Mount Washington

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m). It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, and long held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.

This was the last “big moutain” in my training program, and I dreamed about doing this one. Weather was perfect so waked-up at 5AM and did a day trip !

I’ve seen some people faster (one was even way faster !) than me, I’ve seen some people giving up, I’ve also seen a lots of people proud of their accomplishment, and I was one of them.

I took the Tuckerman Ravine, via Lions Head. I had to stop on a regular basis (meaning every few minutes) when approaching the summit, but I did it.

First sensation at the top was special, the cold air was feeling like at the first camp of Kilimanjaro, amazing.

Lots of people on the top as there is a road to go there, and the weather was perfect today, with a 20 miles visibility range !

Don’t tell anyone but I took the shuttle to go down, in order to preserve my knees which have strangely not suffered too much today, but 2 weeks and a half before traveling, I’m cautious!

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  1. Delphine Said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 21:05

    Cool! Beau temps!!

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