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January

5 - Winter Edutrip: Weather Basics

Learn how weather is created by the interrelationships between the sun and the earth: specifically the land, air and water in its many forms. Explore the basics of weather observations and reporting, energy flow through the atmosphere, and the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity to science teachers.

7 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

8 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Hazen Memorial Library, Shirley, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

11 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

12 - Winter Edutrip: Winter Storms

Mt. Washington is famous for its extreme weather, but few get to experience its fury directly. Join Observatory staff for a new program which examines the drivers and impacts of winter phenomena such as blizzards, nor'easters, lake-effect snow, freezing rain and extreme cold. We'll apply theory and firsthand experience to understand the forces that produce New England's extreme winter weather events.

12 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Blackstone Public Library, Blackstone, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

13 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

14 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

18 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

21 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

22 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

24 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Abington Public Library, Abington, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

25 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

26 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Synnott Mountain Guides

Mark Synnott, owner and operator of Synnott Mountain Guides and a member of The North Face Climbing Team, has been leading climbing trips since 1996. An accomplished international climber, skier, mountaineer, and photographer, Mark offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and backcountry skiing.

28 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

February

1 - Overnight Climbing Trip: International Mountain Climbing School

IMCS has offered the most comprehensive climbing programs in the eastern United States for more than 30 years. Their certified guides are world-renowned climbers and mountaineers who are excited to work with climbers of all ages and abilities.

2 - Winter Edutrip: Climate Extremes

Come join former Observer and Antarctic Research Jeff DeRosa, to learn about the building blocks that make the climate of Mount Washington and various locations on Planet Earth so drastically different.

4 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

8 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

7 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

16 - Winter Edutrip: Mountaineering Essentials

Join trip leader Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide, team leader and past Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service. With over 40 years as a professional guide and rescuer Joe can help you avoid the common pitfalls inexperienced climbers make in the mountains. Learn the skills you need for travel in any of the mountain ranges of the world while spending the night atop the highest mountain in the Northeast! Sessions will include crampon and ice axe use, self-arrest, navigation, as well as avalanche safety and avalanche transceiver use. Then, on the second day of the course, put your new skills to the test with an early morning hike around the summit.

18 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

22 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

March

1 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

2 - Winter Edutrip: Winter Storms

Mt. Washington is famous for its extreme weather, but few get to experience its fury directly. Join Observatory staff for a new program which examines the drivers and impacts of winter phenomena such as blizzards, nor'easters, lake-effect snow, freezing rain and extreme cold. We'll apply theory and firsthand experience to understand the forces that produce New England's extreme winter weather events.

7 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

9 - Winter Edutrip: Life, Work, Enviroment

This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington's weather, explore the mountain's fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory's legendary mountaintop station.

15 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Mooney Mountain Guides

Mooney Mountain Guides LLC is a year round Rock, Ice, and Mountain Climbing school & guide service. Based in New Hampshire and Vermont, MMG’s experienced staff of climbing guides and instructors specialize in private custom trips, personal instruction, family climbs, and group team building events. MMG offers guided rock and ice climbs, lessons, mountaineering courses, leadership training, alpine climbs, and Mt. Washington ascents.

18 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

29 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Synnott Mountain Guides

Mark Synnott, owner and operator of Synnott Mountain Guides and a member of The North Face Climbing Team, has been leading climbing trips since 1996. An accomplished international climber, skier, mountaineer, and photographer, Mark offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and backcountry skiing.

30 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

April

6 - Overnight Climbing Trip: International Mountain Climbing School

IMCS has offered the most comprehensive climbing programs in the eastern United States for more than 30 years. Their certified guides are world-renowned climbers and mountaineers who are excited to work with climbers of all ages and abilities.

11 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Brookline Public Library, Brookline, NH

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

12 - 85th Anniversary of Big Wind Celebration: Open House and Special Presentation by staff on "The Big Wind and the Value of Extreme Conditions in Informing Research on Mount Washington"

Join MWO staff for an all-day Open House event at the Weather Discovery Center in downtown North Conway.  Admission to the museum is free from the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm. There will be two "Live From the Rockpiles" at 11am & 2pm as well as a special presentation at 12 noon on the historic 231 MPH wind and extreme conditions on Mount Washington.  “The world record-breaking 231 MPH “Big Wind” on Mount Washington on April 12, 1934 left little doubt that the summit of Mt. Washington is an extreme place. For the Mount Washington Observatory, it was clear as day that the summit weather station needed to continue a permanent residence to capture what might come next..."
Staff will be available to share stories about the MWOBs and light refreshments will be available. Please contact Stephanie Turnbull with any questions.

17 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Hatfield Public Library, Hatfield, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

23 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

May

8 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Forbush Memorial Library, Westminster, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

14 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Wakefield-Brookfield Historical Society, Sanbornville, NH

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

15 - Public Program: Tales from the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’ at Milford Town Library, Milford, MA

Join MWO’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. Please contact host site for more information regarding start time and length.

July

19-20 -  Seek the Peak

Join us for the Nation's Premier Hiking event, our largest annual fundraiser, Seek the Peak.  Gather in the White Mountains of NH for a weekend filled with hiking, observatory tours, two parties and an amazing gear giveaway!  Learn more at www.seekthepeak.org.

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Head to the White Mountains of NH for the Nation's Premier Hiking Event, Seek the Peak, taking place July 19-20 in support of Mount Washington Observatory.

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