rematoreWhiteface Mt.  Sucess!


We made it, but we couldn't see anything at the top; it was too foggy.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 6:42 am

danny-boyWillmington trail in the snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2003


Could hardly find the trail for the fresh snow and white trail markers on the trees. Great and tough hike on snowshoes
Posted Oct 15, 2006 1:42 am

KoonsyConnery pond and brook slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2006


Started out at route 86 and had to hike to the connery pond trail then bushwhacked to brook slide to summit. descended connery pond trail from summit, it was poorly marked but a good trail.fun hike
Posted Oct 12, 2006 3:17 am

royswkrFrom Wilmington res, what a trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2003
Walked last part with retired ranger Pete Fish who was doing trailwork, walked down to parking lot and rode an elevator to a summit for the first time

My last peak for NE P2k
Posted Jul 26, 2006 11:19 pm

foreverwildFrom nonstandard side  Sucess!


Climbed from nostandard side coming up the steep boulders from Lake Placid direction. Long 18ish mile day if I remember right solo + Dog, descended via Willmington train, skipped Ester for the time being due to the puppy.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:36 pm

locationA_D_D85First DAK hike  Sucess!


This was my first DAK hike_ i did it with school group before school started_ good experience gave me a feel for what the Daks had to offer_ i took the Wilmington trail_ took most of the day_the firs part of the trail was the worst_hiking up a steep rocky stream_ good hike but would have been better without the slow hikers_
Posted Feb 13, 2006 6:01 pm

IceRavinesRoute Climbed: Not quite sure as of date Date Climbed: March2003  Sucess!


Awsome hike w/climbing gear on my back... started on a trail and ended up midway of the slide itself..after navigating 2 smaller hills, I followed the slide up which seemed fairly vertical and had some awsome views. Climed over the stone wall and found myself at the concessions and then finished off at the top .Great views but couldnt figure where I lost the trail.
Posted Feb 4, 2006 10:06 am

ZoneOneRoute Climbed: The Road Date Climbed: July 29, 2005  Sucess!


After Climbing Mt. Jo, we drove up to see what the view would be like.
Posted Nov 13, 2005 2:08 am

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Meteorological station trail Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

A long hike which eventually gets you to the road just below the summit. The east ridge was really icy so we opted to walk up the road to the handrail line on the west ridge. Very nice snowy exposure took us to the top. Skiers were skiing the upper mile of the auto road. Looked like fun! We went up esther on the way down. A nice little side trip and a great day in the mountains.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 10:39 pm

evilprooferRoute Climbed: Connery Pond/Lake Placid Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


My first Adirondack and my first 3000+ vertical...I basically pulled into Wilmington and asked Tourist Info, "How do I climb THAT?" After hours of slogging away in the wilderness, I was such an ignoramus that I had no idea I would be greeted at the top by driving tourists sitting in folding chairs chewing on jerky. They truly thought I had nine heads when I appeared trudging to the summit. Got offered a ride down. Fear not: I declined. A very proud day for me on the mountain that started my obsession.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 9:32 pm

James_WRoute Climbed: Via double black diamond ski runs Date Climbed: September, 2004  Sucess!


Long slog up this great peak. Fantastic views of fall everywhere. Hoping to ascend via slides ski trail next time.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 1:55 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: From Atmospheric Reseach Center, both Date Climbed: 11/30/96 and Dec 25, 98  Sucess!


Beautiful weather. Both times winter like conditions. In Nov. we walked down the road.
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:27 pm

SMILLERRoute Climbed: WILMINGTON RESEVOIR TRAIL Date Climbed: OCTOBER 9,2004  Sucess!


Posted Nov 24, 2004 2:31 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: A trail Date Climbed: Sometime in the 90's  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

I did this one during buggy season one year with the Boy Scouts. We were spread out along the trail but I could tell where everyone was by the clouds of black flies hovering above certain sections of trail.
Posted Sep 29, 2004 3:17 pm

avidwandererRoute Climbed: Not the road Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!


Not sure what route I climbed, I was following a more experienced guy whose whiteface summit was his last for 46! There were women in bikinis on top!! (I think they took the elevator...)
Posted Sep 24, 2004 7:39 am

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