Washington Winter WindsWMTW.com: When most people go on vacation it’s to a warmer climate, but some people from all across the country are choosing to vacation in some of the world’s worst weather.

The Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit and is funded by its members. Each member has the opportunity to live on the summit for a week at a time, volunteering their time to cook for the crew and summit guests.

The volunteers come from across the country. Every Wednesday they hand over duties to the next volunteer.

Read about volunteers who vacation atop Mount Washington.