A Climb Dedicated to Martha Hay, a Kilimanjaro – Yellow Ribbon Honoree

A Climb Dedicated to Martha Hay, a Kilimanjaro – Yellow Ribbon Honoree

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A Climb Dedicated to Martha Hay

Kilimanjaro – Yellow Ribbon Honoree

Moosilauke via the Glencliff Trail

7.5 miles, 4,802 ft.

February 10, 2013

Wes Chapman

I received a nice note yesterday from Martha Hay – a yellow ribbon honoree on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Martha spent part of her youth in Kenya, looking at Kilimanjaro – the great African sentinel mountain – from the Yngong Hills. Today I headed up Mt. Moosilauke with a fellow Kilimanjaro teammate, Rick Morse. Moosilauke is the western sentinel of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Moosilauke affords spectacular views across the Valley into Vermont, as well as north and east into the Presidential Range and the rest of the White Mountains.

Winter storm Nemo just blew through, drawing some spectacularly clear Canadian air in its wake, and the day and the views were spectacular. The weather was cool and breezy on the summit – -10° and blowing 25-35 knots.

Martha, the Prouty Mountaineering Team – and extended family – send you our total support from the summit of Mt. Moosilauke on a splendid winter’s day.

Moosilauke summit from the trail

The summit of Moosilauke

 Martha Hay

A Yellow Ribbon for Martha on Kilimanjaro

Washington

 Mt Washington from the summit, spectacular on a clear winter day

Drifted snow on the trail

Drifted snow on the Glencliff Trail

 Rick enjoys the breeze on the summit

Rick enjoys the cool air and fresh breeze

 Franconia Ridge from the summit

Franconia Ridge

 Panorama to the Northeast

Panorama to the Northeast

 Presidential Ridge, Liberty and Flume

Presidential Ridge, Liberty and Flume

 Wes on the summit

Wes enjoying the warmth of Rick’s new coat

 Squam Lake

Squam Lake – a panorama to the Southeast

 Adios from Mt Moosilauke

Adios, from Mt. Moosilauke

Wes Chapman
Written by Wes Chapman

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