Mount Washington Climber's Log

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Redwic

Redwic - Sep 18, 2012 12:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

Caught In A "Hurricane"  Sucess!

With very poor weather looming over the mountain, I chose to drive up the Auto Toll Road to the summit parking lot. What I did not expect, however, was the drastically different conditions at the top. There was thick fog and the air temperature had lowered six degrees (from 39 to 33) in only 15 minutes. Most of all, the wind was increasing, reaching near-hurricane force when I ventured solo to the summit. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I did not come all that way to stop at the summit gift shop and I did not want to wait there as the conditions continued to worsen. I found myself going between the Tip Top House entrance (for a tiny brief wind shelter) and the summit multiple times until I finally was able to get a usable summit photo. The wind was knocking me down, repeatedly, and my fingers were nearly freezing. This was my 46th State Highpoint.

admiralcapn

admiralcapn - Sep 13, 2012 9:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

Delayed Hike  Sucess!

Rain kept us off the mountain for most of the morning. We started up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail around 11, intending to meet friends at the top who were taking the Auto Road. Bad news - the rain closed the gravel portion of the Auto Road, so after attaining the summit we had to hike an additional four miles down the road in the waning afternoon to finally meet them (they never did make it to the summit).

theuglybear

theuglybear - Jul 19, 2012 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

Huntington > Tuckermans  Sucess!

The ravines and the upper mountain are amazing. The summit was kind of deflating. At least they had hot dogs.

wvasmith

wvasmith - Jul 18, 2012 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2012

Crazy Calm  Sucess!

Did the winter route up lions head on leap day, wind was near non existent until the top where there were maybe a 10-15mph wind.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jul 7, 2012 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Route Climbed: Huntington-Tuckerman  Sucess!

One of the most intense hikes I've done in my life. Huntington is by far the hardest trails I've ever done, as it is both physically grueling and mentally intimidating. There were many times when I didn't know if I would make it up certain climbs, especially since a lot of the ones I did were off to the side of the trail. But with sheer will and determination, I made it, and lived to tell the tale. Views were non-existent on the summit, but on the way down Tuckerman, we had a few good ones. Do not do Huntington unless you have had some experience climbing.

Hagen

Hagen - Jun 29, 2012 10:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1992

Unforgettable  Sucess!

This is the mountain that started my obsession. I took Tuckerman's up and Lion's Head down. We stayed overnight at Hermit Lake.
Above the treeline in late August, there are lowbush blueberries all in the rocks and at the peak of ripeness. That gift from the mountain kept me going when I started getting tired.

eskimo122

eskimo122 - Jun 26, 2012 4:24 pm

west side and east side  Sucess!

went up ammonoosuc side on 9/26/10, tuckermans 9/11/2011. both are beautiful trails, lots of waterfalls. totally socked in in 2010, great scenery along the trail despite no view from the top. next time, huntingtons!

ape - Jun 21, 2012 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

First time on foot  Sucess!

I'd been up by car twice, but this was my first time hiking it. Went with a group of friends on a beautiful day. Only a slight drizzle on the way down.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Jun 8, 2012 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012

A great time  Sucess!

Weather was better than average with bands of flurries and rain mixing with fog and bright sunshine. Visibility was excellent on occasion. Bill Welty was my companion on the way down. Two hours and twenty five minutes up from the Pinkham Notch visitor center to the summit via the Lions Head trail. Still plenty of snow in Tuckermans.

bgriffs

bgriffs - Jun 5, 2012 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2010

Best Day in the Mountains  Sucess!

Beautiful day to be on Mt. Washington

xchallenging

xchallenging - May 31, 2012 3:47 pm

heavy wind above tree line  Sucess!

visibility was poor on summit. took a while even to find the visitor centor on top.

Cal

Cal - Apr 16, 2012 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

Thanks Ed!

This bit of fun planted a climbing seed where only backpacking had grown. It's more of a long hike though.

StoneWall

StoneWall - Feb 9, 2012 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Great Climb   Sucess!

We had a beautiful day on the mountain, started climbing at 7:30am and it was -3 at Pinkham Notch. When we got to the summit the wind was blowing 40-50mph with a wind chill around -30 bellow. But we had crystal clear skies and great views.

Spindle

Spindle - Jan 29, 2012 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Perfect day  Sucess!

Warm weather and low winds made for an unusual January day on the Lion Head winter route.

sederman

sederman - Jan 22, 2012 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

Crazy Wind on Lions Head  Sucess!

This climb was not for the weak. Winds were gusting over 100mph and there were full white out conditions. We were the first of the day to reach the summit and not sure if anyone else made it up that day. Most climbers turned back at the crest of loins head due to the snow and wind conditions.

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

This Body Climbed Mt Washington  Sucess!

Hit on a traverse of the Presidentials, north to south. HP #2!

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Jan 18, 2012 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

"warm" day!  Sucess!

Went up Tuckerman's on New Years day. Was hoping to do an ice climb, but ended up being the warmest New Years Days on record! Was still windy and cold and "rimey" at the summit though.

lsheen

lsheen - Jan 16, 2012 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1971

Long long ago...  Sucess!

Been up 3 - 4 times, Great Gulf, Tuckerman's, and a Presidential traverse or two, also!

VERY happy memories...

Inday

Inday - Jan 12, 2012 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2011

Mixed Ascent in December  Sucess!

Via O'dells. TR @ http://www.summitpost.org/mixed-technical-assent-via-odell-s/770305

lutty11

lutty11 - Jan 1, 2012 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

Windy and bad visibility

Because of heavy winds and bad visibility was forced to turn around!

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