Stay Found with Compass & Map
Having a map and compass constitutes one the “Ten Essentials” as recommended by numerous recognized outdoors organizations. As such, if you play in the wild, you may indeed carry these tools. But do you know how to use them? There is so much more to be gained than just finding your cardinal points. Learn how to plot a course and confidently follow it. Be a master of the wilderness by knowing where you are and where you’re going. After all, if you know these two things, you’re not lost!
Length: 8 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:4
When: May - November
Type: Mountain Education
1 person: $170 per person
2 people: $150 per person
3 people: $135 per person
4 people: $125 per person
5+people: Call for rates
Most of the required equipment [listed below] - including Avalanche Transceiver, probe and shovel - is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.
7 DAYS PER WEEK
We climb 7 days per week in season.
Add A Second Day Summit
Having a map and compass constitutes one the “Ten Essentials” as recommended by numerous recognized outdoors organizations. As such, if you play in the wild, you may indeed carry these tools. But do you know how to use them? One day one, become a master of the wilderness by knowing where you are and where you’re going. On day two, utilize the navigation skills that you learned on day one to bushwhack to the summit of a TBD mountain in the White Mountain National Forest on day two.
1 person: $350 per person
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $225 per person
4 people: $275 per person
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NutritionYour “lunches” are taken in the field throughout the day during short 10 to 15 minute breaks. We suggest crackers, pizza, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, Gu, energy bars, and hard candies. Drink mixes such as Gatorade and Kool-Aid help flavor your water. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, or pepperoni for additional calories and taste. If you enjoy bread items, bagels work well. Include some salty snacks to replenish lost salts.
HydrationTo help prevent cramping and heat related injuries, you will need at least 2 liters of water per day. Water is preferred, but other liquids such as gatorade help replace electrolytes and work well, too!
Don’t go over the topWhen planning, don’t bring any items that require extensive preparation or cooking. We are able to provide you with boiling water on overnight adventures, but do not have the ability to actually cook food items.
For your convenience, we have the mandatory gear available for rent! We also have a small selection of clothing available for rent if you are missing anything listed above. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a welcome packet via email with a gear rental form that you will complete and return to reserve the gear you need for you adventure!
In the MORNING you will want to have a pencil with eraser, calculator or solid math skills, and a notebook if you want to take notes (recommended). You may also bring a proper hiking/orienteering *compass, a clear plastic ruler, and a proper White Mountains *map… if you posses these items.
At LUNCH, you will have an opportunity to re-visit your vehicle for exchanging gear and such.
In the AFTERNOON dress in weather- and hiking-appropriate attire, but as a minimum you will likely want a long sleeve shirt, long pants, hiking boots (sharp branches and ankle hazards exist in the woods we will be walking in), safety *glasses (goggles not recommended due to fogging potential), bug spray, water (1 qt. min), a small backpack to put it all in.
If you’re taking our two-day course, please refer to our AFTERNOON gear information, then add a lunch, water (another qt. at least), sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra layer of warm clothing, and some form of rain protection. (The mountains sometimes make their own weather, and it’s almost always colder, windier, and rainier. Be prepared.) If doing a trail hike, you may want also to bring trekking *poles, and if it’s really nice and warm, you will probably be able to get away with short sleeve shirt, maybe shorts, and perhaps trail runners instead of boots.
*We can supply these items for the length of the course. We have a full fleet of rental gear. If you need any of the required items just let us know!
GENERAL POLICIESNEMs Adventure plans and itineraries are subject to change or adjustment based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.
We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).
NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.