Worst Retirement Ever - Mt. Washington Hillclimb
Phil Gaimon takes on one of the toughest climbs in north eastern USA
Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the north eastern U.S and is known to be one of the toughest hill climbs in the world. It’s not the longest, but is one of the steepest – an intense effort is required just to keep moving.
Mt. Washington is the U.S’s equivalent of the legendary Italian climb of the Passo di Mortirolo, one of toughest and most feared climbs in the world, regularly used in the Giro d’Italia that brings a lump in throat to the most seasoned professional riders.
At 7.6 miles in length, it has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is 22%.