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October

14 - Founding Day Celebration

The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory was founded on October 15, 1932 by Bob Monahan, Sal Pagliuca, Alex McKenzie and Joe Dodge.  Now 87 years later we continue the mission and strive to be the premier institution for mountain weather expertise and climate data information.  

We invite you to celebrate our Founders on Monday, October 14. Enjoy free admission to the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway where you can learn more about our work atop Mount Washington. 

Participate in a "Live From the Rockpile"* session where you will hear from observer & education specialist Ian Bailey as he communicates live from the summit of Mount Washington.  *Live From the Rockpile" will take place at 11:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm.

January

4 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Eastern Mountain Sports

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

6 - 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 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

10 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Eastern Mountain Sports

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

11 - Edu Trip: Stories from the Mountain: Risk and Decisions in Wild Weather

Join Where You'll Find Me author Ty Gagne for a workshop exploring the challenges and unpredictability associated with backcountry activities in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

18 - Edu Trip: 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.

20 - 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 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

24 - Winter Day Trip

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

26 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Eastern Mountain Sports

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

31 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Eastern Mountain Sports

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

February

1 - 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.

3 - Winter Day Trip

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

5 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

8 - Edu Trip: 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.

12 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

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.

15 - Mountaineering Essentials

Join trip leader Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide, team leader and past Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service. 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!

21 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Eastern Mountain Sports

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

24 - Winter Day Trip

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

March

2 - Winter Day Trip

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

4 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

7 - Edu Trip: Weather Basics

Join with MWOBs Trustee, Marsha Rich, and explore the basics of weather observation, reporting and the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity for science teachers.

11 - Arctic Wednesdays

Arctic Wednesdays is a professional development program introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather".

13 - Winter Day Trip

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

14 - Edu Trip: Climate Research in the White Mountains

Join the MWOBs Lead Research Scientist, Dr. Eric Kelsey, for an exploration into recent changes in temperature and precipitation in the heart of the White Mountains and what we might expect in the future.

27 - Overnight Climbing Trip - Mooney Mountain Guides

MMG offers guided rock and ice climbs, lessons, mountaineering courses, leadership training, alpine climbs, and Mt. Washington ascents.

April

4 - 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.

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Winter Mountaineering Trips

Experience winter on Mount Washington by climbing to the summit with one of our partner climbing schools and staying overnight at our legendary summit weather station.

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Winter Trips

Winter Trips

Experience winter on Mount Washington, book your summit adventure today!

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Alexa What is the Weather?

Alexa What is the Weather?

From the Home of the Worlds Worst Weather! Now you can get current weather information directly from the Mount Washington Observatory at summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

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