Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $125 for a Mount Washington climb for one (a $250 value)
- $175 for a Mount Washington climb for two (a $370 value)
- $195 for a Mount Washington climb for three (a $450 value)
- $225 for a Mount Washington climb for four (a $500 value)
An expert guide leads climbers on a full-day trek up Mount Washington, known as the home of "the world's worst weather." Wind speeds up to 100 mph will challenge participants, who should be physically fit and prepared for all conditions. All necessary gear is provided for each mountaineer, including an ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons, and carabineers. Mountaineering boots aren’t included with this Groupon; students can bring their own or reserve a rental pair ($35/day) while calling to schedule their course.
North Ridge Mountain Guides
North Ridge Mountain Guides founder Jamie Leahy first fell in love with scaling peaks while tackling the heights of Mount Washington. The Professional Climbing Instructors' Association–certified guru has since defied gravity on inclines of ice and rock around the United States and in Ecuador, summiting peaks of more than 19,000 feet to touch the sky and harvest his crops of clouds by following a simple philosophy: climb hard, climb safe. This mantra guides his approach to teaching the ins and outs of belaying and rappelling and steers the expeditions he leads up the less-traveled routes of Mount Monadnock. He also shares the art of ice climbing with pupils during introductory courses that delve into subjects such as crampon placement, swinging an ice axe, and how to read the ice, which often obscures its messages in Wingdings fonts.