Ascent of Mount Washington on 2019-08-31

Climber: David Graves

Others in Party:Michael Emberger
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2019
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

Started 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.
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics

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