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7 hours ago
Apologies for the first Facebook Live this morning! Our IPad lost power as a result of the subzero temperatures and wind, and so the feed got corrupted! But here is the second half of the broadcast, with a great view of some undercast as well as a Brocken Spectre!
Thank you to everyone who tuned in! Feel free to message us with questions, and we'll get to answering them ASAP! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
This short video from atop Mt Washington this morning gives some good info as to why it sometimes has the worlds’ worst weather.
My husband and I are headed to sunrise shack for our anniversary breakfast and we were just discussing how cold it looks up there. ❄
Mount Washington Observatory was live.
7 hours ago
Lost power to our first camera due to the cold so here is round 2! ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t let the cat out!!
Do you ever see birds flying up there in the winter?
The road is scary in the summer I can't imagine in the winter. Brave
Are people skiing up there yet
Does Marty ever venture outside in winter?
What is the temp right now?
Is that lake in the clouds
I’d love to work up there
Maryland here, God bless you guys. Stay safe and keep the snow up there ok!!
Did you get the truck to the base??
Hi from South Bend , Indiana with NO snow on the ground
Stay safe guys and how much snow so far do you have up there and does the snow cat still take tours up the mountain halfway
What’s the total snowfall so far this season?
What’s currently the best route up from Pinkham notch?
Love watching all of you on the weekends! ❤️
No hiking up there today!!
Thanks for your great work!!
OMG TY for showing us that!
How long does it take to get to the top in the snowcat?
Hello From Hickory, NC with snow on the ground.
How long do you get to stay up there? I love watching severe weather, but want to stay warm.
uhoh you lost the other guy too
How long do you stay up there for?
Thanks! Love watching this! Look forward to it every week.
Hello from Northwood! How long can you stay outside in the gear you’re wearing?
Guest guide Peter Doucette is on the blog this clear, wintery Saturday morning. So psyched to offer courses by this thin ice technician again this winter!
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Peter on a climb he named "Slim Chance" at Champney Falls
Took this class two years ago and it was great.
Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest shared Black Diamond's post.
2 days ago
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When ice is not just for drinks!!Climb on.
Mount Washington Avalanche Center posted 5 photos.
4 days ago
Widespread small wet slabs pictured on Mount Webster after the rain on snow on Sunday. Mostly D1 or smaller due to the thin snow cover down prior to the rain but any of those could have knocked you down or worse. Seems like one more good reason to avoid ice climbing in the rain. 😃There’s a breakable crust now that’s challenging at times. Picture one is Lower Hitchcock Gully. ... See MoreSee Less
Will Crawford Notch area conditions be provided on a somewhat regular interval? If so, I think it's a great idea due to the foot traffic they see.
We won’t be providing conditions reports but are including Crawford Notch State Park in our avalanche forecast because we think we can do it reasonably accurately and it is the right thing to do. Many if not most Avalanche centers forecast in state and national parks outside of their “home” Forest.
Curious what role the federal government will playing in a NH state park.
Baxter State Park added 12 new photos.
6 days ago
We received some fantastic photos from Andrew Sheaff documenting his and Nate McNutt's ascent of Katahdin yesterday.
Here is what Andrew wrote: "Got up to the summit again today via Abol. We punched up through a layer of clouds into sunshine. Plenty of snow. Tableland mostly packed ice and snow. Plenty of snow in Abol slide. Some ice here and there...round trip from Abol bridge all on foot (decided not to ski). Tough going with only skiers marginally breaking trail."
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I lost my brother in law on Abol Slide last year. Very differeny conditions this year.
Mars has got nothing, compared to Katahdin in winter! Wow
Wonderful place summer or winter
Great pictures Andrew. What an adventure. It's a long way into Abol camp. We camped there every year for the last 5 years. Anyone not clear on the distance in and the road being closed probably at the entrance. It's 10-12 miles to abol trail head. So we have discussed the amount of hiking and camping to get in and make a summit. Very impressive. Maybe a snowmobile ride in to the trail head. I'm not sure if that's available. Thanks for the great pictures. Happy trails.
Wow, I did that trip once, skiing in and out of Abol on the sled trail, which was broken out, and even so it was a long haul. As I recall we started around 5 am and finished around 5 pm. You guys are tough!
I’ve climbed Katahdin. Quite awesome!
Is it possible to do the Knife Edge in winter?
So eerie. Almost like walking on the moon. Beautiful though
What wonderful photo 😎
Great pictures of Katahdin! I grew up close by and climbed it frequently and flew over it many times as my father was a pilot. Definitely is one of Maine's greatest treasures!
Brave Souls thx for great pics 😘
You two are awesome....amazing pictures!
Beautiful thanks for sharing!!
Amazing Andrew !!!
Oh wonderful pictures thanks for sharing with us that aren’t capable of doing this
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos :)
Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing
Wow! There is so much natural, rugged beauty in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to enjoy. Thanks for sharing these.
Made it to the summit in the late 60s , beautifull any time of year
Wild i wish the cloud table was like this in the summer
Glad you are safe!!
1 week ago
59” of snowing the summit in November following 52” in October! Wind slabs exist on many aspects following the past 3-4 days of unsettled weather with winds from the east then north then finally back to normal from the northwest. Post holing conditions on approaches to climbs in Huntington without some sort of floatation. #wintersnowpack #kbyg ... See MoreSee Less
Bob Wiltrout Cory Schaeffer
Becky we need to climb Mt. Washington in the snow!
Nia Elizabeth Lamrock
That looks like avalanche snow!
What an awesome day in the other ravine doing some recce. Nice report and thanks for sharing.
Oh. I know that area well. 😬
Love the picture’s stay safe and warm.cbnj-053 Pennsylvania.🐸❄️☃️🇺🇸
2 weeks ago
Photo credits to Kayla Hollingsworth and Vladislav Sevostianov.Photo credits to Kayla Hollingsworth and Vladislav Sevostianov. ... See MoreSee Less