Ascent of Mount Washington on 2014-01-19

Climber: Dawn Meyer

Date:Sunday, January 19, 2014
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

Winter ascent in white-out conditions. Over 4 inches fell while ascending. Very windy after Lion Head and on the summit with poor visibility. Holiday weekend crowds, however.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4238 ft / 1291 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4238 ft / 1291 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3, Grade IV
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Guide
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Extremely Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4238 ft / 1291 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Lion Head Winter Route
    Start Trailhead:AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center  2050 ft / 624 m
    Time:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4238 ft / 1291 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Tuckerman Ravine Trail
    End Trailhead:AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center  2050 ft / 624 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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