Mountaineering: Turkey Burner Meetup! Mt Washington (Sat Only)

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

Meeting Place:

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:

Getting There:


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

The Plan:

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 


Sunrise: 6:58am
Sunset: 4:08pm

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 !!!

Be Warned!

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.

The Organizers…

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  • Jay B.

    Thanks All for Attending....!

    December 2, 2013

    • John T.

      Thanks Jay! I look forward to the next adventure in the mountains!!!

      December 2, 2013

  • John T.

    Confirmed for the overnight...

    November 27, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hi All I have been so busy.. Sorry. I will be working on building teams today and tomorrow.. It looks like I have plenty of Leaders.. Remember change your RSVP if you cant attend asap.. Please!!!!
    If your want to stay the weekend I have another Meetup on the same day that I have a group reservation for the shelter space. I Just increased the # that can attend I call up to Pinkham.
    I know we have couple of lead climbers hitting Huntington's on Sunday and not heading to summit with my group..

    November 27, 2013

  • David G F.

    Hi Jay and everyone! Just got my mountaineering boots and crampons today. Break-in time should be quick for these (LS Trango Extremes), my feet say they're happy, but I'll take that with a grain (shard?) of ice. I'll take for a couple four-mile hikes in the next couple of days. Can't wait for Saturday! :D I'm driving myself to Pinkham from my grandparents' place in Wolfeboro/Ctr. Tuftonboro, NH that morning via 16. Weather looks appetizing with this storm that's going to hit tomorrow...

    November 26, 2013

    • David G F.

      I have helmet, ice tools, harness, belay device, and some slings, too. No rope or ice screws or nuts.

      November 27, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    Hey guys, i will be going up friday night and staying till sunday again, so we will have to find a place/time to meet up near Huntington of you are not coming towards hermit lake. Anyone who is interested in staying either fri or sat night is welcome to share the leantoo with my gf and I. Reserve your spot at the visitor center before hiking up.

    November 14, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Hey Jay. Received this this morning. I had previously signed up and paid, now showing not signed up and no spots left. If I am left off do I get a refund?

    1 · November 14, 2013

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