Mount Washington Climber's Log

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logikal - Sep 21, 2009 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2008

First Winter Route  Sucess!

negative 27 degrees (with windchill), 60mph winds with gusts up to 95mph, low visability (around 15 feet max), snowing... Awesome first winter climbing experiance!


rocky29oct - Sep 9, 2009 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2007

preperation for Mt. Rainier  Sucess!

IT was an awesome climb.


secander - Sep 1, 2009 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009

Summer via Lion's Head  Sucess!

Great weather other than the almost perennial clouds covering the summit. There was relatively little traffic on the trail but the cars, roads, and buildings at the summit made it somewhat disappointing. We got a late start so much of the hike down was in the dark. Anyways, I'm looking forward to giving it another go this winter.


SLinehan88 - Aug 22, 2009 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Hot, Humid, Hazy  Sucess!

Went up the Boott Spur and avoided most of the crowds. Also had a good view of the mountain on the way up. Summit was a zoo.


Deltakyp - Aug 15, 2009 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1998

Psuedo Presidential circuit  Sucess!

Some friends and I hiked in and made our own camp on the Eastern side of a large stream then connected with the Six Husbands trail up Jefferson then 'reverse-traversed' to Adams and Madison, and back around to Washington. An out-of-the-way approach, but love the 6-husbands trail. Had an epic hike down Washington in the fog. Were walking down the cog-railway tracks which are raised 3-8 feet in most places but were told that the cog wasn't running until we heard the horn but didn't know whether it was coming up or going down and of course we were over a steep drop off 8ft off the ground and couldn't see more than 10ft in the fog. We all ended up jumping off the tracks seconds before the train appeared coming up. Reminded me of 'Stand By Me'! Fun day. Came back years later and skiied Tucks in '02.


Lenny72 - Aug 2, 2009 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2001

Solo Climb on Mount Washington  Sucess!

Climbed solo to Mount Washington summit under poor, cold, and very windy conditions via the Lion Head winter route. I didn't see anyone on the mountain until I reached the summit. Only three of us were on the summit.

MaineMountainMan - Jul 30, 2009 1:06 am


Such a great mountain.


SpiceMan - Jul 21, 2009 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Fog  Sucess!

Climbed up the Crawford path in nice overcast weather. At Lake of the Clouds, it started raining, then a little later we were in a cloud. Visibility was sometimes less than 30 feet. It was pretty cool. 6 hr trip.


MScholes - Jul 13, 2009 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Windy  Sucess!

40 mph winds made the summit rather chilly up top, beautiful day overall with crowded summit and trails up.


MelNino - Jul 6, 2009 8:40 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Love KMWN  Sucess!

1st time up June 5th '06...success... Tux-Boott-Davis-Lawn Cut Off up, Lion down....wx was foggy and surreal. Changed me...made me a hiker :)
2nd time summer 07....Tux up, Lion down.
3rd time, May 08...Ammo up, Jewell down...never saw so much snow!!
4th Aug 08....Ammo up, Jewell different no snow makes.
4(.5) May 30, '09. Lion up....crazy weather....45mph winds (about) rain, sleet, snow....shuttle down. not really a success, we should have turned around earlier.

Will return....soon!!!

(saw Nin last year (met him a few yrs before...looking foward to seeing Marty!)


weathergirl42 - Jul 6, 2009 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

Birthday Summit!  Sucess!

Ascended via Ammonoosuc Ravine-what a great trail! Weather turned bad after stopping at Lake of the Clouds Hut. Slogged to the summit soaked to the bone, decided to play it safe and took the cog back down. HP #3. Loved it!


er185005 - Jul 4, 2009 9:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Easter on Washington  Sucess!

Relatively short climb from Harvard cabin only about 3 hours round trip. Very cold and windy above tree line I think there were 80mph winds that day. Still a good way to spend Easter.


osatrik - Jul 3, 2009 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1987

Alas, took the road, #28 SHP in 2 years  Sucess!

Near the end of our two-year initial blitz of state highpoints, Vanessa and I drove up the toll road. This was number 28 of my 49 state high points, number 27 for Vanessa.


jtellis - Jun 6, 2009 9:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

up Boott Spur, down Lion's Head  Sucess!

a nice long dayhike with my brother. great views all day, no crowds at all, and the weather held up for us too.


JustinMT - May 21, 2009 4:31 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2009

Great Hike  Sucess!

Summited via Tuckerman's Trail to Boott Spur. Strange to hike a big mountain and find a visitor center complete with vending machines on top.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Apr 20, 2009 8:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2009

Best weather in the world!  Sucess!

Up and down Tuckerman's, suffering all the way from brutal sunshine. Hardly a breath of wind, even on the summit.


deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2006

cold and windy!  Sucess!

winter ascent. Beautiful.


woodsxc - Mar 2, 2009 1:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Winter via Lion Head  Sucess!

Lion Head. Definitely more fun than Katahdin in the fall, but I'll have to come back for Washington in the fall and Katahdin in the winter before making a judgment. Super sweet hike.


ericd - Feb 23, 2009 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2009

Tuckerman Route  Sucess!

Deep postholing through Tuckerman gully, would recommend snow shoes until base of the headwall. The mid mountain lean-to shelter makes a timely lunch spot and to re-gear. We summited pretty late in the day after 5hrs of climbing. Relative light winds (less than 50knots) at summit and not too chilly (5F). Arriving new weather system brought us whiteout, blizzard-like conditions. After 30 minutes on top, we descended kairn by kairn to the ridgeline using the last of the daylight. Disoriented in the whiteout, we traversed a lot looking for the steep notch to descend thru the rock headwall. Never found it but took a bearing using GPS, compass, and 50ft of visibility! A couple of unplanned slopes & slides later we were in the gully 4000' at dark. Re-established the tuckerman trail after a brief stint postholing around large boulders and thru the forest. An unplanned 2nd night in a snow shelter seemed very likely before finding the trail out. Down by 8:20pm. This 6000' mountain was quite a challenge and got the adrenaline pumping!


Rockscaler - Feb 3, 2009 6:14 pm

Nice winter dude!  Sucess!


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