2016 Washburn Challenge 

Save-The-Date for the 2018 Washburn Challenge: Sunday, July 8, 2018

On Sunday, July 9, the Museum of Science hosted its eleventh annual Washburn Challenge event. This year's event involved the largest group of hikers in event history! In total, there were 31 people moving about the mountain: 25 hikers and six guides (11 Double Climbers/Guides and 20 Single Climbers/Guides) who were joined throughout the day by our "mountain goat" of a photographer. The entire group was flawlessly supported by our Summit and Net Control Operations teams, our HAM Radio Operators/Spotters stationed at Lakes of the Clouds and Hermit Lake Shelter, and our brilliant volunteer staff at the Lodge.

Accomodations for the climbers and volunteers were at Carlson's Lodge in Twin Mountain, NH and the AMC Highland Center in Crawfold Notch. Guests were treated to a family-style dinner at the Highland Center in the Bradford and Barbara Washburn Room on Saturday evening before the hike, and celebrated the end of their hiking day on Sunday with dinner at the luxurious Omni Mount Washington Hotel.

All Washburn Challenge climbers raise funds for the Museum of Science's Annual Giving program, providing education opportunities and enhancement necessary to operate the Museum on a daily basis.

For more information about the event please contact challenge@mos.org or 617-589-0204.


The Museum of Science gratefully acknowledges our 2017 Silver Level Sponsor:

US Trust


The Museum of Science gratefully acknowledges our 2017 in-kind sponsors:

Bagels Plus

Big Dave's Bagels and Deli

Blaze Pizza

Dick's Sporting Goods

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Lowe's Home Improvement

Omni Mount Washington Hotel

Polar Seltzer

Stonyfield Farm

Trader Joe's

Tuckerman Brewing Company

Vintage Baking


Whole Foods


The Museum of Science offers special thanks to Carlson's Lodge, the official accommodations of the Washburn Challenge.

Carlson's Lodge