What You'll Get
Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a one-day rock-climbing course for kids ages 8–13 on Mount Erie from Peregrine Expeditions (a $130 value). Courses begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. at Lake Erie Grocery & Trailer in Anacortes. Parents also have the option of dropping off and picking up kids at Backcountry Essentials in Bellingham at 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively. Courses will be held on the following dates:
- July 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30
- August 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31
- September 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10
Peregrine Expeditions corrals a cadre of experienced guides to educate and connect humanity with nature through exploration and climbing. In an all-day rock-climbing course, up to 10 crag-crawling cherubs ages 8–13 gain basic know-how on moving around the rock, climbing gear, knots, and safety as they scale Mount Erie's beginner-ready rock face, assisted by safety-focused staff and supportive pet rocks. Amidst breathtaking views of placid Puget Sound and the Cascades' majestic mountain peaks and the intoxicating scent of cirrus clouds, students will grasp the fundamentals of rappelling and belaying down rock walls while bolstering buoyancy, dexterity, and esteem for the environment. Inspired by the once-endangered peregrine falcon, and in an effort to experience and preserve the natural environment, Peregrine Expeditions donates 1% of all profits to efforts to sustain the endangered species indigenous to the Mount Erie area.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be between ages 8-13. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Peregrine Expeditions
The veteran athletes at Peregrine Expeditions nurture their already intimate relationships with Mother Nature during skiing and climbing excursions into the icy peaks of Mount Baker or jagged rock faces of Mount Erie. Backcountry skiing courses hone snow-skimming techniques, and intense skiing tours toe the border between the United States and Canada on two-day treks that embark each morning from a hut at base camp. Adrenaline junkies foray into Forbidden Peak for two or three days, conquering the ins and outs of navigating ice, performing mountaintop rescues, and backpacking in challenging conditions. Kid-specific expeditions tone tiny muscles and teach bird calls used to ask eagles the way to the nearest latrine as youngsters grouped by age engage in courses that span one to five days.