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 Between Two Options
- $99 for a hiking expedition for two (a $200 value)
- $175 for a hiking expedition for four (a $400 value)
An expert instructor guides climbers on a Mt. Monadnock hiking expedition, imparting the basics of selecting the proper gear, navigation techniques, and how to prepare for unexpected double rainbows. Ideal for both new and experienced hikers, groups will attempt to conquer the mountain, snacking on hot apple cider and cookies upon reaching the summit. Climbers should wear basic outdoor clothing and a backpack, and bring along 2 liters of water each. Expeditions will depart rain or shine, and trekking poles are available for rent ($5/day; not included with this Groupon).
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.