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The Winter White Mountain 4,000 Footers

The Winter White Mountain 4000 footers are a lot tougher to climb than the White Mountain 4000 footers in any season. All of the hikes on this list must be started and completed within in Winter. About 500 people have completed this list in comparison to the 10,000+ hikers who have finished the all season 4,000 footers.

MountainHeightDate
Washington62881/8/2011
Adams57743/9/2013
Jefferson57123/9/2013
Monroe53843/20/2011
Madison53673/9/2013
Lafayette52602/18/2012
Lincoln50892/18/2012
South Twin49023/14/2009
Carter Dome48323/17/2012
Moosilauke48021/2/2012
Eisenhower47803/10/2013
North Twin47613/14/2009
Carrigan47003/2/2013
Bond46981/16/2014
Middle Carter46101/28/2012
West Bond45401/16/2014
Garfield45002/2/2013
Liberty44591/2/2011
South Carter44301/28/2012
Wildcat44222/28/2014
Hancock44202/12/2012
South Kinsman43581/12/2013
Field43402/13/2013
Osceola43402/23/2013
Flume43281/24/2010
South Hancock43191/30/2010
Pierce (Clinton)43102/28/2011
North Kinsman42931/12/2013
Willey42852/13/2013
Bondcliff42651/16/2014
Zealand42603/13/2009
North Tripyramid41803/6/2010
Cabot41703/17/2013
East Osceola41563/6/2011
Middle Tripyramid41402/1/2014
Cannon41002/19/2012
Hale405412/22/2011
Jackson405212/28/2011
Tom40511/5/2014
Wildcat D40502/28/2014
Moriah40493/18/2013
Passaconaway40432/2/2014
Owl's Head402512/29/2012
Galehead402412/28/2013
Whiteface40202/2/2014
Waumbek40062/5/2012
Isolation40043/16/2013
Tecumseh40032/20/2010

12 comments

  1. It took me several years to accomplish this feat in spring, summer, and fall–never mind in winter! But you can do it. Good luck and make sure to hydrate.

  2. I completed the 4000 footers in 1996 and the Appalachian Trail last September. The hardest attempt for the 4000 footer goal was an attempt on the Bonds in March 1996. We never made it, ending up bivouacking near Guyot Shelter and West Bond. Very isolated and the snow was incredibly deep. Our itinerary took us in via Zealand Shelter and over Zealand Mt up Guyot Mt and then toward the Bonds. Eventually I got the job done inJuly of the same year.

    • That’s how I am going to attemp it. Sounds formidable. I will bring a big group for trail breaking if I can find that many people with winter overnight experience.

  3. Me too ! But I am combining it with the added rule of each peak will be part of a backpacking trip (wonder where I got that idea?)

    Ideally I see a progression culminating in a winter Pressi traverse or winter Pemi loop a few years from now.

    I also want to set it up so that I get the AMC 48 & AMC W48 during the same trip.

    Looking forward to your trip reports. Good luck and enjoy the journey.

  4. Tommy – that is a difficult goal! But you and me, we just chip away at them and get them done. I want to hear about some of your trips!

  5. Eric – that sounds like a hell of a trip. Sometimes you have to back off when the weather is terrible. It makes the eventual conquest that much sweeter.

  6. I just love goals like this. It is hard for me to understand living on the west coast. I live at 4,500 feet and it is not even close to being at a high elevation in California. I am hoping to finish climbing all the 14ers in my state this summer. Can't imagine climbing in the winter. Good luck to you.

  7. I was at EMS today picking up some insulated winter carriers for my naglene bottles, etc. While there, a young woman employee was telling me about about her recent trip up the notorious Hell Brook trail to Mt. Mansfield this past weekend. There she encountered snow drifts up to her chest and had decided against bringing along her snowshoes. In awe, I commented about how much more physical hiking in the winter is versus the summer. Her response was right on target and something to the effect of "When you're up to your chest in snow and pushing yourself hard to keep moving on, It's much more mental too."

  8. Mike – it certainly is! Hiking is very mental to begin with, but winter adds an entirely new dimension, especially the tradeoff between personal safety and ambition.