Mount Washington Climber's Log

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alexbuck - Feb 14, 2010 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2009

Via Lion's Head in Winter  Sucess!

Terrible weather indeed!

Summited in total whiteout conditions, with winds gusting up to 100mph. Worth it, though.


rasgoat - Jan 31, 2010 7:13 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

Finally!  Sucess!

Climbed this baby in winter, for me the only time to go for Washington. First because of the lack of tourists with motor vehicles and second for the ability to walk on the snow instead of the trillion boulders and rocks one has to walk on in the summer.

When we summited, the official temperature was -7 (F) with 23 MPH winds making the wind chill a balmy -30. The only factor that allowed us to summit in these conditions was the generous amount of sunshine combined with our winter hiking experience and proper collection and use of gear.

We took the Lions Head Winter route and it was gorgeous! We had the summit to ourselves.

I truly did not think I could endure such conditions but we did it! and enjoyed it the entire time.


mmcguigan - Jan 25, 2010 7:39 am Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

vie the Presidential Traverse.


Alika - Jan 23, 2010 2:23 am

Led Camp Group of 10-12 year olds

Up Tuckermans, as an overnight with stay at base of Ravine. Had fun with the kids


mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 11:02 pm

up Tuckermann and around the Great Gulf  Sucess!

Big block of a mountain, but hazy views when I was atop. Rocky trails will take their toll at day's end too! ;-]


JHH60 - Dec 15, 2009 1:54 pm

Class 0 route  Sucess!

Drove to the top with my girlfriend via the auto road. Had plans/hut reservations to snow climb via Tuckerman Ravine (IIRC) the following Jan, but the weather was 50F that weekend and we bailed. Moved to CA the following summer and haven't had a chance to go back yet...


JimWallace - Dec 13, 2009 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Washington  Sucess!

It was an extraordinary introduction to the White Mountains.We did the presidential traverse that day.I climbed Madison,Adams,Jefferson,Clay and then Washington.It was cold and windy,but truly exeptional.


imzadi - Dec 7, 2009 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

made it!!  Sucess!

Huntington's ravine...alpine garden...AWESOME

up to the summit cone...what an ANT HILL!!

Boot Spur...ahhhh...quiet solitude!

utclimber - Nov 24, 2009 1:01 am

Windy  Sucess!

Hiked up Washington in June 97. Incredibly windy on the summit, gusts over 100 mph.


mmcguigan - Nov 21, 2009 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

BRRRRRR  Sucess!

Climbed up Boott Spur and down Lion's Head. Tons of wind and snow and fog along Boott Spur to the peak and tons of rime on Lion's Head trail.


PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

4th State HP  Sucess!

Definitely underestimated the Great Gulf Trail. Began around 9am and didn't summit until late afternoon. We hitchhiked down the mountain rather than climbing down in darkness! Weather was great, low 50s.


dancla22 - Nov 11, 2009 7:56 am

Windy Day

First but not last time up Washington was most likely the best time Ill have, once reaching the top there were wind gusts close to 100 giving the opportunity to lean back in to the wind and having it hold you up at a 30 degree angle.


dawson83 - Oct 27, 2009 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2007

fa fa fa freezing  Sucess!

the coldest place iv ever been.

Weather: Broken Fog

Temperature: -28°F (-80 WC)

Wind: NW 92mph

Visibility: 1/8 mile

Relative Humidity: 100%

Station Pressue: 23.44" rising

Ground Conditions: 7" Snow


Hotoven - Oct 13, 2009 12:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Cold and snowing  Sucess!

Great hike, very cold and windy. Fist summit!


tlogan - Oct 7, 2009 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2009

Huntington  Sucess!

Really enjoyed the scramble from the top of the scree... a great little climb and from the top... there was a dusting of snow and views as far as the eye could see... what more could I ask for?

zapacoman - Oct 7, 2009 8:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

Huntington Ravine Was Fun  Sucess!

Hiked via Huntington Ravine Trail. Man was it foggy!


MRoyer4 - Sep 30, 2009 6:02 pm

Many facets of Mt. Washington  Sucess!

I've climbed Washington many ways, starting as an 8 year old via the Great Gulf, via the Presidential Traverse, via the Lion's Head Winter Route, via Pinnacle Gully Ice, etc. It's like a home away from home in the Northeast...there's certainly something for everyone.


derekthered - Sep 23, 2009 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Yeah...  Sucess!

I'm never going here again.


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.

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