Mount Washington Revisited
Last time we summitted Mount Washington was in February 2002. Just before New
Year, four days after arriving in Crawford Notch, NH, we went back to try another
route, Huntington's Central Gully. It's challenging; yet fantastic I
must say. The book, An Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England
describes Central Gully as one of the longest climbs in the ravine, with
one or two leads of low angle ice climbing.
The day we picked was perfect, a glorious day with a panoramic view of the
mountain. As you're climbing to reach the base of the climb, you see other climbing
routes like Pinnacle Gully, left of Central Gully.
We were a team of four, John led the first part of the steep ice climb and Todd the
second. The long strenuous hike up leads you to the Alpine Garden with a magnificent
view of natural ice sculptures. On the way, we took some photos; the background of
this page was one of them. The sun was brightly shining, John's shadow being
reflected on this lovely snow and ice formation. (12/29/04)
Click here to see photos