Mount Washington Climber's Log

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km_donovan - Jun 11, 2005 7:56 am

Route Climbed: The Right Gully Date Climbed: March 15, 2003  Sucess!

I was racing against a storm up the Right Gully. The top of it was filled with ice which made for some dicey climbing. The summit was covered in an ice fog. Since the storm hit, I went out the Lions Head. I got to experience some of Mount Washington’s ferocity first had. I saw one climber get blown off of his feet on the way out, fortunately he was not injured. I wound up being covered head to toe in ice but dry as a bone beneath my GORE-TEX.

Mike N

Mike N - May 26, 2005 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's Ravine Date Climbed: June 1992  Sucess!

Easy to follow trail. Great views.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 19, 2005 6:33 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Trail Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!

Took Lion's Head Down.

Carson Poe - Mar 25, 2005 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: January 15, 2005  Sucess!

Great day! -15 windchill....awesome compared to the next day (-30 to -40).


shmidtb - Mar 1, 2005 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: February 18, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first winter hike up a mountain and I loved it. We got a late start (9:00 AM), but still summitted.


fryinbacon - Feb 25, 2005 1:30 pm

Route Climbed: North Gully Date Climbed: December 4 2004

long and beautiful climb, didn't attempt the summit


fryinbacon - Feb 25, 2005 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: Pinnacle Gully Date Climbed: November 20 2004  Sucess!

thin and awesome.

yanks880 - Feb 23, 2005 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: Lions Head Winter Route Date Climbed: January 30th 2005  Sucess!

amazing day although we got winds gusting to 45mph. wouldnt want to see it on a bad day...


puddlecruiser - Feb 22, 2005 12:25 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: Summer 1994  Sucess!

Multiday backpacking. Gusts to 60 mph. I haven't done this area of the presidentials in winter. Yet.


doctorpeakbagger - Feb 21, 2005 3:51 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's via AMC Lodge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

(sorry for the late post)

Though the top feels like Disney world, it is a great climb. After a couple hours in the wild, up the difficult mountain, I knew I was near the top when I heard the ba-beep of a car being unlocked. I couldn't see any cars because I was under the ridge, so it was kinda freaky. Be prepared though. Some tough weather awaits you.


dspal - Feb 21, 2005 9:10 am

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Winter Route Date Climbed: February 20, 2005  Sucess!

Couldn't have asked for a better day...clear, cold, windy--but what would you expect??

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lion Head to Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!

Easy half day hike from Pinkham Notch.


nartreb - Jan 25, 2005 11:49 am

Route Climbed: usually Tuckerman or Lion's Head Date Climbed: several times

This mountain has been the grand challenge of many summer seasons. Trying to do it as a day trip from Boston is not easy, traffic stinks and the mountain is just plain big.

My only attempt to climb it as an overnight trip didn't work out for me, the story is here


sierratrekkin - Dec 21, 2004 7:22 am

Route Climbed: From Pinkham Notch Date Climbed: Approx. 1978  Sucess!

I climbed Mount Washington with may father when I was a young boy. It was both his and my first "real" mountain, and marked the beginning of what would later become an obsession. At that time I don't think he or I realized just how quickly the weather can turn deadly on the mountain. Now I remind him of how much more dangerous "our climb" was as compaired to the summits that I bag now-a-days!

"Thanks dad!"


mrh - Dec 11, 2004 1:52 am

Date Climbed: October 7, 2000  Sucess!

Was a great day on top. Very cool and windy with partial clouds, but still had great views of the surrounding country. The fall colors were outstanding. The hoar frost was several inches thick and there was a little snow around. I'm glad we got up because we are told they closed everything at top the next day.


indianabob - Dec 5, 2004 3:32 pm

Route Climbed: Ammonoosuc Ravine/Crawford Path Date Climbed: June 17, 2003  Sucess!

Blynn and I climbed to the summit after a festive night at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut (reminiscent of summer camp but more challenging to get to). The weather was nothing short of incredible for Mt. Washington --clear skies, mid seventies and 20 to 40 mph winds. It was pretty disconcerting to see all of the tourist/weather stuff at the top. We descended to the Tuckerman Crossover and returned to the hut via the Bigelow Lawn. Descending on the talus was tough as I was pretty bruised from a fall I had on the "Ammi" the previous day.


AlexeyD - Nov 29, 2004 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: Presidential Traverse Date Climbed: 28 November, 2004

Did a very nice early winter Presidential traverse, from Crawford Notch on rte 302 to Appalachia Parking Lot on Rte 2. Hiked up to Mitzpah Springs hut late Friday night, hauled ass all the way to Madison Hut Saturday, then down Valley Way trail to Appalachia on Sunday. Got to car before 11, only to find it broken into...but that's another story...

syzygy - Nov 21, 2004 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: Huntington up, Lions Head down. Date Climbed: Sept 9, 2004  Sucess!

Now what? I've done the big one? I guess its time to learn some winter camping. A SPECTACULAR day for a climb. The views were FABULOUS. We could see for miles!


nuclimber - Oct 11, 2004 9:36 pm

Route Climbed: tuckerman ravine Date Climbed: 27 november 2002  Sucess!

fun fun fun! tough to follow the trail up the ravine when its covered in snow. bundle up and bring lots of water.


mickymac1 - Oct 8, 2004 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head & Presi Traverse Date Climbed: 7/'93 & 1/'01  Sucess!

Awesome mountain!!

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