New England Winter Climbing New Hampshire

New England Winter Climbing Frequently Asked Questions

This information should answer many of your initial questions and also guide you through the next stages of preparing for the expedition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

How do I get there?

North Conway is accessible from several airports, the closest being Portland, Maine and Boston, MA. We send out a team roster a couple of weeks in advance and encourage teaming-up to share a rental car or local transportation.

International Mountain Guides has worked for many years with the staff at CTT Destinations to provide professional travel service for participants in our programs. For help with your plans, we urge you to contact Pirjo at CTT Destinations: 800-909-6647 or

Where Do I Stay?

Participants are encouraged to stay at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge. This classic B & B, built in the 1800's, is located away from the busy roads and traffic noise, yet just a few minutes to North Conway Village's numerous restaurants and shops. Upon registration for an IMG program, we will send you a code good for a 10% discount when booking online. The team will use the lodge as a meeting/gathering place.

Please note: Lodging IS NOT included in the cost of the program. Team members are encouraged to share rooms.

Who will be guiding the climb?

Heading up our New England Winter Programs is veteran IMG guide Craig John. Craig has guided around the world for IMG since 1987. Craig's summits include Everest, Cho Oyu, Denali, Aconcagua and many, many more. Craig makes his home in New England where he has guided in the winters for many years now.

Craig is assisted by several other IMG Lead guides who spend each winter in North Conway.

What kind of insurance do I need?

IMG requires that all* trip participants purchase Travel Insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation and medical expenses for the duration of their IMG program. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended. Trekking and mountaineering programs are true "adventure travel."

*The insurance requirement does not apply to IMG customers on programs within the contiguous USA (excluding Alaska) but is strongly encouraged.

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