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    Intro to Mountaineering

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    If you're a fan of the outdoors, then this mountaineering trip to climb Twin Mountain is right up your alley! You'll start at the base camp on Twin Mountain and drive to a climbing area, where you'll have a short hike in. Once you find a snowy hill, you'll begin your climbing lessons. Learn crampon and self arrest techniques through hands-on experience. Your qualified instructors will make sure that you know about avalanche safety, crampon techniques, rope travel, and the fundamentals of self arrest. If conditions permit, you'll even have a chance to do some glissading before leaving! So get ready to conquer the great outdoors!
    Intro to Mountaineering

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Practice the basics of mountaineering while climbing Twin Mountain
    • Enjoy views of beautiful Crawford Notch as you climb up a snowy hill
    • Execute crampon and self arrest techniques under the guidance of a certified instructor
    • Learn about avalanche safety and rope travel
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    Alpine Gullies Ice Climbing

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    There is a monster hiding in the New Hampshire mountains -- the Frankenstein Cliff -- and it will push you to your ice climbing limit! Frankenstein Cliff is just one of the treks from which you can choose. You'll also have the options of Mt. Webster, Mt. Willard, Willey’s Slide and others to create your own adventure and design the trek that fits your skills. But note that the Alpine gullies are a challenge, so it is preferred that you have prior experience. You'll build your survival skills, as well as your ice and mountain climbing chops. Through hands-on experience, your instructors will give you tips on footwork and ice-reading in order to help you avoid dangerous situations. But once you've conquered the Gullies, you'll feel on top of the world!
    Alpine Gullies Ice Climbing

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Choose your own trek to conquer in the challenging Alpine Gullies
    • Test your previous ice mountain experience in a new area with the help of experienced instructors
    • Practice the footwork and tool usage of your ice climbing and mountaineering skills
    • Feel the adrenaline rush of victory once you've conquered one of these New Hampshire mountains
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    Intro to Ice Climbing

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    If the Day After Tomorrow really does come true and the world freezes over, you're going to want to know how to climb ice. This class will teach you how to use crampons and ice tools, such as an axe, to survive. Experienced guides will show you the proper footwork and the proper way to read the ice so you can avoid dangerous situations. Practice through hands-on experience to get you comfortable with the basic skills and techniques of ice climbing. And in the case that there needs to be an Ice Age 4, you'll be prepared.
    Intro to Ice Climbing

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Learn the basic techniques of ice climbing from an experienced ice climbing instructor
    • Develop your crampon and ice tool techniques to help you to climb ice safely
    • Practice your footwork and your ability to read the ice to avoid dangerous situations
    • Try your hand at ice climbing once you're comfortable with the basics
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    Hike Mount Washington

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    Are you looking for a real mountain climbing challenge? Mt. Washington is known as "Home of the World's Worst Weather," and for good reason. It's common for winter wind speeds to hit 100+ mph! During this hike, you'll start by climbing up the Tuckerman Ravine trail, during which you'll get your hearts pumping before the real workout begins. Once you get to a .5 mile section of steep terrain, that's when you'll break out the ice axes and crampons to put your skills to the test. The reward will be great, however! At the top of the terrain you'll get amazing views of the White Mountains and the iconic Tuckerman Ravine. Don't forget your camera for a moment like this! Then your final push will be to the top of New England, the 6,288-foot Mt. Washington summit. Successful climbers will get a photo opportunity at the top -- proof that you've conquered the home of the world's worst weather!
    Hike Mount Washington

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Climb the challenging Mount Washington, which is known for its dangerously bad weather
    • Develop your crampon and ice axe techniques as you climb
    • Enjoy incredible views of the White Mountains and Tuckerman Ravine
    • Feel the victory of conquering the home of the world's worst weather
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    Presidential Traverse Mountaineering

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    If you are looking for a true challenge, then consider the Presidential Traverse trek. This mountain climbing experience is not meant for naïve beginners, for here, you'll get some of the best training for the higher peaks. You will spend 3 days in the mountains as you attempt to reach the top of the mountain. Don't expect fancy cabins during this trek; instead, you will spend 2 nights sleeping in a tent. The Presidential Traverse is known for its difficulty, so you should be prepared for a challenging climb. Although breakfast and dinner are provided, you still have to bring lunch and snacks.
    Presidential Traverse Mountaineering

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Spend 3 days on this challenging Presidential Traverse hike
    • Practice your mountain climbing skills as you trek towards the peak
    • Enjoy complimentary breakfast and dinner during the trip
    • Experience the feeling of victory once you've conquered this tiring hike
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    Aussie Rappelling (Chesterfield Gorge State Park)

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    If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a unique way to explore Chesterfield Gorge State Park or for an outdoorsy adventure to refuel your spirit, look no further than this Aussie Rappelling excursion! This 4-hour excursion is perfect for beginners who want to learn the ropes of this exhilarating activity. You'll begin your journey with an easy 10-minute hike to the ledges, where you'll learn about your gear, rappelling basics, and safety precautions. Afterwards, you'll have a few chances to rappel face first down the ledges -- AKA Aussie Style! But don’t worry about a thing -- you'll have the security of a full body harness and a second rope controlled by your experienced and knowledgeable guide. After your adventure, you'll hike back to the trailhead feeling satisfied, with awesome photos to boot!
    Aussie Rappelling (Chesterfield Gorge State Park)

