Here’s what you need
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
Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
Camp mess kit (bowl, mug, and utensil)
Gloves and hat
Warm clothes for evenings at camp
Comfortable camp shoes
Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 L capacity)
Money for meals on the road Saturday and Monday
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
Professional guides and instructors
Transportation from/to NYC and throughout expedition
Two nights campsite reservations
Meals for duration of trip, as noted in itinerary
Lodging in NYC
Meals on travel days
Gratuity for your guides
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.
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.
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 general store and potable water. Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads can be rented for an additional fee.
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.
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.