Ascent of Mount Washington on 2009-03-29

Climber: S Wallace

Others in Party:9 started out.. 2 turned back at Lake of the Clouds 7 successful to the summit.
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

!st attempt in (late) winter. Ascent via Amoonusuc Trail (from Cag Rail base). Short rest out of the wind and rain at Lake of the Clouds Hut - then on to the summit. Just barely made it..
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3488 ft / 1063 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Trailhead:Cog Railway base  2800 ft / 853 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Guide
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Rain, Sleet, sustained 50 mph winds.. gust over 65.. good times!
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes

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