Ascent of Mount Washington on 2021-01-26

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo. Started out and it was a bluebird sky day. I followed the cog rail tracks - the reflection of the sun on the snowy slope was nearly blinding - nearly to the summit then made a straight shot beeline for the visible summit buildings. It worked. I made it to the heavily-populated summit and hung out for so long that many parties came and went during the time that I was there. two different people took my photo near the sign. The first set of photos depicts me with a sunny background, while the second set taken 20 min later shows storm clouds on the way in the sky behind me.
I decided to do a loop, descended via Ammo and, once at Lake of the Clouds hut, realised that I couldn't remember where the trail continued from there. Fortunately along came another hiker (Chananya Rechester) who was heading the same way so we hiked out together.

Mt Washington and the WNH48 list, you can fuck right off back to whence you came. Goodbye and good riddance. You will no longer haunt me. I am free.
This hike was truly solo. Delilah was left at home out of concern that she might be too old now to make the journey. The victory was empty.

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