View Full Version : New To Climbing- advice needed.

01-31-2008, 10:58 AM
Im pretty new to Mountaineering, and want to plan a Climb in the White Mountains.
Ive been climbing 600+ feet every other morning(ct), normally climb it three times before work.
Im looking for a climb fairly protected that I could do alone, I was looking at the EMS package but just cant afford it right now.
My brother has climbed the area extensivly in the 80s and recommended climbing Adams if I am going to go it alone.
I have XP with Ice axe and Crampons, and all the gear recommended.
Can someone recommend a route on Adams? I was looking at the lowe path as it seems pretty straight forward and should have other traffic on it in case of emergency. Also any links to maps other then just topo would be helpful as well.

Thanks a ton!

KD Talbot
01-31-2008, 08:56 PM
Elevation gain on Lowe's Path is 4450'. Practice that. With all your gear on your back and your plastic mountaineering boots on. The subject of hiking alone is argued pro and con incessantly on hiking forums. It is my personal belief that hiking alone in winter above tree line is unnecessarily risky, especially to someone new to it and unfamiliar with the territory. Is it possible your brother could go with you on this trip? Here are some other hiking forums, you may be able to join a group for free here:




02-01-2008, 10:27 AM
Sorry about the double post(they didnt post right away)- I talked my brother into going with me.
Thanks for the advice from both post- He recently remembered getting caught in a storm and losing the cairns(sp) on Adams for two hours....and how he was more uncomforable there then on Denali, but this means I need to buy new crampons since he will need his. If he changes his mind I will suck it up and go with EMS. I think I was biting off more then I could chew just yet.