My First Winter Overnight Since Joining the Observatory

2012-12-07 17:38:14.000 – Krissy Fraser,  Development Coordinator

EMS Crew out for a Hike

My first winter overnight trip since joining the Obs team in June – good living!I had the fortune of being on a trip along with a team from Eastern Mountain Sports doing a photo shoot for their climbing school. The day started with a smooth ride to the summit arriving at 6,288′ to sunshine, calm winds and endless visibility (or 120 miles is what I am told from Intern Steve).

We proceeded to spend the entire day outside with EMS photo staff Robert Moses & Eric Irwin as they shot the crew lead by EMS Climbing School Guides, Keith Moon & Dave Lottmann, demonstraiting and advising on winter mountaineering. It was a perfect day surrounded by a snow covered summit, mountain views, a cast of characters, lots of laughs, and plenty of awe at how lucky we were to be in this incredible place.

The day outside was followed by a fabulous meal prepared by summit volunteers, Mike & Sue, and then a visit to the Observation tower where we saw millions of stars and 360 degree views of the night landscape reaching as far as Portland, ME and Canada.

The adventure continued true to course as we woke to a beautiful sunrise.

I won’t bore you with more but before I close, it only seems appropriate to mention that EMS offers day and overnight mountaineering trips to the summit of Mount Washington throughout the season – try it for yourself! It is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Happy Holidays!

 

Krissy Fraser,  Development Coordinator

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