Mount Washington Climber's Log

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jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:01 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2006

MT WASHINGTON  Sucess!

CLIMBED AFTER MT MANSFIELD IN THE AM. WAS GOING TO DO NEXT DAY, BUT A GLIMPSE OF THE SUMMIT CHANGED MY PLANS AND I SOLOED UP THE AMMONOOSUK RAVINE WHICH WAS FULL OF SNOW MELT AND RETURNED BY THE JEWEL TRAIL. ABOUT A FOOT OF ICED OVER SNOW FROM LAKE OF THE CLOUDS UP WITH NASTY SNOWMELT TRAPPED UNDERNEATH FOR FOOT REFRESHMENT

96avs01

96avs01 - Jan 22, 2008 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

Nice winter conditions  Sucess!

Completed the Lion Head WR in pretty good conditions. Summit weather was 0 degrees with sustained 40+ winds and gusts of ~60, much nicer than we were anticipating but no complaints here.

cms829

cms829 - Jan 23, 2008 10:39 am

Re: Nice winter conditions

Hah! I was up there as well. Summited via Lions Head WR as well. descending via boott spur link. weather was def better then anticipated.

rlawson

rlawson - Dec 21, 2007 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2007

Lion Head Winter Route  Sucess!

With help of our excellent EMS guide, Conrad, we completed our three day beginning winter mountaineering course with a successful summit attempt. The weather was downright balmy for Mt. Washington -- 10-15 degrees F, 30-35 mph winds. The new snowfall that day made the ascent harder but did allow for some excellent glissading on the descent.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 9:43 pm

Did the Impossible  Sucess!

I began a climb up Adams at 2:00am, and traversed over to Washington. Taking my time, I hit it right at sunrise, and had the top of the mountain to myself on a beautiful summer weekend.

Six2

Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

Rough couple of days, but...  Sucess!

Mount Washington caught me a little off guard. I was in the middle of a section hike on the AT. I separated my shoulder on the way up from Crawford Notch on a wet rock in a flat spot - oww! Then, in a thunderstorm above treeline, I took a tumble and banged my knee on a rock and cut my hand on another. Then, freezing from the rain, we stumbled into Lakes Hut, only to find 13 thru-hikers staying the night - it turned into a big party.

The next morning, we stumbled up to the top, spent too much time in the snack bar at the observatory, and then stumbled down to Madison Springs Hut, only to find a party there, too, and stay the night.

I can't wait to get back to the whites, although I don't expect to stumble into the parties again.

TRR - Nov 19, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2007

Lion Head Trail (winter)  Sucess!

Nice hike up and wonderful winter weather. Early morning winds died down before we got exposed.

JonW

JonW - Nov 16, 2007 4:11 pm

great day hike  Sucess!

Climbed half a dozen times or so. A great hike in winter. Pretty much a highway in summer.

Bam-Bam

Bam-Bam - Nov 15, 2007 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Awesome week hike over presedentials

friday

friday - Nov 15, 2007 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Second mountain ever  Sucess!

Second climb ever for me. I took along a younger buddy and his girlfriend who initially thought this would be just like a hike in the woods of upper Michigan. Wrong....
Although they were unprepared we still managed to pool our resources together to ensure everyone of us was warm enough. The weather did fight back though. With having little sleep from an overnight drive, 70MPH winds, complete pea soup fog, and the never ending sound of a baby screaming (from another hiker carrying a baby on her back), the Gods of Mt Washington attempted to kill our spirits, from the top of the Tuckerman Ravine to the summit. This long stretch was our Hell.
But, six hours after we started, we reached the summit and ate New England Clam Chowder. Best soup I've ever had.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2000

Ascent via AT 2000 thru-hike  Sucess!

The longest stretch of alpine hiking in the east makes this a great hike. I love the White Mountains and the Presidential Range!!

k2360tnf

k2360tnf - Nov 6, 2007 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2005

Summited  Sucess!

1 day summit

Beau

Beau - Nov 5, 2007 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006

Auto Road  Sucess!

I feel bad for posting this really - but I have been to the top of Washington via the Auto Road. I was passing through NH on my way from Acadia NP back to home in California. I did use the mountain bike trails at the base while waiting for the road to open though. Wish I had known more about this awesome peak and New Hampshire is a really beautiful state. The bike race to the top sounds killer!

mtneering

mtneering - Oct 26, 2007 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1996

up

yeah, i've done that! every way and every season and every condition, wanna bet, if washington had it i've done it!!!!

kaseri

kaseri - Oct 26, 2007 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2007

Lion Head Winter Route  Sucess!

Up Tucks to Lion Head Winter route. Wind was 50-60 mph with higer gusts. On our descent the wind picked me up and slammed me to the ground as I was rounding Lions Head. I had to self arrest in order to stop myself. Descended back to Pinkham without any other issues. Later that evening I found out that the higest wind gust for the day was over 100mph. That was most likely the gust that got me.

TJ311

TJ311 - Oct 16, 2007 8:56 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2007

No Time This Time  Sucess!

We were just passing through the area and had no time for a hike. We drove up Auto Road and spent an hour checking out the views and snapping photos. What a spectacular day. Visibility was 75+ miles in all directions. Of course people were swarming everywhere. Very busy day. I can't wait to hit this summit on foot!

KiboEsq - Oct 13, 2007 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

Hard Hike

Snow/Sleet on top, 60 and sunny at pinkham

MtnMagic

MtnMagic - Oct 12, 2007 3:54 pm

Many times  Sucess!

I have hiked, skied, ice climbed and rock climbed on Mount Washington over the years. I've had a lot of fun there and I hope to continue to have great days there in the future

BobSmith

BobSmith - Sep 21, 2007 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Tuckerman/Lion Head  Sucess!

We climbed up Tuckerman Ravine Trail and descended Lion Head Trail. Visibility was great below about 5500 feet. Socked in good above that. We had a great time and stayed for two nights at Joe Dodge Lodge. Next trip I'm going to do Huntington Ravine!

cushman

cushman - Sep 19, 2007 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 1996

Lion's Head  Sucess!

Luke and I climbed Mt. Wash via Lion's Head. Great day.

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