We need your help!

2007-03-12 13:12:43.000 – Alan Metcalf,  Summit Intern


What is it that has Jon, Kyle, Mike, and myself so upset? What drives us to craziness? Why have we developed such a great dislike for the other shift, even though their our friends and a group of great guys? Well…THEY’RE GETTING ALL THE GOOD WEATHER! I’m sorry about that but enough is enough. We all come to work here looking forward to the winter weather. What do we get? Moderate winds, predominantly “in-the-clouds” visibility, and temps that tend to plummet so far down, we can’t get out to have any fun or film any of it for you. What do they get?! Sustained high winds, moderate temps or low temps that don’t last too long, beautiful clear photographic vistas, rime ice, and snow.

So, at exactly 6:25 pm on Tuesday, March 13th I’m asking you, your family, your friends, to stop for a moment and think about us on your beloved Summit. Take a few moments to drop what your doing and head outside no matter what the weather conditions. We’ve been there for you, now it’s your turn to give back to us. I want those of you to the north and west of Mt. Washington to collectively inhale the deepest breath you’ve ever taken in and at 6:30 pm on the dot exhale towards the Summit as if you were the Big Bad Wolf trying to blow down the Three Little Pigs brick house. Those of you to the south and east, I want you to face the Summit and exhale. Then at 6:30 pm, open wide and take-in a new breath of fresh air as if in awe of having just seen a Hippopotamus walking across the Summit.

If you can all come together with us in your heads, hearts, and lungs, we can finally experience the great Mt. Washington weather we’ve heard so much about but have failed to see lately. We believe in you and feel that your capable of giving us some great high winds and amazing cloud formations. But only if your willing to believe in yourselves. Sure we’ll add thousands of tons of CO2 into our atmosphere, probably accelerating the melting of polar ice and northern latitude permafrost, as well as potentially breaking down the Gulf Stream resulting in cataclysmic global climate destruction. But aren’t we worth the sacrifice? Help us tomorrow evening. Our happiness is your reward (in the form of interesting, fun, and more frequent Observer Comments and video released through Obscasts and YouTube.) We’ve done all we can, now we’re counting on you.


Alan Metcalf,  Summit Intern

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