New England Winter Climbing with International Mountain Guides
The White Mountains of New Hampshire are the birthplace of mountaineering and ice climbing in the United States. It is no wonder that so many great alpinists got their start here! The steep terrain, abundant snowfall, and cold temperatures during the winter all combine to create a perfect environment in which climbers of all ability levels can train and test their skills. For the more seasoned climber, "the Whites" are a great place to train in preparation for the great ranges of the world.
Some of the classic routes in America can be found here, just outside the mountain town of North Conway, New Hampshire. It's a small friendly town that has become known as a gateway to world class ice climbing.
Our programs begin at the Nereledge Inn within walking distance of North Conway's multitude of restaurants and amenities. This quaint and comfortable mountain inn creates a home-away-from-home experience with traditional New England hospitality. It is the perfect spot from which to plan and prepare for excursions into the hills and then retire for a nightcap after a day on the ice.
For those looking to develop their skills in cold weather mountaineering, our programs are an excellent choice. Climbing in the Whites will help prepare climbers for future mountaineering ascents from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Everest. Imagine a winter hiking ascent of Mt. Washington, training with our guide in one of the coldest and windiest locations in the world! There is no better training than this.
We offer both beginner and expert ice climbers alike a multitude of routes on which to appropriately learn and refine their skills. Imagine training in the balance and technique necessary for climbing steep water ice on the beautiful and easily accessible water ice flows of Frankenstein Cliffs in Crawford Notch State Park with Mt. Washington looming overhead in the distance. It doesn't get any better than this!
By using a small instructor/student ratio, the focus of our programs is on improving individual climbing skills. Our participants are encouraged to progress at their own pace and comfort level.
We hope you'll join us in New Hampshire this winter and sink your tools into some of the classic climbs to be found here. No previous ice climbing or mountaineering experience is required. Sign up for a two-day, three-day, or five-day course, and come have a great time with us!