Bill and two of his sons and two friends are heading to Denali in Spring 2010. This trip was in preparation of that endeavor.
Was I in for a good two days with this group!
Day 2 we met up at Pinkham Notch for an attempt on Mt. Washington… The forecast was for 65-85 mph winds, -30 degrees with the windchill, and 50 foot visibility…
Here’s a couple shot videos of the action!
Above tree-line I am expecting some strong winds, as most parties ahead of us have turned around and headed down…
Once we reach the parking lot we feel the full force of the NW wind… I guess it is steady 70 with higher gusts. It’s a bit of a fight to cover the last 200 yards to the true summit, but we did it!
Of course the summit is really only half way there… we still must go down;
Thank you Bill, Bret, Alex, Sawyer, and Krvyl for an excellent two days in the mountains! Best of luck on your Denali adventure, I can’t wait to hear about it!