The past two weeks have featured some bitter face-burning winds, Arctic temperatures, and a full dose of extreme winter weather.
And when I think of extreme winter weather, the observatory atop 6,288-foot Mount Washington in New Hampshire usually jumps to mind. Few places on Earth can rival it for atmospheric intensity and the fury of raw and blasting winds.
So I dug into the multitude of videos featuring people taking on the extreme summit winds on Mount Washington, usually on the observatory’s broad and flat deck, and usually in conditions where winds were gusting above 100 mph. Here are some of my favorites.
Don’t park with the back of the vehicle facing the wind. This might happen.
How to fly backwards.
Some viewer-shot footage of the classic film that used to play non-stop in the summit observatory.
The latest extreme winter sport?
Footage from earlier this month, March 10, 2017
Who needs a slope to go sledding?