Ascent of Mount Washington on 2010-09-11

Climber: Mike Tangolics

Date:Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started up the Tuckerman Ravine trail at around 9:00am. There were a ton of people hiking up at the same time. It only took an hour or two to reach 4200 ft where the tree cover opens up a bit and I was able to get some nice views of Wild Cat and the more distant White Mountains. A little bit higher, the trail splits. The Lion's Head trail runs a steeper angle, while the Tuckerman trail continues along the ravine ridge. I chose the Lion's Head trail and continued on. I reached the summit at around 3:30pm after ~6 hours of hiking. The ascent should have taken much less time, but I got hit with a bout of nausea halfway up, that significantly slowed me down. Luckily, I was able to grab one of the last shuttles down the mountain at 4:30pm, so I avoided having to bivouac or attempt to descend in the dark.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Clear, calm, sunny (40-60 F)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Tuckerman Ravine Trail
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2288 ft / 697 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics

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