History of New England Ice Climbing

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Ever wonder what the early pioneers of New England ice climbing used for tools and techniques? Travel back in time to the 1960s, 70s and 80s to try out old school ice tools, ice protection and techniques with ice climbing historian and guidebook author Todd Swain. This is a unique opportunity—don’t miss out!

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Ice Climbing 101

For those who have never tied into a climbing rope before, and would love to try ice climbing. You’ll learn the safety basics of the climbing system, how to belay, how to walk and climb in crampons, how to select and use an ice axe and how to move on vertical ice.

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One Day Ascent of Mount Washington

Mt. Washington. The highest peak in the northeast, and a “small” mountain by elevation standards, it lies at the intersection of three major storm tracks and is known as the home of the “world’s worst weather.” Mt. Washington prominence, geography, and notorious winds make it a very challenging winter ascent. Our guides will lead you…

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Women’s Ice Climbing

(Beginner to Advanced) For all day smiles, laughs, and some amazing female camaraderie. Whether you’re looking to give ice climbing a go, or refine your swing and stance, our badass guest guides will show you how to get after it with finesse.

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