Mountaineering and ice Climbing: Mt Washington (Sat Only) No Camping
This Meetup is for Ice Climbing only on Saturday.
Being Part of the 2nd Annual Turkey Burner Meetup! What a great time last year!
Photo: Meetup Members Gathered at the base of Pinnacle Gully last Turkey Burner.
The Team's: Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!
As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!
For each lead climber we need one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.
Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed indoors and has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required & that the Belayer is willing to show that Newbie the how too clean gear and climb past challenges on the route. Both the leader and the Belayer assist the Newbie/Follower and keep a eye out for their lack of knowledge.
Sign up... First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.
Questions @ RSVP:
You must answer all the questions! Too be a candidate for any trips. All we want to know is are you a leader or follower? Climbing grade that you can climb, if a leader? Your contact info? Also, the agreement and understanding that you read the waiver and the risks
If they are not answered I will have to overlook you being an attendee... Sorry
November 30, 2013 · 9:00 AM
Mt. Washington (Pinkham Notch Visitor Center) -- "Basement Boot Room"
My main interest are for Thanksgiving Day weekend for every year. Make the pilgrimage up into Tuckerman’s Ravine and Hike around and check out the winter conditions and climb ice that is available.
" Keep reading "
So if you’re interested climbing some early winter ice this trip it might be worth signing up for. This is only Meetup for Saturday and "Climbing Only"... There is another meetup for camping at Hermit Lake shelters and Hike to Summit on Sunday.
Team List, Link:
Add a thread to this meetup your willing to carpool with someone from your area that you post...
Additional Trip Planning & Research:
I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.
Map # 1
No Fee's for not camping
Saturday: Meet at the trail head at 9am and check in with the AMC
10am, Hike up to Hermit Lake Shelters and Set up camp. Head up into Tuckerman’s Ravine and catch your first ice climbing of season. Spend the day learning or reminding yourself what crampons are for and how to hang from ice tools.
Saturday Night - Dusk: Begin hiking down to the cars. Be back to our cars around m 6pm
Guided Service: Let me know in advance if you would like a Guide to show you the system of climbing ice or lead you to the summit of Mt Washington, if it’s your first time out ever? Usually there is the free use of Boots, Crampons, and ice Axes with the Service.. You should contact me for cost etc...
Pretty Pitcher in the Alpine Garden after topping out on the ice in huntingtons Ravine on Mt Washington:
Photo: Meetup members walking across the alpine garden last winter. 2012/13
Pinkham Notch to Rangers Huts - Hermit t Lake Shelters Via Tuckermans Ravine trail 2.6 Miles (Gain 1795ft Descend 0 ) Hike Time: 2.5 hours
Hermit shelters to Base of Tuckermans Ravine .5 Miles (Gain 500ft Decent 0) Hike Time: 30 Mins
Climb the Ice..
Return to Huts .5 Miles ( Gain 0 Decent 500ft ) Hike Time: 20 mins
Return to Pinkham Notch 2.6 Miles ( Gain 0 Decent 1795ft ) Hike Time 1 hour 20 min's
Being the first time out in these type of conditions for the this year. We all should take it easy...! Work out the kinks since last winter’s climbing fun.
Should be a super fun time and warm-up for a first winter mountaineering trip for the season....
Waiver: Read !!!
Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing. Even Hiking can be by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.
Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, including avalanche, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!
Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup. You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious or even good . We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.
When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?
If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned. Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..
It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….
That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.