Mount Washington Climber's Log

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chrisbrown - Feb 22, 2011 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010

92mph winds and -60 wind chills  Sucess!

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!


Jow - Feb 22, 2011 9:51 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2011

REI Adventure

Took REI 2 day beginning mountaineering course, day 2 took Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to summit, that was hard


JimWallace - Feb 21, 2011 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

windy lions head ascent  Sucess!

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!


Kristin5berry - Feb 10, 2011 4:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

one of many

via Huntingtons Ravine


jjdubs - Feb 9, 2011 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Perfect Day  Sucess!

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!


RamblinWreck - Jan 23, 2011 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2011

Icy Lion Head  Sucess!

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


MoapaPk - Jan 21, 2011 12:05 am

sleet July 1974  Sucess!

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


Dundeel - Jan 8, 2011 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1977

Tuckerman Ravine  Sucess!

Hiked Tuckerman Ravine but also drove up another time.


mlandau3 - Jan 4, 2011 7:30 pm

Summer Of 1969  Sucess!

via tuck


swamy - Dec 7, 2010 9:19 am Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2009

Lions head  Sucess!

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:


Winex - Nov 12, 2010 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 1974

Many Times  Sucess!

Have hiked MW and surounding mountains many times since the late 1960's. Love the Presidentials!


cbeats - Nov 10, 2010 6:35 am

Winter summit  Sucess!

My first real climb, up Lion's Head. Cold and windy (unsurprisingly) but clear.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 22, 2010 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2010

Cog RR  Sucess!

Took the Cog RR to the summit. Summit covered in rime ice. 24 degrees with a steady 36 mph wind.


lambpasty - Oct 13, 2010 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Incredible, windy hike

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.


LDuszer - Oct 5, 2010 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010

solo to the top  Sucess!

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.


triyoda - Sep 21, 2010 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010

New Year  Sucess!

Good times, but not much visibility


WhiteInVermont - Sep 17, 2010 5:28 pm

Hiked this a few times  Sucess!

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!


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.

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