Mount Washington Climber's Log

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lambpasty - Sep 13, 2010 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

Underestimated this one  Sucess!

But still had an incredible time. Parked one car at Pinkham then a second up the road a few miles at the Great Gulf trailhead. 7.5 miles up to Spaulding lake just below the steep, rocky, wet headwall, then up the headwall itself to enjoy 2,000 calories and a nice 20 minute nap at the cafeteria :D

The summit itself was cloudy, but as we headed down they completely cleared and hiking back down the Lion's Head trail during the sunset was one of the most memorable experiences I've had on a hike so far. This is a ~12 mile round trip that took us close to 13 hours (book time for this is about 10 hours I believe...the only peak we'd hiked before this was Mt. Monadnock; we were underprepared, inexperienced, and underestimated the difficulty here!), but the views of the Presidential valley while on the headwall made it well worth it. Definitely going to do this trail again.


YEM - Aug 26, 2010 12:56 am

The Easy Route  Sucess!

My wife and a few NE friends rambled around the summit and below. Views and wind, what else could you ask for in summer? Bring a pocket full of $.

cddinsemass - Aug 23, 2010 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Barefoot  Sucess!

Awful weather, lots of rain, cold and windy....but my 15 year old son climbed from Pinkham Notch on the Tuckerman Ravine trail to the summit BAREFOOT! Everyone we met was surprised but other than being cold, he said his feet felt fine. He was the only one of our group at the summit to have dry shoes as he had to put them on to go in and eat.


Moogie737 - Aug 9, 2010 9:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Another "Two-fer"  Sucess!

W/ Christine. Why not do a double if weather permits? Up Huntington Ravine, down Jewell, up Ammonoosuc, down Lion Head. R/T time = 11 hours including 1 total hour at the busy (and crowded) summit and 15 minutes at the base of the cog railway to watch a wedding party board and depart for the summit.


pyerger - Jul 23, 2010 4:22 pm

washington  Sucess!

Have to admit, I drove a motorcycle

michaelching - Jul 18, 2010 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Cold but beautiful  Sucess!

Tuckerman Ravine Trail.


chocodove - Jul 7, 2010 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Excellent introduction...  Sucess!

to Mt. Washington and bigger peaks in general. Up Huntington, down Lion Head.


jcoalter - Jun 29, 2010 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Up Huntington Ravine, down Lion's Head  Sucess!

First real mountain, first time above tree line. Planned on doing another peak or so a day or two later but this was enough for one week for me, as a newbie hiker. We'll just have to go back, that's all. Great views, some unheard of awesome weather (6 mph winds on top, bright sun all day) some tough scrambles and a long, tiring, fabulous day.


imzadi - Jun 28, 2010 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

twice  Sucess!

2nd time...1st time in Aug 2009


sylvainperron - Jun 17, 2010 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

Let it snow...  Sucess!

Great mountain! Went there a couple of times. In 2007, we slept at the Lake of the Clouds refuge. The next morning we had to go down because of a big snow storm at the summit. It was july 1st!!


dharmabum - Jun 17, 2010 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2010

Winter ascent

climbed with Mark Synnott and a couple clients. We climbed the right-right gully I think it was - a steep snow chute to Alpine Gardens. One of the clients was having a tough time so we turned back there. Visibility was poor at the Gardens and winds fierce!


BergFlicka - May 26, 2010 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1996

Nice...  Sucess!

to summit one of the most legendary mountains in the area. Great hike and great memories.

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 17, 2010 12:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 1971

My 1st of all the 4,000'ers

This was my 1st mountain. Now I have completed the NE 111 and the 50 USA state highpoints (It only took me 31 years).
NE 111 #400, 50 state highpoints #111


michellen - May 9, 2010 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Wet & Cold Day in August  Sucess!

But still a great hike. Hiked up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, returned to Pinkham Notch via Nelson Crag/Huntington Ravine Trails.


Pasquinilli - Apr 28, 2010 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Did an Obs overnight. Great climb up and back. Very cold and windy. Had a blast. Plan on a winter Presidential Traverse in 2011.


campthesummit - Apr 16, 2010 10:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

Beautiful winter ascent  Sucess!

This was one of those super unusually beautiful days on Mount Washington. there was not a single cloud in the sky and probably 100 plus mile visibility. we followed the lions head winter route and there were many teams on the mountain. all in all a great experience. next year were shooting for the Huntington ravine side, maybe pinnacle gully.


NJTripper - Apr 15, 2010 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

My 1st tough climb...  Sucess!

Good weather, clear skies, great views! The start of a 3-day presidential traverse....


ericwillhite - Mar 9, 2010 12:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2001

OK  Sucess!

Nice place, lots of hype. Took one picture HERE


secander - Mar 7, 2010 11:37 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Winter Ascent via Odell's  Sucess!

Poor ice conditions led to the melting out of a screw. Weather was beautiful and the rest of the ascent was uneventful.


climbncookie - Feb 21, 2010 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2010

First Winter Climb  Sucess!

Climbed up Central Gully during a bright sunny day, with the odd cloud blowing by. Descended via Lion's Head winter route. Great intro climb

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