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The Greater Portland, Maine ~ Archangelsk, Russia Sister Cities Exchange founded in November 1988, invited two special guests to the remote, windblown weather and research Observatory for two days and an overnight Monday and Tuesday, September 23 -…

The summit was enveloped in clouds, but as we descended the Mount Washington Auto Road we stopped to enjoy views of the landscape.

This image of the Lizzie Bourne Monument was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using T. S. King's 1859 The White Hills. Nineteenth-century…

This image of the Lizzie Bourne monument was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using John H. Spaulding's 1858 Historical Relics of the White…

Just last week I had the opportunity to hike up Mt. Washington’s Huntingdon Ravine (then crossing the Alpine Garden, and descending via Lion’s Head to the Tuckerman Ravine Trail). Despite approaching the summer solstice, patches of snow still…

The current museum exhibit certainly offers a wonderful perspective on the mountain experience! Historical hikers explored the same landscape in which we recreate today, and yet the challenge and the unknown were much greater. Consider the…

In New England, climbing Mount Washington in the winter has become a well known and respected objective, prompting thousands to try- either on a guided climb or on their own.
The wisdom of turning back on a winter attempt of Mount Washington…