Mt. Washington: SFS 2018
About the Climb:
As the highest peak in the eastern United States and the most prominent peak east of the Mississippi, Mount Washington holds a number of distinctions, but it’s most famous for its record-setting weather. It held the record for highest wind speeds (231 miles per hour) for most of the 20th century—a record that still stands as the strongest wind not associated with a tropical storm. This also means the Mount Washington Observatory is usually covered in otherworldly rime ice all winter long, so while it’s a popular summer hike, only a few hardy souls are brave enough to climb it in winter. Don’t forget to pack a serious parka.
- Minimum climbers needed: 8
- Pledge Requirement: $3,000 (no registration fee)
- Skill Level: Intermediate
About Summit for Someone:
Every year, Summit for Someone climbers make it possible for under-resourced youth to participate in wilderness trips—by climbing breathtaking mountains around the world. The vital funding SFS climbers raise creates opportunities for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance, all in challenging and restorative environments.