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Ascent of Mount Washington on 2006-08-22

Climber: G. Ringle

Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

To this point, I feel that Mount Washington is my most impressive accomplishment. I have hiked peaks with higher elevation, but the forces of nature and the elevation gain are second to none.

Even in August, it was approx 38 degrees on top with 35 mile/hr steady winds. Once I climbed out of the bowl at Tuckerman Ravine, visibility was about 100'. I can understand how quickly some folks get into trouble on this peak. My legs were absolutely spent ascending the mountain to the point that I believed it to be dangerous to make the descent back down on Tuckerman Ravine Trail. So, I took the Shuttle Van down.

Next trip, I plan on traversing up Tuckerman and down Ammonoosic Falls Trail. I can't wait to get back here!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4300 ft / 1311 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4300 ft / 1311 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Tuckerman Ravine Trail
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  1988 ft / 605 m
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Mt. Washington Auto Road.



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