Getting “Cirrus” About Seek the Peak!

2018-06-17 15:35:39.000 – Thomas Padham, Weather Observer/Education Specialist


Seek the Peak 2018 is only about a month away and our summit crew is gearing up for what should be a great event! Our summit shift of Taylor Regan, Tom Padham, and Ryan Knapp are raising money for the observatory through our annual hike-a-thon coming up in July. This will be year 4 of our “Cirrus Contenders” team, and all of us know firsthand how very special this place is.


Ryan Knapp now has 12 years of experience here on the summit, and his wealth of knowledge is a wonderful asset to the Observatory. Ryan is our resident night observer and staff meteorologist, and has taken many amazing photos, especially of the night sky and northern lights!


Taylor Regan is going on her second full year as a weather observer, and is now specializing in research in addition to her weather observer duties. Taylor’s passion for all things weather and background with a masters in mechanical engineering make her a unique addition to our team up here, and she’s also got plenty of skill with a camera!

Tom Padham has 5 years of experience working on the summit; partially as the staff meteorologist and night observer, and also as the Education Specialist and shift leader over the past 2 years. Tom especially enjoys conducting education programs and being able to share his passion for Mount Washington and its famous weather with classrooms across the country.


It’s an honor to be a part of this hardworking staff and continue our legacy in studying and experiencing some of the worst weather on Earth. Performing our work in weather observation, research, and education is no easy task, but funding all of it can be even more difficult. None of our work would be possible without the thoughtfulness of many passionate people from across the country and beyond. Please consider making a donation towards our largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, and consider supporting our team of summit observers here . We look forward to seeing you on the summit July 21st!

Thanks so much for your support! 


Thomas Padham, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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