The summit conditions on Mt. Washington have improved quite a bit this week, and hopefully it holds until next weekend. Right now is 11°F with 37.1mph winds and a wind chill of -12.8°F, and it’s been right around that all week. Much more my livable than the near-Everest conditions last week!
As I am now beardless and without that extra layer of insulation, the warmer temperatures is all the more welcome. Mind you, I hadn’t intended to be beardless just yet, I was going to keep it until after I got back. But a small mishap when trimming it last night meant it had to go. Doh!