Climbing Mt Marcy, New York

Having failed to reach the summit of Mt Marcy when I first attempted to climb the mountain in October 2016, I returned to the Adirondack range ten months later to try again, and on Sunday, 10 September 2017, successfully summited the highest peak in the state of New York. Mt Marcy is 5,344 feet / 1,629 metres above sea-level, and its the 21st highest of the fifty US state highpoints. Climbing Mt Marcy was particularly special: first, my wife, Heather, accompanied me for more than 90 per cent of the way to the top; second, it was the end of a quest. When I stepped onto Mt Marcys summit, it was the 50th US state highpoint Id either climbed, hiked up, or visited.

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