Climbing Schools

Each of the climbing schools listed below offers climbing instruction throughout the White Mountains region and, in some cases, on Mount Washington itself. Mount Washington Observatory proudly partners with climbing schools to offer exclusive overnight mountaineering expeditions to the summit of Mount Washington. Climbing instruction is provided by the companies listed below, and overnight accommodations are provided by the Mount Washington Observatory at our legendary summit weather station—an exclusive opportunity not available anywhere else. Find out more about overnight climbs on Mount Washington here.

Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

The Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest climbing school in the East, and has been offering technical rock climbing instruction since 1968. The Climbing School is accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA): one of less than 40 services in the US to hold that credential. Whether you are a first time climber or someone looking to climb a dream route, our professional guides have the technical knowledge, experience and teaching ability to help you achieve your goals. Reservations may be made at or by calling (845)668-2030.

Synnott Mountain Guides

Mark Synnott, owner and operator of Synnott Mountain Guides and a member of The North Face Climbing Team, has been leading climbing trips since 1996. An accomplished international climber, skier, mountaineer, and photographer, Mark offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and backcountry skiing. Reservations may be made at or by calling (603)733-8416.

International Mountain Climbing School

IMCS guides have accumulated many years of climbing, guiding and teaching experience. Located in North Conway, NH, we are a mix of American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified guides, world class climbers, dedicated teachers and backcountry masters. From indoor wall climbing programs for young children to international climbing expeditions in the great ranges of the world we have guides that can take you there..

Mooney Mountain Guides

Mooney Mountain Guides LLC is a year round Rock, Ice, and Mountain Climbing school & guide service. Based in New Hampshire and Vermont, MMG’s experienced staff of climbing guides and instructors specialize in private custom trips, personal instruction, family climbs, and group team building events. MMG offers guided rock and ice climbs, lessons, mountaineering courses, leadership training, alpine climbs, and Mt. Washington ascents. Reservations may be made at or by calling (603)545-2600.

Redline Guiding

Founded in 2016, Redline Guiding LLC is the brainchild of avid hiker and guide, Mike Cherim. The hope is to succeed at offering low-key outdoor adventures and educational experiences with many offerings geared towards those newer to these outdoor activities — those who may be less sure and less confident. Reservations may be made at or by calling (603)617-8788.

Guineafowl Adventure Company

The team at Guineafowl Adventure Company has collectively hiked thousands of miles–many of them in The White Mountains–and along the way, we’ve all fallen deeply in love with everything nature has to offer. The expansiveness of its beauty, the perspective-shifting experiences it provides, and the space it allows for connection all prove that the wilderness is truly the great equalizer. Reservations may be made at or by calling (617)852-0597.