Mountaineering Course (Three Day Course)
This course covers provides a great introduction to the world of mountaineering. Topics covered are use of the ice axe and crampons in progressive stages, from step cutting to more advanced methods, including French, International, and front pointing techniques, self arrest, snow and ice anchors, natural protection, rope management, rappelling and glissading techniques, short roping, weather, route planning, time management, route finding and descents. Skills will be applied on long climbs in a mountain setting. The focus is on safety and moving efficiency in the mountain environment.
Mt Washington Ascent (One Day )
This demanding climb to the 6288' summit of Mount Washington, New England's highest mountain, ascends via the Lions Head winter trail, largely above tree line where conditions can be very severe. Arctic temperatures, high winds, and deep snow make this peak an ideal training ground for those looking for a challenging winter mountaineering experience.
Learn the mountaineering skills required for winter hiking, including the use of crampons and ice axe, and self arresting techniques. A winter ascent of Washington is always a memorable, and learning experience. This rewarding climb is offered daily throughout the winter season. No previous mountaineering is necessary, but you should be physically fit. Crampons, ice axe and double boots are available.
Guided Winter Hikes ( One Day )
Learn valuable winter skills. Ascents options include, Mt. Chocorua with its spectacular views, Mt. Lafayette in Franconia Notch, and the beautiful Mt. Adams in the Northern Presidential Range. Crampons, ice axe and double boots provided.
Crevass Rescue Course ( One Day )
Learn the principals and procedures for safe glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques including anchors, ascending systems and hauling systems. Very useful for anyone planning a trip to a glacier.