According to the Mt. Washington Weather Archive, during the recent weeklong freeze, January 17th was going to be the best day to make a summit attempt. The daytime air temps were above freezing and the wind wasn’t expected to be too much to handle. As it turned out, in the 24-hour period of the 17th, the avg wind speed was 94 mph with a maximum gust of 145 mph. Glide’s resident outdoor enthusiast took that forecast as a personal invite to climb the world’s windiest spot.
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This overnight was really pretty cool. We hiked up Mount Chocorua on Saturday and camped out in the Jim Liberty cabin just below the summit. It was crazy cold and really windy up there… EVEN INSIDE THE CABIN!!!! We got up on Sunday, tried to make the summit, but had to turn back unsuccessfully! It was too dangerous.