New England Winter Climbs New Hampshire

New England Winter Climbing Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Day 1: At 8 am on Day 1, the group will meet at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge in North Conway for a gear check and initial training session. If you rented any gear it will be distributed during this time. After ensuring that the team has the appropriate gear for the seminar, we will head to our training venue for the day. Lessons include cramponing, steep snow climbing, roped glacier travel, and ice axe arrest. After training, the team will head back into North Conway for the evening, aiming to return around 4-5 PM.
Day 2:Day 2 will also be a training day in the field, with venue and timing subject to the lead guide's discretion. Training topics include ascending and descending fixed lines, snow anchor construction, crevasse rescue, sled rigging and use, with additional lectures on altitude illness, cold injury, glacier travel and route finding, avalanche hazard evaluation, and a West Buttress route brief.
Day 3:On Day 3, the team will begin our Mt. Washington summit attempt. We will camp overnight en route and practice snow camping skills vital to success on Denali, including snow wall and snow cave construction. This overnight also presents a key opportunity to test cold-weather gear like sleeping bags and parkas.
Day 4:Weather permitting, we will summit Mt. Washington on Day 4, our final opportunity to test expedition gear and practice snow travel skills. The team will descend the mountain and complete any remaining training modules and lectures before sharing in a wrap-up with guides.