Northeast Mountaineering & Alpine Climbs
Our guided climbs are geared towards those who want a full on alpine experience in a short period of time. Maybe you have a week off and can fit in the entire Presidential Traverse. Maybe you want to fill a weekend with a traverse of Franconia Ridge, or just a day climb of Mt. Washington. Whatever your schedule allows, we have a climb you will be talking about well after you are safely off the mountain.
Mt. Adams is the second highest peak in New Hampshire at 5,774ft. The second highest mountain never gets the same amount of ascents as the highest, which is what makes this climb so spectacular! Mt. Adams rarely sees activity in the winter months making this trip more remote and a true wilderness experience. We will start at the Appalachia trailhead and ascend to the Madison/Adams Col. Here we will spend the night. On day two we will ascend Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison. Both peaks provide fantastic climbing above tree line and even better views of the entire Presidential range and beyond. Join us for a weekend climb and combine two Presidential peaks over 5,000ft!
Although much shorter than the Presidential Traverse, a traverse of the Franconia Ridge in the winter is a challenging undertaking. Once above tree line we will be exposed to the same weather as the Presidentials. We will start off at the Lafayette Place Trailhead where we will ascend Old Bridle Path Trail to the summit of Lafayette. We will then traverse the mile-long knife-edge ridge to the summit of Mt. Lincoln, our second peak of the climb. Little Haystack will be reached after another 3/4 mile of ridge climbing. We descend Falling Waters Trail back to the car. During this climb, we will learn crampon techniques and how to take care of ourselves in the winter. This is a great trip for those who are short on time but want a full-on winter alpine experience. Participants should be in good physical condition with prior hiking experience.
This is the big one. The highest mountain in the Northeast! Mt. Washington towers over its neighbors at an elevation of 6,288ft. It is also known for erratic weather and extremely strong winds. A climb of Mt. Washington in the winter is a serious undertaking and will incorporate all of your mountaineering knowledge. We will start out from the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center and ascend one of a few routes to the summit depending on route and snow conditions. Participants should be in good physical shape with prior hiking experience.
So you’re ready for the right of passage? If you are looking for an all-out winter mountaineering experience, look no further. The presidential traverse is over 20 miles long and crests 9 major peaks over 4,000ft and several sub-peaks. The majority of the climb is above tree line, exposing us to snow, sleet, and of course the White Mountains’ notorious winds. On a good day, the climbing can be straightforward walking, but the weather is rarely ideal in the winter. You can expect high winds, white outs, below zero temperatures, and precipitation of all kinds.
What could be better than climbing to the summit of Mt. Washington? How about being on top for the sunrise! We are excited to offer our “Summit at Sunrise” climb of Mt. Washington. We will meet at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center at midnight. After a gear check, we will head out under the moonlight for an unforgettable journey up the Lions Head Trail to the summit of Mt. Washington. Above the trees we will have an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. There are only 6 spots available for this special ascent so make sure to book early! No experience is required. All ages are welcome!
Don’t see your climb listed? Not a problem. Contact us with any idea you may have and we will do our very best to accommodate to you. No climb or course is too small!