Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Katahdin - Winter Hiking

I realized that I have a fair number of photos on the blog related to hunting and fishing but I had yet to include any stories or pictures from my expeditions hiking and climbing various high altitude peaks across the Americas. Here is a picture of me and some friends on a winter training hike into Mt. Katahdin, ME the tallest peak in Maine . . . does anyone know the second tallest Maine peak?

After several years of preparation climbing peaks such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens I decided that I wanted to attempt one of the truly BIG mountains of the world. After some discussion with my long time climbing partner we determined it was time for us to attempt one of the infamous 7 summits of the world (highest points on each continent). Mt. Aconcagua (22,843 ft) was our final choice and after 8 months of training we were ready to head to the top! Though the story to the summit is long and sorted I am currently attempting to review my 80 pages of journal entries in order to hopefully sometime write an extensive article.

For anyone who is interested, soon after my return I was interviewed by Lynn Ascrizzi of the Kennebec Journal and a brief outline of the tale was published March 12th, 2006.


  1. Now are we talking peaks summits?
    (Or does it matter..)
    Hamlin Peak (4751'), is the second highest major summit in Maine - however, technically, part of Katahdin.

    Or were you looking for 'da-loaf ' : Sugarloaf? (4237')

  2. I was looking for someone to answer Hamlin, however, nice catch I definitely should have been more specific!

  3. Wow...who knew? I climbed Killington once when I was a teenager. Good bar at the top.... :-)
    Jeez..I never know which profile to choose

  4. PM, Bar on the tops of summits are dangerous . . . you still need to get down! :)


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