4-24-09 Mount Washington Ascent

Despite rock climbing last week the Mountaineering Season is not over! I had the great pleasure of guiding David and his 9 year old son Griffin up Mt. Washington today. Griffin is the youngest person I have seen climb Mt. Washington in these winter conditions and he did an incredible job! The Winter Lion’s Head route was in very rough condition and made for some challenging climbing. Slush on top of water ice with some steep wet rock. We prevailed though, and were rewarded with calm winds above tree-line and some fantastic glissading conditions. Be sure to enable High-Def on the top right of the video. Hope you enjoy the slideshow;

About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and daughter Madalena.
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3 Responses to 4-24-09 Mount Washington Ascent

  1. Griffin says:

    the movie was awesome. Thanks so much

    from griffin

    This is Griffins sister. The climb looks fun and hard. I want to climb mt. Washington next year.I might be your youngest climber.Im just 7.

    From Caverly

    Im torin


  2. megan says:

    This is awesome! What a beautiful day you guys had- Griffin, I am a proud peacock watching this and knowing what a big climb this was. Great job, everyone, and thanks David for putting together such a great snapshot collage of what was most surely a spectacular day.


  3. megan says:

    movie was awesome

    from griffin

    PS i will do it next year


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