Ascent of Mount Washington on 2010-02-18

Climber: Lester Long

Date:Thursday, February 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tallest mountain in New England.

Seven of us made the summit, with 2 being guides. Only 2 of the 7 hadn't climbed it before (another man and me). (That other gentleman had previously climbed Denali.) Highs were around 15 on the ascend. Winds were relatively constant at about 44 mph, with gusts at 50 mph. Visibility was about 100 feet on the summit. The descent was more windy and colder (-30 with the wind chill). On the early descent, visibility was down to 20 feet.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp

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