This was our first summit in the Eastern US, and maybe our highest latitude summit thus far (depending upon calc. of latitude of Cerro Tamango in Southern Chile). Given the horizontal rime ice, we were fortunate to have had very good weather on summit day.
Had tons of fun at summit!
It started as a beautiful day but as we got from Madison to Adams all wind and rain broke loose. The summit of Washington was so cloudy and windy, we couldn't see more than 10 ft in front of us.
Awesome views. Everything at the summit was coated in rime ice from the rotten weather the night before.
Weather was horrible! 70 MPH winds, rain, cold! Wo took the shuttle to the top and even walking the few feet to the summit was pretty miserable!
I climbed this in Jan, 2013 as part of the 3 day EMS Intro to Mountaineering course with two other friends. It was an awesome adventure and intro to winter mountaineering. Overall great hike, felt good reaching the summit,especially with the visibility low and winds high.
I don't remember many details except that it was long and hard and cold. The hike was part of a meteorology class I took in college.
going south. 62 degrees, foggy, with a slight breeze, at the weather station. Exceptional indeed considering the highest temp. ever recorded was 71 or 72 degrees. Exact date of climb is unknown, probably between Aug. 1-10. Started from Katahdin on July 3, 1971. My logbook of this trip has long since vanished.
Climbed Tuckerman's Ravine trail.
Part of Presi attempt
Lion Head Trail
Winter ascent in white-out conditions. Over 4 inches fell while ascending. Very windy after Lion Head and on the summit with poor visibility. Holiday weekend crowds and lack of packed snow made upper mountain treacherous with rocks and crampons. 6 hours up, 3 down to/from AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Took summer Tuckerman Ravine Trail down from Lion Head. Highpoint #20.
So I had to just climb the old lady.
Solo hike via Lion Head trail (roundtrip in 4.5 hours, 8.4 miles, approx. 4,300 ft elev. gain). Started early (7:00am) in cool weather, single digits temps (F), eventually it warmed up into high teens. A beautiful sunny day, almost windless, although on the top of Mt. Washington it was a bit "breezy", with 30-40 mph winds. Lots of rim ice above treeline, microspikes were helpful, esp. on the descent. Loved it, now preparing another one, this time in winter;)
Great trip doubled up with Monroe. Ammonusuc Ravine Trail > Lakes of the Clouds Hut > Monroe Spur to Summit, then Monroe Summit > Crawford Path > Gulfside Trail > Jewell Trail
Beautiful Bluebird day. Weather started out cold (~0-5*) and got colder and winder as the day went on (-30* wind chill at summit). Would love to go again.
Started at 5 am from the cog way parking lot.made it to the summit got caught in a white out,came back to lot,then drove back to NJ.
Home by 10 pm Long day good times
Winter Climb with Guide from REI. Totally inexperienced and over my head. Completed the climb based only on a great guide, a supportive group, and balls. I was hooked.
Presidential traverse with Ryan Draft and Jamie Gagnon
Once summer 3 times winter