Ascent of Mount Washington on 2008-08-31

Climber: Peter Chinigo

Others in Party:3 guys from Maine (Trevor
and Tim)
Date:Sunday, August 31, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended from Pinkham Notch, via Huntington Ravine Trail to Nelson Crag Trail to Auto Road to summit. Descended via Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Started at 6:10 am, cool but nice. Wind was fierce by the time we reached the Nelson Crag Trail (>70 mph indicated at summit), needed full clothing and gloves. No visibility at top, but it was very good on the way up and down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4188 ft / 1276 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4188 ft / 1276 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4188 ft / 1276 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Tuckerman / Huntington / Nelson
    Start Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2100 ft / 640 m
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4188 ft / 1276 m
    End Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2100 ft / 640 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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