Mount Washington Observatory Overnight Trip

Today I got back from an excellent two days on Mount Washington with 9 very motivated climbers who summited the mountain with me in some of the coldest wind-chills I have ever summitted in… how cold you ask? -65 degrees… that’s how cold… This was a couple hours after we summit and it had warmed up to -53:

066Despite the brutal wind chill we had excellent visibility for our ascent, and we enjoyed a great meal by the volunteers and some informative weather educational content from Rebecca Scholand of the Mount Washington Observatory. The next morning temps were a bit more reasonable for our descent, but visibility on the summit had dropped to 50 feet. Regardless, we had a fairly smooth descent and other than a shredded pair of gaiters we were non-the-worse.

Here we go
Here we go
Some instructional time a few minutes up the trail
Some instructional time a few minutes up the trail
Heading up Lions Head trail
Heading up Lions Head trail
Heading up the summit cone
Heading up the summit cone
Dinner!
Dinner!
Weather room tour 1
Weather room tour 1
Heading up into the tower
Heading up into the tower
Up in the tower during 80+mph winds
Up in the tower during 80+mph winds
Has to be a summit photo!
Has to be a summit photo!
Enjoying the flats
Enjoying the flats
Shredded
Shredded

For more info on our overnight trips to the Mount Washington Observatory please go here.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Mount Washington Observatory Overnight Trip

  1. This was one great ascent (and descent) on a challenging couple of days to say the least! David and his guide crew made this an experience to be remembered for a lifetime.

    • My pleasure, my wife loved hearing the trip was a birthday present for Jen! Hope to see you guys next winter!

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