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Patrick BThe Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Patrick B

The day after our failed ascent we tried again. Perfect conditions. No winds and the temperature was in the 20s. We even saw a guy with shorts and a long sleeve shirt on! (intense!) 6 hours up 2 hours down.

Posted Jan 11, 2009 7:37 pm

Patrick BFailed summit
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2009

Patrick B

One of our team members had a severe case of hypothermia so we were forced to turn around a short distance below Lions Head. The winds were like 50 mph with 70 mph gusts. Pretty insane weather.
Posted Jan 11, 2009 7:35 pm

seeksitLate winter summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2007


First drove to the top summer of 1970. Legitimate climb had to wait 37 years. Summited in good weather conditions via the Lion's Head trail, winds no more than 20mph and temperatures in the 20's. Good training hike.
Posted Jan 9, 2009 10:48 pm

dpryan999It's Windy up there!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1996


1996: Climbed twice in the summer, first by Lion Head (successful) and then by the Jewell Trail
December 1997: First winter climb with UMass Crew team mates on New Year's Eve (unsuccessful due to poor visibility).
December 1998: Second winter ascent in with the Crew team, this time we made it!
January 2001: Unsuccessful ascent due to high winds past Lion's Head
January 2008: Unsuccessful due to high winds past Lion's Head
January 2009: I learned that the high winds around Lion Head dissipate after a few hundred meters. 17 January our group of four made it through the Alpine Garden and halfway up the summit before turning around due to intense -25F cold. On 19 January, my partner and I summitted under much better conditions (15F above, 40mph winds, 100m visibility).
Already planning the 2010 ascent...perhaps via Tuckerman or Ammonousic.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 8:38 am

MarannaBack in 1975  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1975


I spent two weeks treking up and down the White Mountains back in 1975 then hitched over to Bar Harbor, Maine. What a great trip as a 17 year old. My ohter Presidential summits were during this trip. Came down Tuckerman's on this decent.
Posted Nov 28, 2008 7:30 am

davidjhoopesPres Traverse  Sucess!


See my bro-in-laws trip report for our experience--Presidential Traverse - Madison to Webster. Spectacular
Posted Nov 27, 2008 8:18 pm

bruno baschungmount washington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2008

bruno baschung

Wonderful ascent, alas in por weather. Mt washington deserve its reputation of being very windy and should not be underestimated.

Bruno baschung
Posted Nov 17, 2008 5:26 pm

Athos791Tuckerman's Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


I drug my father up Mt. Washington via the Tuckerman's Ravine Trail. We spent the night at the Hermit Lake tent platforms, and awoke around 5 am to set off for the summit. The ravine itself is awesome fun, and then its a little jaunt of the talus slope to the summit. We got up there too early, as the restaurant was closed on the summit.
Posted Nov 9, 2008 10:24 am

nextyearranierNever underestimate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2003


Just back from a Colorado trip and convinced that nothing on the east coast could be tough, I got my first case of humility on Mount Washington. It may be only 6k (or so) feet, but this was a tough dayhike. The scenery was beautiful though. And it was about 40 deg on the summit in July.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 2:24 pm

2skinnersHP # 17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2008
Due to time constraints we took the auto road to the summit. The summit was like a circus. Lots of people, trains and buildings. It wasn't the worst highpoint I've done, but it wasn't the best either. Some of the views along the way were pretty however.
Posted Oct 28, 2008 1:20 pm

ParenteauAwesome Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2008


Had a great time doing a late fall hike up Lion's Head and down Tuckerman's. Snow all throughout the alpine zone.
Posted Oct 22, 2008 9:38 pm

silversummitDH was sick so


we decided to do the cog rr. We were celebrating our anniversary and he hurt his knee so we cheated and rode the cog railway up. Never got to see the view anyway since it was clouded over as usual!
Posted Oct 3, 2008 11:59 pm

JofaComplete N to S Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008


2nd successful summit out of 3 tries. Bagged it first in 1995 by running up Tuckerman's ravine with a minimalist 5 lb pack, had what I would consider an axiety attack at the top Huntington ravine's wall and turned back in 2000, and muscled through the complete presidential traverse this past year:

Traversed from the north over three nights, camped off of valley way trail below treeline and hiked up to madison the next morning. then over the adams' jefferson, clay and to lakes of the clouds hut. a heck of an odyssy carrying camping equipment - never again. Learn from other's exertions! Go lite and stay at the huts the whole time! Summited Mt Washington the next morn and south over monroe, franklin, eisenhower, pierce and camped next to mizpah. down to civilization the next day. Rough work out but awesome trek.
Posted Oct 1, 2008 7:58 pm

maddie77777Made it to the ridge...
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


But that was as far as I could get. Came up Tucks into the remnants of Hurricane Ike, 60-80 mph winds gusting to 100, along with 30 degree rain blasting me. I made it to the Tuckerman crossover at the top of the ridge, but with the wind blowing at me from the side, it wasn't safe to ascend any further, having never been on this mountain before. I cannot wait to try it again though.
Posted Sep 20, 2008 6:01 pm

starship_jenFifth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008


Second time up Mt. Washington. Started from the Madison Springs hut that morning and bagged Adams, Jefferson, and Clay that morning. Got "smogged" out by the Cog Railway as we approached the tracks....bad timing! Lovely views on the way up, but lots of wind, as usual. Took a quick break inside before making our way to Lakes of the Clouds Hut for the night.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 8:57 am

BCJBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008


Weather went from heavy clouds with 20' of visibility to unlimited visibility within about two minutes. Windy, of course, but gorgeous.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 8:02 pm

kpthomsonPinnacle Butress  Sucess!


Climbed the 5.8 variation, a non-descript rock climb with the normal chossy, rotten, lose alpine rock. The hike in (Huntington trail) and hike out
(Lions Head) was painful. But, a majestic mountain for sure.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:44 pm

dpsiebertVia ART  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2002


Hiked with Laura. Surreal feeling being whited out on top. Only peak I've climbed with a visitor center on the summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 5:34 am

subfloodGreat Stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008


Amazing views and vicious weather.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 10:41 pm

ChinigoHP #1 - drive up - #1a - climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


I had always wanted to go to the top, and after a weekend of partying I was in no shape to climb (I am glad those days are OVER!) - so I cheated and drove the Auto Road back on 28 Aug 1988. It may have been the most beautiful day of that year on top of the mountain - pretty warm as I recall, just a few clouds, and visibility as far as you could see.

I was thinking of tackling it as a climb in 2009, but Labor Day weekend this year looked so good for weather that I decided to do it sooner. Fortunately, I brought my cold weather gear! After the climb up Huntington Ravine, the wind was blowing fiercely across the Nelson Crag trail (>70 mph gusts) - the top was pretty much socked in by clouds - no visibility. But, it was a great climb and the descent down Tuckerman Ravine was pretty well sheltered after I got off the summit cone. Views were excellent once you got under the clouds!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 2:15 pm

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