Ascent of Mount Washington on 2009-05-14

Climber: Emily Kurlinski

Others in Party:Joni Giem
Date:Thursday, May 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cold, very windy (what a shocker), and exhausting! This mountain earns its reputation! It's probably better attempted in the summer, if climbed the old-fashioned way, sans vehicle or cog rail. In favor of not mis-stepping and falling to our deaths in a slick descent down the trail we had ascended, we opted to hike down the auto road, and eventually we hitchhiked in the SUV of a nice couple from Virginia/Maine.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Extremely Windy

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