Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Alton Weagle Day 

A celebration of first ascents on the Mt. Washington Auto Road!

Alton Weagle Day
Saturday May 28th at 6:00 AM


Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar … just to name a few.

This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all the unique ascents: camels, Segways and even the odd pogo sticks that have been the first up the mountain. Do you think you’re up to it?  


We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and submit your idea – you just may get invited to celebrate with us!

Send us an email with your first ascent idea to


2021 Alton Weagle Day Highlights

2021 Alton Weagle Day


Peruse the photo galleries from each year to explore the creativity of this day.


2019 Alton Weagle Day


2018 Alton Weagle Day


2017 Alton Weagle Day


2016 Alton Weagle Day


2015 Alton Weagle Day


2014 Alton Weagle Day


2013 Alton Weagle Day


2012 Alton Weagle Day


Get inspired, and join us to Weagle!
Send us an email with your first ascent idea to