Ascent of Mount Washington on 2010-09-05

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Others in Party:Gudi
DJ and Cheryl
Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Franconia Notch Visitor Center up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail then to the Lions Head Trail. Returned using the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

Went with Gudi, Kaekae, DJ and Cheryl. Weather was OK in the valley, but was socked in at the summit and a 55-60 MPH sustained winds just passed the Lions Head. Needed to hold on to Kaekae to keep from being blown over!

The last part across the ridge was in complete fog, seeing maybe 2 Cairns at a time. Reaching the summit, the first thing we saw was a car!

By the time we returned (after having a warm meal in the restaurant) it began to rain. Yucky weather, but a great adventure.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5300 ft / 1615 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5300 ft / 1615 m
    Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Route:Tuckermans Ravine to Lions Head Trail - Tuckermans
    Start Trailhead:988 ft / 301 m
    Time:7 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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