Ascent of Mount Washington on 2012-03-06

Climber: Cheves Walling

Date:Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful Clear Sunny Day but below 0 and windy on summit. Up the Ammonoosuc Ravine to Crawfoot Path at the hut. Was able to follow recent tracks all the way up. More difficult keeping trail on descent due to wind blown snow. Extensive GPS use both below summit and below Lake of the Clouds.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3788 ft / 1154 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy
Cold & Windy on Summit
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3788 ft / 1154 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
    Trailhead:Base RD  2500 ft / 762 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics

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