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 this Groupon.
$45 for $90 Toward Rock Climbing Outings
Led by a certified guide, climbers traverse canyons, cliffs, and other rocky routes at Acadia National Park or Clifton on a half-day climbing trip with two students to an instructor ($90/person), a full-day private climb ($250), or a two-day top rope course for four ($190/person). See the full list of courses.
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.