Overview

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DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE HIKERS WILL APPLY AUTOMATICALLY IN CART. 

Mix your sense of adventure with the experience of the EMS Schools and you have the recipe for an epic adventure. Our guides have logged thousands of Mt Washington winter ascents over the years.  Each one of them knows this notoriously unpredictable mountain well and has the training and experience to lead you to the summit successfully and with an unforgettable story to tell. Over half of the 8.2 mile round trip hike is above tree line where conditions can be famously harsh. Remember Mt. Washington still holds the world record highest land wind speed at 231 mph and winter wind chills reaching -50 degrees F.

Our guides will provide all the technical gear you need to take on Mt. Washington. Mountaineering Axe, Crampons, and Boots are included with your booking. Check out our personal gear list for more details on what to bring.

The morning of the ascent, you will need to arrive on time at 7am, be dressed appropriately, and be outfitted with the required gear in your pack when you meet your guide.  Before starting out, your guide will briefly cover how to dress for extreme winter conditions, as well as how to pack and how to climb efficiently.  Along the way we will also introduce methods for identifying hazards such as frostbite, hypothermia, avalanches, and whiteouts.
 

*Open Enrollment is limited to 12 participants and locks one week prior to the trip date. If trying to book large groups or see our last minute availability please reach out to Schools@ems.com. 

Highlights

DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE HIKERS WILL APPLY AUTOMATICALLY IN CART. 

IMPORTANT:  1)Although we request that everyone should be in above average physical shape to have a better chance at reaching the summit on a favorable day, not everyone comes prepared.  We make every effort to get the group as high on the mountain as we can prior to our predetermined turnaround time.  However, because of weather conditions, time constraints, and differing physical abilities, the group you are with may have the need to turn around prior to the actual top of the mountain.  Please note that this winter group climb is reserved for those age 18 and older.  3) If there is someone in the group who may need to go down early, the whole group will need to descend.  

Location

North Conway