Getting Ready For Seek The Peak
2012-07-14 18:15:16.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
My Dad and I when he decided to do Seek The Peak
It is one week until the Mount Washington Observatory’s biggest annual fundraising event Seek the Peak and although I have participated the past two years, this year will be different. It just so happens that when I switched shifts my schedule was rearranged so that I am not working on the summit the days of Seek the Peak as I have in the past. This means that I am able to support a very important hiker, my Dad. So at 5am Saturday July 21st we will be taking our first step toward the summit of Mount Washington on his most challenging hike yet. To say I am proud of him for getting into shape to do this is an understatement. Better yet he will be joined by the rest of his team the Peak Seekers.
So how does a very proud daughter get their dad ‘into shape’ for this event? With awesome gear, that’s how! Being sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports for all our outerwear here on the summit I know they have some wicked pieces great for layering. I started him out with a short sleeve Techwick shirt, then a long sleeve Techwick quarter zip to keep away the chill, followed by a Cloudburst shell. For pants I suggested camp convertible pants that could start as shorts at the base but finish as pants on the summit. To care for his tender feet some comfy socks and super supportive Vasque boots. Top it all off with a new day pack and hydration system for carrying extra gear and water to be prepared for all Mount Washington has to offer. Then it was up to him to train.
In the final days till Seek the Peak it is time to check on your own gear and make sure you are ready to go. Missing something? Not a problem. Eastern Mountain Sportscan hook you up, and with great deals going on it’s the perfect time to get prepared.
See you all on the trail!
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist