Climbers at the top of the 1st pitch of "Positive Thinking", Poko. #adkmountainfest2019
Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash updated their cover photo.
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Keeping the local ♥️going! Guest guides Sarah Garlick and Jim Surette are on the blog today!
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An impressive wind storm last night that is still on going! Winds have been sustained between 105-120 mph since midnight.The highest sustained wind so far was 122 mph and the peak gust was 137 mph. Winds over 100 mph were recorded down to our 4000 foot mesonet site on the Mount Washington Auto Road. ... See MoreSee Less
We can see your station from our house in Cumberland Maine! And we definitely felt the wind! 🥶
John Deaves Mattia Vacca
Same spot. -80F wind chill with 137MPH wind gusts!
Sounds like fun?
Wow!! What is the wind chill ?
What’s the temperature !?
I see it was so windy, the ink ran out!
I took this photo of you guys up there this morning from Jefferson. It was amazing seeing the windswept snow blowing around! Checked the online summit conditions and said, wow!
4 peg day then?
Wow! I have been on top of Mt. Washington and I thought the winds were crazy then. Phew how is the building still standing?!
what was lowest wind chill?!!
Is the Auto Road open?
Saying "Stay Warm" isn't gonna cut it with those windchill factors, so I'll say "Stay Safe" xx
Wow! That’s impressive!
Wow, that’s quite breezy, ain’t it??!
It's new England
That is unreal. It is pretty chilly here in So. Bridgton, gusty winds all day long. Not 100+ but enough.
Tie heavy weights to your feet when you go outside.
Lawren Andrew, Elias Davenport,Connie Snyder,Jennifer Borovkoff,Melody van Achterberg, look what we missed out on! 😉😂
Alpine Endeavors shared Hunter Mountain's post.
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Join us next month for some good food, comfy rooms, and climbing at Hunter Mountain!We have teamed up with the experienced and knowledgeable guides at Alpine Endeavors to offer our guests an exciting new adventure this winter! This February 4th & 5th, we will be offering our brand new Belay & Stay Ice Climbing Adventure. Take your adventures to new heights and experience the thrill and excitement of ice climbing on Hunter Mountain's scenic ice walls! Learn more at the link below:
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Mount Washington Observatory is asking for donations.
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Blizzard conditions this evening on the summit with much of the snow that fell in this last storm blowing into the Ravines. So far we have peaked at 117 mph and temperatures have risen to -27°F. ... See MoreSee Less
Not 117 mile winds when we were forced to biovav during a storm during a winter attempt to do the Northern Traverse. We made it over Madison, Adams, and we’re approaching Jefferson but at Near Jefferson made the decision that the 50 mph winds and blizzard would make continuing to Washington life threatening. So we turned back. In Edmands Col we made another decision that even continuing back to the trailhead, even bypassing Jefferson would also be life threatening. So we biovaced on the Edmands Ridge. The winds actually do blow the snow into the cold, so the ridge is actually the safest place. So we pitched our tents in 60 mph winds. You pull out the base of the tent and throw three or four backpacks in it so it doesn’t blow away. Tie the guy lines that hopefully were ALREADY tied to the line loops. We used our axes to dislodge rocks and tied the lines to rocks. Then the tent liner gets similar treatment. Tie one guy line to a rock before even pulling it out of the pack because the wind will simply rip it away. Then set it up. Once completed help your mates set up their tent. Then just get in your-30 sleeping bag and eat, make water, eat, and try to sleep listening to the wind rip at the tents. Then get up in the morning, dig out of the tent what snow actually did remain on the ridge, pack everything up, and retreat to the trailhead and a warm car.
That is one scary mountain
Craziest weather on the planet!
Has me feeling pretty good about the weather at my place , lol
Hopefully, Marty is warm and snug!
This looks like another planet!
It’s landing in West Newfield....
Nice!!!..that’s a beautiful mountain!... AWESOME!!!..love that part of New England!
Brian M Morin - hey it would be a cool night for a walkabout followed by a growler of one love double rye inside warming up. That’s some extreme weather
I think it would be cool to spend a weekend there
Who want to do a moonlight summit tonight. Bring a sweater.
And I'm thinking one degree is bad!!!! Wind chill on Mt. Washington is -72 degrees....OMG!!
It's the same here in central NH too.
what is current wind chill?!! OMFG
Driving up to VT from Mass this afternoon/early evening the wind was unbelievable
Makes me cold just to look at it!
Better You Than Me..Good Luck
Time to move to Arizona 58 degrees..10:15 pm...about as bad as it gets here in the Winter.
I’ve been away from the valley for a long time is Marty Still up there
Temps rising to -27. They are having a heat wave.
What are the donations for? How will the money be monitored and allocated?
I have been there. Breezy. What is the donation for?
Darn.. I missed another calm evening on the Rock Pile
Be a little tough building a snowman in that wind ❄⛄❄⛄❄⛄.
What is the temp with wind chill???
We have some more Mount Washington Valley guides up on the blog for you! You know you've come to the right place to climb with the likes of these fellas calling this place home. Welcome back Michael Wejchert Freddie Wilkinson and Marc Chauvin!
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Im liking the running joke.
