Ascent of Mount Washington on 2019-08-31
|Others in Party:||Michael Emberger|
|Date:||Saturday, August 31, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||6288 ft / 1916 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted from the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center and went up the Tuckerman Ravine trail. Weather was nice (low 70's) but we could see some clouds around the peak. Having heard the horror stories about Mt Washington, I was over prepared and my pack was heavier than it should have been. By the bottom of the ravine head wall, my legs felt it, but the TOP of the head wall I was stumbling from leg fatigue. When we got to the top is was 23 degrees with wind chill. Thankfully my over preparedness included a gortex jacket. I decided to take the hiker shuttle down, just to be safe.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4257 ft / 1297 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds|
Partly Cloudy, summit clouded in.
| Gain on way in:||4257 ft / 1297 m|
| Distance:||4.1 mi / 6.6 km|
| Route:||Tuckernam Ravine|
| Start Trailhead:||Pinkham Notch 2031 ft / 619 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
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