Ascent of Mount Washington on 2005-04-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Andrew from Boston
supported by Rose.
Date:Thursday, April 21, 2005
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

A good stiff climb from Pinkham Notch...... 14km, 8 1/4 hours RT for both peaks.

We drove down to the area yesterday and stayed at the Yankee Clipper in North Conway, after dinner we took in the movie "Fever Pitch". Heavy rains started in the early evening, the morning forecast calls for clear skies.

Rain ended early in the morning, we had sunny skies by 7h00 hours.

7h45 hrs - Rose dropped me off at the Pinkham Notch TH, she'll spend the day in North Conway. No snow as I left on the Tuckerman Ravine trail to the start of the winter route to Lions Head trail.
From here the trail became snow packed (put on crampons) for the stiff climb to LIONS HEAD (outstanding beautiful day with great open views all the way to the top).
After Lions Head the trail had some bare sections, leading to the snowfield field going up to the Tuckerman Ravine trail. From there I rock hopped to the WASHINGTON summit. A good stiff ascent of 7km, 5 hours. I descended in 2h45 hours.

On the way up I met up with Francois Garneau, a mutual friend of M B Taylor. On the summit I lunched with Andrew of Boston, we hiked down together.

Rose was waiting at the TH, we went back to North Conway, I had to pick up a few things, we overnighted at the Yankee Clipper for the second night. We drove home the next morning.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1288 ft / 392 m
    Elevation Loss:4268 ft / 1301 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1288 ft / 392 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:tuckerman ravine trail nb from lions head
    Trailhead:Lions Head  5000 ft / 1524 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4268 ft / 1301 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route:tuckerman ravine trail sb over lions head
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2020 ft / 615 m
Ascent Part of Trip: washington 1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lions Head2005-04-21 a
2Mount Washington2005-04-21 b

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