Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with today’s Groupon to Acadia Mountain Guides in Bar Harbor. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a guided Mount Washington winter ascent (a $150 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, January 7
Saturday, February 4
- For $75, you get an ice-climbing experience at Sunday River (a $150 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Sunday, January 8
- Sunday, February 5<p>
The experienced climbers of Acadia Mountain Guides usher first-time and experienced explorers up majestic rock faces and snow-covered cliffs during cold-weather excursions. Decked in temperature-appropriate attire, hikers can take an 8- to 10-hour route up Mount Washington that starts at Pinkham Notch and heads through chilled winds and snow banks along Tucker Ravine. Climbing groups steer towards the 6,288-foot summit through either the steep, wooded ridge on Lion’s Head or easier snow gullies and escalators in the ravine, depending on the weather and the group’s experience. At Sunday River, alpinists can learn how to scale frozen ice walls and why not to lick flagpoles in a seven-hour introductory ice climbing experience. Veteran instructors share pivotal climbing skills that help students understand how to interact with different strengths and textures of ice.
Director Jon Tierney leads Acadia Mountain Guides’ faculty of experienced guides accredited by the American Mountain Guide Association and the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. When not leading ventures up steep mountainsides, Acadia Mountain Guides have applied their climbing skills on film sets to set up safety rigging for Shutter Island and touch up King Kong’s makeup.
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
High above the Atlantic’s lapping waves, helmeted figures scale vertical rock walls. Undaunted, they surmount challenging obstacles and overhangs, building anchors and belaying while learning technical skills from a beginning level. They feel safe with the knowledge that they’re being overseen by American Mountain Guide Association or Professional Climbing Instructors Association-certified climbing instructors. Director Jon Tierney––who also boasts an international guiding license from the IFMGA––leads Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School’s faculty of certified and experienced guides as they usher first-time and experienced explorers up majestic rock faces, snow-covered cliffs, and frozen waterfalls. Company guides have showcased their comfort in varied terrain as well, having applied their climbing skills on film sets to set up safety rigging for Shutter Island.
Guides provide mentorship during multi-day mountaineering trips to distant mountains, and lead day trips to share pivotal climbing skills that help students scale a range of icy and rocky conditions. In an array of advanced or basic classes, they instruct pupils on principles of anchoring, top roping, belaying, and sport or lead climbing.
228 Main St.
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609