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