North Ridge Mountain Guides

North Conway, NH

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Expert climber teaches beginners fundamental skills such as swinging an ice axe, selecting proper crampon placements, and assessing the ice

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Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Merchant's standard 7-day cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be 14 years old or older with parent or guardian signature. Mountaineering boots not included, available for rental. Customers may bring own mountaineering boots. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

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Groups will meet at North Ridge Mountain Guides’ main office, at the basecamp in Twin Mountain. From there, an expert instructor will guide beginning climbers through the basics of ice climbing, including how to judge the safety of the ice, choosing optimal crampon placements, and swinging an ice axe in a way that is both effective and reminiscent of Paul Bunyan. All technical gear is provided, though climbers are advised to bring their own boots or rent them for an additional cost.

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 Instructor 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.

Customer Reviews

Loved it! Definitely will go again!
Lindsay T. · February 22, 2016
Make sure to eat before you go and bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch for the hike! It was an awesomely fun day!
Sarah G. · July 13, 2014
It was great
Matt P. · July 3, 2014
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    North Conway, NH

    361 Route 16

    Gorham, NH 03581

    +19789442885

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