Ascent of Mount Washington on 2009-01-18

Climber: Kevin Zuech

Date:Sunday, January 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weather was 40 MPH winds with gust up to 60 MPH. It was snowing. When we reached the summit the weather turned worse and went to white-out condition. For the ascent we started at Pinkham Notch and went up Tuckerman Ravine trail. From there we went to Lions Head trail. From Lions Head to the Alpine Garden trail. Due to white-out condition, iced up goggles and not being able to find the cairns we hiked down the auto road.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Whiteout/Fog

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