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Mountaineering: Mt Washington Prezi Traverse (3d-2n) 10 Summits ( Advanced )

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  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch

    Rt. 302 North, WMNF, NH (map)

    43.193851 -71.572395

  • Full size 4x4 gray pickup truck with ladder rack and cap.
  • Price: $75.00/per person

    Refund policy

  • Mountaineering: Presidential Traverse 2014

    Experienced Winter Campers Only!!!! Must have camped at least 2x on snow in the last 5 years.

    In good hiking or backpacking shape?  But not tried a trip like this? Then make sure you hit my prerequisite winter training trip and based on your abilities on that trip. I can advise you on whether this would be a trip you could achieve and add to your hiking resume of achievements   Contact Me for details

    The Journey:

    If interested in a large exciting undertaking of a trip equal to a Alaska trip or something other just as grand. A winter traverse of the Presidential Range is one of the most coveted–and riskiest–mountaineering feats in the Northeast. The 23.3-mile route includes 11 miles above treeline, 10,000 feet of elevation gain, and 10 peaks above 4,000 feet. Rime ice, massive drifts and cornices, and fierce winds combine to create an amorphous landscape–a cubist masterpiece, painted entirely in white is all experience'd in a traverse of the presidential's in winter. It is also known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather" and the world record holder for the fastest wind speed ever measured: 231 mph on April 12, 1934.

    This trip will test your mountain skills for dressing and physical endurance along with all your emotions to complete this exciting and beautiful sole searching trip.

    Still sound interesting? or sound like a personal test piece for you?

    Then you need to sign up!

    You have to fill out all the questions to this trip to be part of it! Your response to the questions provided at your RSVP online is important.

    As in any committing trip the experience, health & attitude of the team as a whole, outside, severe weather conditions is the key ingredient to success.

    Looking on the web you will find more failures then success in this endeavor.

     

    ** Weather Permitting ** Needs to be severe to cancel.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    The Plan:

    Travel from North to South along the presidential range.

    Stat's:

    10,000 Ft of Gain and 23 Miles of difficult and strenuous travel with heavy packs.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Route Description:

    Valley Way Trail to ridge and path of least resistance to Crawford Notch.

     

    Cost:   $75.00

    Includes,

    Stove and Fuel

    Food - 2 Breakfast and 3 dinners and assorted warm drinks.

    Paypal Fee's and donation to group operating fund.

    $75.00  Via Paypal here at RSVP   Refundable: 12 days prior to trip

     

    Postponement dates for bad weather   March 8-10th 2014

     

     

    Link to Teams info:

    TBA

     

    Pre-Trip Meetings:

    We may meet up too 2 time's prior to our trip. One day on the mountain and one at a house to review gear and food prep and questions etc.. This will be very beneficial to the strength of the team for this trip.

     

    Group Gear:

    4 Season Tent  - 2 or 3 person.

    Cooking stove's w/fuel

    Avalanche shovel - 1 per every 2 tents.

     

    Personnel Gear:

    You will need a large list of personnel gear I will create a list of items solely for this trip. You are missing any one item you will not be able to attend.

     

    Food:

    I will supply all food except for trail snack "lunch" for this trip. This Topic is somewhat flexible.

     

    Time-span : Tip...

    I have this trip from Friday - Sunday  We will need to have a early start on Friday to succeed. If you can work that into your plans to meet at a location in central NH for Thursday night its recommended.

    More Info:

    Will post more information to this Meetup as I think it could be useful.. Check back to it at times and feel free to contact me with your Q&A

     

    Links:

    http://www.backpacker.com/october_2008_cold_war_presidential_range_traverse/destinations/12586

    http://www.mountainproject.com/v/mount-washington/105890652

    http://www.newhampshireclimbing.com/climbing-course.asp?ID=80

    http://www.mooneymountainguides.com/categories/mountaineering/mountaineering_overnight_courses.html

     

     

    Waiver:  Read !!!


    Be Warned!

    Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

    Falling off any climbing route or bouldering challenge or other activity like even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, can all incur injuries’ and/or death.

    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. Seek your own additional resources of information.  You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. 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.  Dragging yourself 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.

    It’s always your right to back out and live the good life with all the rest of the human race eating cheese doodles and Twinkie’s 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.

    Long term weather is looking good... Back to normal temps..

    February 27

    • Chris W.

      Nice. I'm currently in Montreal and I got to say it is COLD!!!!

      February 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a safe trip Jay! You are doing an amazing job! Man, I hope to catch up with you guys.... by this summer!!! :-)

    1 · February 24

  • Jay B.

    Folks looks like a cold snap is rolling across Alaska and due here on our trip.. Check your gear and be prepared.. I will give you a call on Monday to talk.. Goretex Layers Warm Gloves and boots along with goggles and face masks will be a must... Plus side of super cold is the weather will be super awesome with views... Down side, risk goes up on frost-bite.

    February 21

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