Back in 1985 someone had the good idea to go to the top of Mount Washington to do a story… in January! The day we went had every type of bad weather imaginable. It was at times very scary.
We had overcast, undercast and zero visibility in freezing fog! The temperature was around zero with the wind gusting over 100 mph.
One of the chores I was invited to perform was clear the rime ice from the instrument tower. If the ice isn’t cleared the instruments might freeze and seize! That would make them useless.
I suspect this photo was taken by my friend (then our assistant news director) Wendie Feinberg. Our videographer at the summit was Tom Racette. He had the toughest time because the heavy camera with separate tape deck acted like a sail in that wind!
A day like this isn’t soon forgotten.