Mount Washington: Jan 2010

 

The Plan:

 

The Room Arrangements:

 

The Crew officially IN:

  1. Todd Butler:  The trouble maker aka Shrek, hungriest mountaineer in history
  2. Joseph Violante: My other partner who also did the canyon with me and did Washington last year for the first time.  He’s from Jersey too so… nuff said. 
  3. Teddy Berlin:  This is my friend from work.  He’s a virgin mountaineer popping his cherry on the BIG one!  I’m so proud. 
  4. Eric Amato: Teddy’s friend from work.  Not sure his experience but assuming he’s a first round draft pick as well.
  5. Glenn Leighow:  Glenn, you’ll need a break from diapers by January.  Plus what if we need a tire iron or a kite?  Where would it be but your pack! 
  6. Brad Winer: My partner in crime who’s now done Mt Washington with me (twice) Grand Canyon , Mt Rainier and Mt Marcy with me.  Always game for an adventure. 
  7. Yangil Na: Brads Friend: Climbed Ice with Brad in Korea and survived an ice tool flung by Brad at his head 
  8. Saglinda Roberts: Climbed with us the last two years. Trouble maker but she Ice climbs so we like her anyway.
  9. Alex: Saglinda's climbing buddy. Has done some mountaineering, ski mountaineering and rock climbing for about 10 years in Chile and the Alps
  10. Geff Graham: Saglinda's climbing buddy. Climbed Red River Gorge and the Gunks. Climbed Rainier, Kili and Aconcagua.

 

Getting There:

 

Saglinda, Alex and Geff  - Friday Early Option:  

 

Gear: 

 

Weather

Mt Washington can be windy and cold.  Pay special attention to keeping your core, fingers and feet warm.  You should have a full cover for your head and it should be windproof.  On the climb, we’ll carry a day pack with food water and spare clothing, camera etc.

Those of you who need to rent stuff should do this on Saturday afternoon.  You’ll need good boots (possibly Plastic if it's getting below 0), gaitors, crampons and ice axe.  Trekking poles are useful but be sure you can attaché them to your pack when we do a short, steep section through the woods - for that section you’ll need to use your ice axe. 

Consider how you’ll keep your water from freezing – start with hot water and then insulate it somehow. They will sometimes have thermos' and nalgene insulators at the Visitors center 20 feet from the Joe Dodge Logde next to the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

Pics from Previous Years Climb


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