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    Nobody said this sport was cheap. A small price...

    Nobody said this sport was cheap. A small price to pay considering all the equipment you are going to be buying.

    Do you have any other suggestions?
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    I've never heard about that happening. Don't...

    I've never heard about that happening. Don't count on it though, too much riding on them not failing. Public radio, pagers, police communication, and much more would suffer dearly if they lost...
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    I'm just using the basic Garmin eTrex, which can...

    I'm just using the basic Garmin eTrex, which can be found for $115 or less. It's small, light, and gets the job done. I'm sure there are better models out there, but I haven't been looking...
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    Honestly, I don't know the Presidential...

    Honestly, I don't know the Presidential "backcountry" that well, but I think somebody just came out with a guide book to the area and pretty much everything is getting skied. It's about time too,...
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    Very true, but who cares if somebody knows what...

    Very true, but who cares if somebody knows what my name is? They can find it in the phone book if they want. Also, that doesn't account for just using your first name and last initial?
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    Navigating Inside a Ping Pong Ball

    Another member asked the question of how you navigate above treeline in a whiteout (blowing snow & fog)?

    As a disclaimer I should say that being above treeline in a whiteout is not the preferred...
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    I am very confident that anyone who is in good...

    I am very confident that anyone who is in good condition with the proper equipment and training can climb Mount Washington in the winter. They may get turned around by the weather a few times, but...
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    The winds on Mount Washington are certainly...

    The winds on Mount Washington are certainly influenced by the orography, but wouldn't they be more accurately called geostrophic winds? The main driving force here is high and low pressure.
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    We can dream of Utah skiing, but Mount Washington...

    We can dream of Utah skiing, but Mount Washington does offer some pretty amazing stuff, especially if you want to work for it.

    Everyone knows about Tucks which is great and possibly NH's best...
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    I don't think my post was negative at all, it...

    I don't think my post was negative at all, it just depends on how you read it. That's a big problem with written word, you can't assume a tone.

    I thought the link posted on the MWO website was...
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    I'm not sure you are going to find any one source...

    I'm not sure you are going to find any one source that is going to hold your hand all the way to the summit. Winter mountaineering skills aren't gained on a single webpage, they are accumulated over...
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    I already put it in my calendar.

    I already put it in my calendar.
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    Oh, it worked. All I got was a little thumbnail....

    Oh, it worked. All I got was a little thumbnail. I would suggest posting a larger photo.
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    You're preaching to the choir here. I spent my...

    You're preaching to the choir here. I spent my college years skiing Snowbird, Alta and the Wasatch backcountry.
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    My standard for claiming you went "skiing" is a...

    My standard for claiming you went "skiing" is a continuous 200 foot vertical drop. Which the summit crew may have pieced together today. Using those guidelines there are only 2 months I have not...
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    I could spread some ice cubes across my floor in...

    I could spread some ice cubes across my floor in August and go "skiing" or I could schuss down my carpeted stairway. While their skiing was novel and I applaud their effort, let's be realistic here....
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    If you are thinking of chinooks, foehns,...

    If you are thinking of chinooks, foehns, mistrals, or monsoon....the winds on Mount Washington don't really have a name like that.
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    Yes, they are called Edutrips. I encourage you...

    Yes, they are called Edutrips. I encourage you to look at the website for more information.
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    Simple answer, NO. There is not a continuous...

    Simple answer, NO. There is not a continuous broadcast of current weather conditions.
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    That's exactly my point. A 100mph wind has 4...

    That's exactly my point. A 100mph wind has 4 times as much force as a 50mph wind. 100mph is twice as strong as 70mph
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    During the winter that is pretty much par for the...

    During the winter that is pretty much par for the course, typical conditions for the summit. They are prepared to deal with minor medical emergencies on the summit, but no open heart surgeries.
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    You need to be a little careful here. Did you...

    You need to be a little careful here. Did you guess they were in winds over 100mph? Was it blowing 100mph on Mount Washington and you assumed it was doing the same on Mount Adams?
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    I guess it depends where you are. There isn't a...

    I guess it depends where you are. There isn't a windspeed that would keep me from venturing to the top of the tower at the Observatory. Okay, there is a windspeed, but I haven't felt it yet. It's...
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    Judging by the front that just passed through my town, it is going to be exciting on MWN during the frontal passage later tonight.
  25. I'll stick to my bed thank you. Despite what the...

    I'll stick to my bed thank you. Despite what the ads say, there is no tent that can survive a true 100mph wind. Sure, 3 foot snow walls could probably protect the best mountaineering tents, but...
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