- $104 for a full-day ice-climbing adventure for one ($225 value)
Experienced climbing instructors lead groups of up to 10 to vertical ice formations, where they’ll learn basic techniques for top-rope ice climbing. Climbs range in height from 20 to 80 feet, and all participants will get to practice climbing and belaying. Trips depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.
Vertical World Adventures
Michael Donofrio, the founder and lead guide of Vertical World Adventures, maneuvers his limbs up vertical surfaces of all shapes and sizes. Since 1996, he has guided thousands of people on ice, rock, and mountaineering trips to destinations as close as Crow Hill in Leominster State Forest and as remote as the far-flung mountains of the American West. No matter the theme or location of the exhibition, Michael and his team of seasoned guides have successfully guided outdoor adventure trips for people of all ages and experience levels.
In addition to plotting trips and staying safe, guides also make sure that their charges have the skills to surmount even the craggiest cliffs through a full slate of climbing classes. Scaled for all experience levels, classes focus on overcoming challenges and improving communication skills. Popular courses include Basic Mountaineering, Learn to Ice Climb Locally, and Self-Rescue Skills, which imparts techniques for escaping the belay and using prusiks to ascend the rope.