Tag Archives: Mt Washington

Ten Centimeters of Steel!

With the spring showers we have the change of the season.  Yes ice climbing is done for the year but we enter the spring skiing season and rock climbing season.  In the past two weeks I have guided a little bit of everything.  Ice climbing up on Mt. Washington, ski mountaineering on Mt. Washington, and [...]

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November on Mt Washington

November on Mt Washington can be just about anything. I just returned from three days staying at Hermit Lake shelter and climbing. Mt Washington is by far the best mountaineering destination in NH and is really only rivaled by Mt Katadin in Maine in the North East. The great thing about Mt Washington is one [...]

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Mt. Washington; tale of two days.

bootin Mt. Washington: the tale of two days. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Over the Easter weekend I went up on Mt Washington for some ski mountaineering with Mike and Chad from the Adirondacks. The objective was to train for their future ski descent of Mt Rainer. Saturday [...]

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Cold, Rain, and Snow!

Cold, Rain and Snow. It the past week we have had it all, which has produced interesting conditions. The ice climbing at this point in the season is usually fat and safe everywhere but now it is fat and maybe not so safe. It is these conditions precisely that make ice climbing interesting and uniquely [...]

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The Coldest day of the Year.

The coldest day of the year has been January 1, 2009. It is not hard to hold a record three days into the new year but I thought it was a great way to start a new year with temps below zero. I was scheduled to be guiding Michael and Brian Sands on an alpine [...]

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