Three generations of Cody’s made there way to New Hampshire with a common goal, to meet up on the summit of Mt Washington. Of course there were various obstacles upon the way. For one the NH weather has not been kind – Tuesdays tropical rains kept us off the mountain and yesterday we forced our way to the summit in the continued wind driven rains and 45 degree temperatures. Our mission was accomplished Pop Pop (92 years of age) and son Russ cogged their way to the top to join climbers Steve, Chris and I on the summit of the mountain. The Generation Climb was a success to all.
When Pop Pop puts his mind to something he stays on the task and with this climb his motto was Veni, Vidi, Vici!
Julius Caeser said this when discribed how/what he did on his campaign. (veni (I came), vidi (I saw), vici (I conquered)
Three generations – The Cody family.
The Cman – a fine inn for the team.
Tuesday rain kept us inside. The Evolution Rock Gym is a fantastic indoor climbing facility in Concord NH.
Steve cruising the moves on plastic holds.
Energetic Chris fires his way to the top.
We all enjoyed the bouldering walls. Our session here put on a fierce fore arm pump.
Cog traffic controller – this gent greeted us and help us find our way.
Pools along the Ammo Trail – this one is aptly Gem Pool.
Climbing the Ammo trail in the mist. Our ascent was a quick 3 hours – nice work guys.
Hot drinks and lunch on the top of the world.
Steve, Chris, Pop Pop, and Russ inside the Mt Washington OBS summit building.
Quote from Steve below.
Mission accomplished! Despite temps of 35-40, pouring rain and winds of 30 mph, Chris and I successfully summited Mt. Washington for the 10th time. And, this time we were joined by my dad and brother Russ. Conditions were too brutal to snap a pic outside with our elders, though, so here’s one of Chris and me.
Steve made a smart mountain decision – due to the wild weather and wet slippery rocks we saved our body and knees on the descent. Here we are joining the masses for a luxurious ride down the mountain on the Cog Railway.
This was a very special trip for me to guide. Much thanks to Steve for putting this all together, To Chris, Pop Pop, and Russ for joining Mooney Mountain Guides on this fantastic mountain adventure.