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Embark on a scenic rappelling and hiking excursion, tailored to your beginner needs
    • Rappel face first down the ledges -- AKA aussie style! -- with a full body harness and a second rope controlled by a guide
    • Learn how to use your gear, the foundations of rappelling, and the safety precautions required for this popular activity
    • Satisfy your inner thrill-seeker and nature buff with an exhilarating 4 hours of adventure and beauty
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    Waterfall Rappelling (Chesterfield Gorge State Park)

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    If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a unique way to explore New England, or for an outdoorsy adventure to refuel your spirit, look no further than this Waterfall Rappelling excursion! Not only will you get in a great workout, you'll also enjoy beautiful views while you’re at it! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rappeller, you’re sure to have a fun time on this half-day out on the White Mountains. You'll begin your adventure with an easy to moderate 1.2 mile hike. Along the way, you'll pass by several smaller waterfalls and have the opportunity to take a dip in the pools at the base of the falls too! Once you arrive at Cloudland Falls with the rest of your group, you'll get into your harness and other gear and set up your ropes. Each of you will have the chance to rappel the falls by being backed up on a second rope by your experienced guide. After your adventure, you'll carpool back to your base feeling satisfied, with awesome photos to boot!
    Waterfall Rappelling (Chesterfield Gorge State Park)

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Embark on a scenic waterfall rappelling excursion, whether you’re new to rappelling or an old pro
    • Enjoy rappelling at Cloudland Falls SAFELY -- with a full body harness and a second rope controlled by a guide
    • Get pumped with an easy to moderate 1.2 mile hike to begin your adventure
    • Take a dip in the base of waterfalls to cool off and relax
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    Private Rock Climbing Lesson (Crow Hill)

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    Want to step up your rock climbing game this season? The best way to do so is with personal, one-on-one guidance! It doesn't matter what level you're at or what skills you want to improve! If it's an intro class you're looking for, this private lesson can be it! If you want to learn how to set up top ropes and anchors or how to lead climb, you can get that here too. You are in charge of designing the course, so you get to decide what is covered. The private guide will work with you to eliminate your rock climbing weaknesses.
    Private Rock Climbing Lesson (Crow Hill)

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Enjoy a private rock climbing lesson with an experienced guide
    • Design your own course based on your skill level and needs
    • Learn new tips and tricks through close, one-on-one attention
    • Work on your rock climbing weaknesses
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    Waterfall Rappelling (White Mountains Basecamp)

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    If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a unique way to explore New England, or for an outdoorsy adventure to refuel your spirit, look no further than this Waterfall Rappelling excursion! Not only will you get in a great workout, you'll also enjoy beautiful views while you’re at it! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rappeller, you’re sure to have a fun time on this half-day out on the White Mountains. You'll begin your adventure with an easy to moderate 1.2 mile hike. Along the way, you'll pass by several smaller waterfalls and have the opportunity to take a dip in the pools at the base of the falls too! Once you arrive at the waterfall with the rest of your group, you'll get into your harness and other gear and set up your ropes. Each of you will have the chance to rappel the falls by being backed up on a second rope by your experienced guide. After your adventure, you'll carpool back to your base feeling satisfied, with awesome photos to boot!
    Waterfall Rappelling (White Mountains Basecamp)

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Embark on a scenic waterfall rappelling excursion, whether you’re new to rappelling or an old pro
    • Enjoy rappelling SAFELY -- with a full body harness and a second rope controlled by a guide
    • Get pumped with an easy to moderate 1.2 mile hike to begin your adventure
    • Take a dip in the base of waterfalls to cool off and relax
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    Intro to Rock Climbing (White Mountains)

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    Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a certified scaredy cat who lost a bet, you’re sure to have a fabulous time on this one-of-a-kind Intro to Rock Climbing excursion! You'll cover the basics of rock climbing alongside your experienced and knowledgeable instructor who is 100% committed to your safety! You'll practice belaying, climbing knots, rappelling, and basic rock climbing movement over the course of a cool 5 hours. Begin your journey with a 10-minute hike through the forest or a short drive to your climbing spot for the day. You'll learn how to set up your anchors and then you’re ready you'll begin climbing! There are tons of different climbs for you to choose from, so you can start off with the easiest climb and move onto a more challenging route when you’re feeling confident. Happy climbing!
    Intro to Rock Climbing (White Mountains)

    86 Glenallen St, Winchendon

    • Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing technique including belaying, knots, rappelling, and more
    • Get pumped with a 10-minute hike through the forest on the way to your climbing location
    • Match your ability level with an appropriate climbing course -- there is something to climb for all levels!
    • Embark on a scenic climb in the midst of the beautiful White Mountains
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