Yes is the Amazing adventure and great Coworkers to helping at all Most possible to you will be So Happy on Mount Washington
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Recent heavy snowfall will combine with steadily increasing wind to create unstable conditions likely to produce large natural avalanches. Human triggered avalanches are very likely on slopes directly loaded or cross loaded by NNW wind later today, and remain likely on all aspects and elevations due to existing storm and wind slab instabilities. It’s a good day to avoid traveling on or below slopes steeper than 30 degrees. #makegooddecisions #avalanche #safety #presidentialrange #tuckermanravine #tuckermansravine #huntingtonravine #mountwashington #mwac @avalanchefoundation ... See MoreSee Less
Remember. These guys/gals aren’t getting paid!
The three most important words in mountaineering, no not today.
Just because you’re not on a 30 or steeper slope, doesn’t mean you’re not in the run-out of one! Be aware of what’s above you when you travel!
I'm no avalanche expert but watch out where you go with this storm. It slabs easily
Our apologies for any inconvenience but we’re pretty sure you’re too busy digging out to come climb. We have made the call to close early. Please don’t drive unless you have to and watch out for all of the xc skiers on the road if you do!
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Snow continues to fall through the day with heavy snowfall this morning. Natural avalanches will become more possible through the day. New snow will be touchy to human triggering as well with lots of sliding that will build and possible trigger a bigger slab. Wind slabs will be popping up today in many locations due to the wind shifting around as the storm pulls away. All the new snow plus developing wind slabs will make travel on steep slopes dangerous. It’s a good day to stay in the trees! #kbyg @avalanchefoundation ... See MoreSee Less
Tha steep hill in back of my home has already had several places where the snow has slipped & more cracks keep forming. This is only a small treed hill.
Some of our followers may have heard about the large ice disc which recently formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. Ranger Dave Loome observed another occurrence of this unusual phenomenon in Nesowadnehunk Stream today. These ice discs are believed to occur "at bends in the river where the accelerating water creates a force called 'rotational shear', which breaks off a chunk of ice and twists it around. As the disc rotates, it grinds against surrounding ice - smoothing into a perfect circle." (Wikipedia). ... See MoreSee Less
Took this with my drone of the one in Westbrook yesterday morning.
On a smaller scale I took this last Sunday near my home in Massachusetts
Also one at Abol bridge
Time-lapse I recorded in Westbrook just before it got dark tonight... I was happy to see so many people standing along the fence watching it spin!
Experts say it will either freeze or melt. Think about that for a moment.
Maine's version of crop circles.
Why is no one pointing out the obvious involvement of space aliens?
The spheres are created by aquatic animal farts that live under the ice.....clearly hahaha
Time to call Mulder and Scully of the X-Files to investigate these ice disc .
Rotational Shear. Good name for a rock band
"Rotational sheer" my ass - it's aliens.
I apologise that this is a bit off-topic...but can someone tell me how to pronounce “Nesowadnehunk”?
All these Ice circles with a full moon and lunar eclipse deep snow on the way it’s all adding up now
I still believe it's been cut that way by an ice fisherman
Landing pads for flying saucers.
What’s unusual about the Westbrook disk is it’s size.
Very nice.. would love to see this one too! At Least Maine made national news!
Thursday afternoon. Zoom in to see the person on a kayak chipping away at the ice. It stopped spinning because it attached to the edge.
Can't wait to meet them tim👽👾 hopefully they're friendly
I love these drone shots!
This must be the year of the circle
Glenn Davis - another one...
Baxter State Park is pleased to introduce Elise Goplerud as our new Interpretive Specialist. Elise is currently working in Colorado and will join us March 4th.
Elise graduated from the University of Maine in 2017 with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and is a Certified Interpretive Guide and member of the National Association for Interpretation. She worked as a Wilderness Educator in Baxter State Park in the summer of 2017 and as a Roving Ranger in the summer of 2018.
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yay!!! Welcome Elise! It is so nice to see young blood moving into these positions!!!
Cute girl, Congratulations
Yay - go Elise!
Congratulations Elise Goplerud!! 🎉
Excellent choice. By coincidence I met Elise at neoc - knowledgeable, gracious, a true advocate for the Baxter legacy.
Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash is feeling thankful.
1 week ago
Only a few weeks away before we kick off the party at Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School with the Smuggs Ice Bash Drytool Comp & Kickoff Party. Then we're in the Notch running clinics and swinging and testing demos Saturday and Sunday
Make sure you book tickets to the Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash: Saturday Night Presentations evening presentations with Majka Burhardt and Alden Pellett, as seats are limited at the Green Mountain Club Visitor Center. We hope to see you all there! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
It's almost here!
The 23rd annual Mountainfest, a weekend long celebration of ice climbing, mountaineering, stories, comrades, guest athletes, raffles and most importantly, supporting local charities.
This short was produced by @macadoo333 and captures the heart of mountainfest. Enjoy.
@annegilbertchase slideshow Friday 8PM, Keene Arts Center.
@colinhaley1 slideshow Saturday 8PM, Keene Central school.
Canadian neighbor, Bernard Mailot slideshow 7:30PM, Keene Arts Center ... See MoreSee Less
When? Date? Time???