08 March 2006

Philosophy on a Mountain

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, snow has evidently been unusually light this winter. When we came to a steep, exposed section of the winter Lion's Head trail, which should have been covered with snow, we found that it was all ice and rock. I didn't feel comfortable attempting it unprotected, and we had no rope. So we turned back, giving up on the summit, and instead climbed nearby Boott Spur at 5500 ft. (Mt. Washington is 6288 ft.)

This is the Boott Spur ridge.

Practicing 'French technique' on the way up.

Having attained the ridge.

On the summit of Boott Spur: it's gotten a little bit foggy. But not the slightest breeze. It's perfectly calm.