|A frosty topped Washington|
I arrived at the Lake of the Clouds hut at about 12:15pm, without seeing another soul in site. The weather was beautiful with few clouds and almost no wind, a rare feat on the home of the world's worst weather.
|Keep your phone camera facing away from your body when hauling up the big hill, lesson learned|
It was an inviting site to see some actual snow, so I quickly removed my crampons and continued my way up the mountain. As I zigzagged my way up the summit cone, I finally saw another soul below me just past the hut. I trotted my way up the rest of the mountain and managed to tap the old summit sign in 2:31, which was a bit slower then I had hoped for. None the less, not bad for fresh off the couch.
|"Winter" climb #89|
The first climb of the season was a great one, it reminds me of my connection and love for the mountains. The first time I climbed Mt. Washington I knew what my purpose was, to share the mountains with others. If you haven't done a winter Mt. Washington ascent yet, I highly suggest it. Just be sure to get some proper instruction before heading up the Rock Pile.