Many climbs at all different times of the year, via all of the standard routes. Favorite ascent is up Huntington Ravine.
Spent the whole weekend climbing around the mountain. Two of the 40 days of sun!
Tried to do the traverse but got turned back after difficulties with route finding and snow (shouldn't have tried Webster Cliff trail...). Ended up summiting via Lion's Head. Beautiful day up to Alpine Garden followed by whiteout and high winds (75 mph gusts at -5F) for the rest.
After an unsuccessful attempt on 1/28/10, I felt compelled to go back and conquer the mountain during severe winter weather. Back in Jan. I had to turn back due to a friend that couldn't push on and zero visibility.
I returned Dec. 29th (this time solo) and was successful! As the title says, the weather was ridiculous. But it was EXACTLY what i came for!
Took REI 2 day beginning mountaineering course, day 2 took Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to summit, that was hard
Great day climbing in the Whites.We ascended via the Lions head route up to a very windy summit with gusts over 80 mph.Very exciting!
via Huntingtons Ravine
8.5 hour roundtrip up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, and down Jewell.
Having spent most of the hike complaining about the inevitable 400 pound man on top eating a chili dog, I found myself eating warm pizza and enjoying the amenities!
Previous day: 60-80mph sustained w/ gusts 100+ @ 0'F, turned back at the peak of lion head in alpine garden
Summit day was crystal clear, beautiful climb
Part of an AT backpack. Couldn't see a damn thing. For a brief bit, we had wet snow; after summit bailed down 7 husbands
Hiked Tuckerman Ravine but also drove up another time.
Woohoo, made it.
Went up as part of a meetup. My trip comments are in the link below:
The hike was led by a guide from synnott mountain guides:
Have hiked MW and surounding mountains many times since the late 1960's. Love the Presidentials!
My first real climb, up Lion's Head. Cold and windy (unsurprisingly) but clear.
Took the Cog RR to the summit. Summit covered in rime ice. 24 degrees with a steady 36 mph wind.
Attempted a loop starting at Pinkham Notch via Old Jackson Road > Nelson Crag Trail > Davis Path > Boott Spurr > Tuckerman's Ravine. Made it up to the intersection of Nelson Crag Trail and Alpine Garden (about .8 mi from the summit) and had to turn down the A.G. Trail and circumvent the peak because of the -5 degree temp and the 90mph wind blowing the rime around everywhere - just didn't quite have the gear for it. Still an awesome hike nonetheless with incredible views, definitely doing this trail in the spring/summertime next year.
I was on a multi-day trip across the Presidentials in a group with 3 guys. The guys decided to circumvent the summit and went southwest towards Lakes of the Clouds. I soloed to the top. It was misty and windy on the way up, but then the clouds cleared completely, and there were views in every direction for 100 miles.
Good times, but not much visibility
Tuckerman's to Lion's Head trail: In the summer I did this hike in 2 hours 15 minutes up and 1 hour 33 minutes down. I've snowboarded The Ravine in the spring. It was a beautiful warm day not a cloud in the sky!