Mount Washington, Not So Inviting Today
2013-01-04 17:48:15.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Some days the mountain is not welcoming to guests. Today an Eastern Mountain Sports climbing trip was scheduled to hike up and spend the night with us on one of our Partner Led Climbing Trips. However, the weather seemed to be working against them. Cold temperatures, high winds and poor visibility made even getting observations tricky. For a group climbing to the summit, this becomes even more dangerous.
For us, we are never more then a few steps out the door and can get inside to warm up and take shelter. Climbing the mountain does not offer this safe shelter and keeps even the most experienced mountaineer on their toes. This is why it is so important to check the weather before you head out and make an educated call when you reach tree line on whether or not you should head down. There will always be another day when the mountain weather is more welcoming.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist