Mount Washington: Jan 2011


Quotes of the year

"When you said 60 mph winds, I thought you were full of shit" -Bennett

"Take a rest here." -Joe to Anthony
"Oh thank God." -Anthony in the fetal position

"Shrek. My dad is caught in a snow drift." -Scott

"Did you make it?" -Todd
"Hell No!" -Monica

"Is there an easier way down?" -Teddy
"Well, the road but that's like 8 miles!" -Brad
As Brad walks away, Teddy, Phil and Harry walk down the road.

"This is not fun." -Alicia


Summit Team

9 of the 21 summited.

  1. Teddy Berlin
  2. Harry Liss
  3. Phil Welber
  4. Bart Blankenship  
  5. Jim Blankenship
  6. Bennett Smith
  7. Brian Weihs
  8. Brad Winer
  9. Yang Il

The Plan:


The Room Arrangements:


The Crew officially IN:

    1. Glen Leighow
    2. Scott Leighow
    3. Teddy Berlin
    4. Harry Liss
    5. Phil Welber
    6. Bart Blankenship
    7. Jim Blankenship
    8. Bennett Smith 
    9. Brian Weihs
    10. Brad Winer
    11. Yang Il
    12. Geoffrey Graham
    13. Myron Kowalski 
    14. Alicia Archuleta
    15. Monica Beistline
    16. Joe Cannizzaro
    17. Kevin Zuech
    18. Rob Caldwell
    19. Anthony Scarpelli
    20. Joe Violante
    21. Todd Butler
    1. Thomas Fantaskey  
    2. Galen Smith
    3. George Matthews
    4. Don Dearborn




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

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."    — Robert A. Heinlein

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