does not get nicer than that day was. Also, not a soul on the mountain
Took the heartiest of my BSA Venture Crew up for our second annual winter attempt. Slept at Hermit Lake the first night in near zero weather. Headed up Lions Head early and summited in amazingly clear weather! Snow storm came in fast and we descended in snow all the way down. We decided not to camp at Hermit Lake again which was good because the storm raged for most of a day. First winter ascent after 3 attempts in storms, below 0 cold and 100+ mph winds on other trys.
I climbed with the Norwich University Mountain Cold Weather Company. My group did Lions Head. Great hike. It was warm enough to summit in T- shirts, until we started standing around at the summit.
My brother and I Grabbed a shelter at Tuckerman Ravine and hunkered down for the night. It was nice having three walls and practically a fourth made of snow. Next day started up Lion Head in low vis/heavy wind. Had to break out the ice axes on the steep trail! Thought about turning around when visibility broke at Lion Head. Weather got better all day. Lucked out with a rather warm sunny day on top. Still windy, but it always is. Glissaded all the way down to camp!
First day was a wet/windy trek up the Jewell trail to a nice camping spot about halfway. Summit day was gorgeous! Wife rode the Cog Railway down and left me to break camp on my own.
Great day on the mountain, and will be back many times in the future.
It was a gorgeous day. We were worried it was going to rain as it was sprinkling in the morning but it turned into the perfect day. We headed went up Lion's Head trail and came back down Boott Spur. It was an unforgettable experience.
Solo-hike up via the Jewel Trail. There was still at least 2-3 feet of snow everywhere. Winds were in the mid 40's and the temps around 20 degrees at the summit. Windchill was 1 degree.
Could have never done it without snow-shoes.
nice that there's hot food on top though.
Beautiful weekend to climb washington.Spent Friday climbing ice on Willeys slide. Hiked up to Harvard cabin on Saturday and set up camp. Hiked to Huntigtons ravine Sat night to do some ice anchor and belay training. Got up Sunday morning and summitted via Lions Head Winter Route. Sunny, 20 degrees, and only 30-40 mph winds above tree line. Great day on Mt Washington.
Been doing the Whites since I was a kid. Was up there last weekend on a beautiful couple days perched up on the ridge over Great Gully, best winter weather I've ever had up there.
Got down as Storm Q started rolling in.. got lucky with the weather, for Washington.. 30mph, -10wc.. fun little winter climb
Want to return one day.
Great trip with Troop 230 of Yardley, PA
went up, got caught in a storm and waited it out in the lake of the clouds and then pressed on to the summit. excellent summit but i was hoping for alittle wind haha
State HP #13 for us, and we debated going up in the first place. The weather sucked, and it was increasingly foggy, and cool, drizzly the whole day. Oh well, we made it up Tuckerman's, with near white out fog, and yes, heavy winds towards the summit.
First climb ever. Definitely underestimated the weather, conditioning and will needed. Favorite quote by my marathon running climbing buddy about a quarter way up -- "marathons are for sissys!"
i bought a shot glass.
got it on a traverse. I had a torn abdomen and didn't know it