Support Science – Donate to My 19-July-2014 Hike Up Mt. Washington!

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On Saturday, 19-July-2014, I’ll be hiking up to the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Mt. Washington is famous for its terrible weather, extraordinarily high winds on bad days, and arctic-like conditions in winter. Everest hopefuls train on Mt. Washington.

Mt. Washington is also home to a number of weather-related scientific endeavors that you can explore here. The Mount Washington Observatory is manned year-round taking measurements and making climate observations of value to the scientific community at large. To help fund these efforts, I signed up as an individual hiker for the 14th annual “Seek the Peak” fundraiser. I hike. You donate. The Observatory wins. Science is better off. It’s a really simple equation.

Historically, I’m not much for asking for donations, but I thought I’d try my hand at raising a few dollars for the Observatory. It’s a worthy cause, fellow geeks — it’s for science!!

Click here to donate, and TIA!

The view from Lakes of the Clouds hut up to the summit of Mt. Washington. I took this from my seat at the hut breakfast table in June 2014, about 2/3rds of the way through a 9 day adventure in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
The view from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Lakes of the Clouds hut up to the summit of Mt. Washington. I took this from my seat at the hut breakfast table in June 2014, about 2/3rds of the way through a 9 day hiking adventure in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
By Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.

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