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 Three Options
- $179 for a private climb up Mount Washington for two (a $150 value) with two rental packages (a $109 value/person; a $518 total value)
- $259 for a private climb up Mount Washington for four (a $480 value) with four rental packages (a $916 total value)
- $339 for a private climb up Mount Washington for eight (a $1,440 value) with eight rental packages (a $2,312 total value)
Seasoned climbers lead private groups during a daylong excursion up the 6,288-foot mountain. Everyone meets at the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center at 7 a.m. before ascending along the chosen route, which depends on the weather forecast, and climbers typically return around 4 p.m. Northeast Mountaineering advises that participants should be in good physical shape with prior hiking experience and provides rental packages, which include a harness, gaiters, helmet, crampons, and an ice axe.
It seemed inevitable that the owners would found Northeast Mountaineering, as both grew up in central Massachusetts and both have ascended an array of local and faraway mountains, including Mt. McKinley. With another experienced climber in tow, Northeast Mountaineering's trio of climbers share their passion for the outdoors with pupils during climbs up Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, or custom trails forged by their pet mountain goats. They also orchestrate trips to Ecuador to climb the second-highest mountain in the country, the 19,347-foot Mt. Cotopaxi. As certified Wilderness First Responders, each guide is dedicated to safe climbing techniques, which they instill in students during courses that are tailored to all skill levels.