12-28-09 Mount Washington Climb

For my first trip up the rock pile this season I got to climb with Kel, Carl, and Jerome. These life-long friends were a fun group to hike with. With moderate winds and “normal” visibility we made it to the top and back to the car with a bit of daylight left, and some sore muscles.

After a 2 mile warm up hike we put crampons on at the base of the steeps...

Kel tackling some steeper terrian...

After breaking tree-line we climbed towards the "Lion's Head"...

On the summit cone we had typical visibility!

First summit photo of the season!

Thank you guys (and gal) for a great day on the hill! Your jokes were funny, teamwork top-notch, and positive energy contagious. Hope to see you all back for some rock climbing next summer!

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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2 Responses to 12-28-09 Mount Washington Climb

  1. Carl says:

    Thanks David! We had a blast! Looking forward to more adventures this summer!



    • davidlottmann says:

      You are very welcome, thanks for checking out the blog! See you next summer and Happy New Year (from the summit of Mt. Washington)!


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