Mount Washington Summit WeekendClimb the highest peak in the northeast

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
3 Days
3 Days
Intensity
7/10
10.9 miles
18+
$495
$545 non-peak member
About the trip

Climb the legendary and rugged peak

At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the tallest mountain in the Northeastern United States and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. The peak is known for its erratic and extreme weather - holding the record for the highest wind speed ever observed by a human (231 mph). While thousands of visitors attempt to summit Mount Washington yearly, its extreme conditions, demanding trails, and unpredictable nature make it a great challenge for hikers and a true accomplishment for those who can make it. Our long weekend will include a hike to the peak via the Tuckerman Ravine trail - the most scenic and direct route to the top.

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Level 7/10
The North Face2101 Broadway
3 Days

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Itinerary

Drive to New Hampshire, Afternoon Hike

You'll meet your guide bright and early to start your scenic drive to New Hampshire. With a quick stop for lunch along the way, you'll arrive to your campsite in the mid afternoon. Stretch your legs with a short hike to take in some beautiful views of the rugged Presidential Range. This evening, you'll enjoy a hearty dinner and head to bed early to rest for tomorrow's adventure. (Meals: D)

Hiking Distance: Up to 3 milesHiking Time: 2 hours

Summit Mount Washington

After an early breakfast, you'll pack up and head to the trailhead, a short drive away. Today is the day that you'll attempt to summit the northeast's highest peak. There will be plenty to see along the way and, should the mountain grant you a clear view, you can see for miles once you reach the rocky cone above treeline. Hold onto your gear once you reach the top of Washington - this mountain is known for its wind speeds, which once reached a whopping 231 miles per hour. You can seek refuge at the summit facility and enjoy either your packed lunch or a hot, purchased meal from the dining hall before descending down to camp for a dinner and celebration. (Meals: B, L, D)
Hiking Distance: 7.9 milesHiking Time: 8 hours Elevation Gain: 1800 feet

Return to NYC

This morning, you'll be able to sleep in a bit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. After packing up camp, you'll begin your trip back to New York. The group will make a stop for lunch on the way home and you should expect to be back in NYC by 8:00 PM.
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear

Tent (can be rented for additional fee)
Sleeping bag, rated 20 degrees or lower (can be rented for additional fee)
Sleeping pad (can be rented for additional fee)
Headlamp or flashlight
Day pack
Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
Camp mess kit (bowl, mug, and utensil)
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Gloves and hat
Warm clothes for evenings at camp
Comfortable camp shoes
Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 L capacity)
Toiletries
Money for meals on the road Saturday and Monday

Recommended Gear

Trekking poles
Bug Spray
Additional snacks
Camera

Wear

Comfortable, athletic clothing
Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks
Layers are recommended to account for changing conditions
Fleece or heavy mid-layer
Waterproof, windproof shell jacket
Hat
Sunglasses

Trip Package

Included

Professional guides and instructors
Transportation from/to NYC and throughout expedition
Two nights campsite reservations
Meals for duration of trip, as noted in itinerary

Not included

Airfare
Lodging in NYC
Meals on travel days
Incidentals
Gratuity for your guides

Flights

Please plan to arrive in NYC in the day prior to our departure. Flights out of NYC should depart no earlier than 10:00 pm. If you are flying and would like to drive to meet us at camp, flights to Boston may be more convenient.

Weather

By the numbers, 40s and 50s is the norm, but you should expect conditions to be anywhere within 20 degrees of that range. Mount Washington sits at the epicenter of multiple weather patterns and the surrounding valleys focus the entire region on this single summit. Weather is unpredictable.

Lodging

You'll be spending both nights at a group campground with access to the van. Your DO guides will help you with tent set up and will be cooking all meals at the campsite. The campground has a full service bathhouse with showers, general store, and potable water. Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads can be rented for an additional fee.

Training

This is a strenuous, rough trail with a great deal of elevation gain. Give yourself adequate time to prepare, particularly if hiking in steep terrain is new to you. Personalized training recommendations are available for registrants.

Recommended for...

This trip is ideal for hikers with experience looking for a challenge, and very fit individuals. Functioning as a team, it is imperative that everyone is prepared. If this sounds daunting to you, and you have a few months, we take great joy in working with hikers to prepare themselves to safely enjoy this iconic challenge.

Dates and Prices

The right trip,
at the right time.

Start
Finish
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Saturday
Aug 31, 2019
Sunday
Sep 2, 2018
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$495
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