In its 24th year, the purpose of Mount Washington Observatory’s Seek the Peak fundraiser is to raise money to sustain our educational and scientific programs. We need your help! 

  • Fundraise: Register as an individual or part of a team, then share a link to your personal fundraising page with friends, family, and colleagues asking for donations to support your hike as well as the Observatory’s work in weather forecasting, research, and education. Your commitment to this event allows us to provide hikers like yourself with vital weather information to stay safe in the White Mountains. 

  • HikeWhether you participate as a team or individual, plan to summit Mount Washington, or visit other beautiful White Mountain vistas, or seek your own peak at home, rallying your supporters to donate in honor of your hiking challenge makes you a part of our vibrant Obs community.   

  • Celebrate: After your hike, gather with fellow participants and Obs supporters for our Après Hike Expo on Sat., July 20 at Great Glen Trails. Enjoy live music, excellent food, beer garden, and epic gear raffle. For friends and family not registered to hike, admission tickets will be available on our registration pages and for $10 per car at the door. 

Again this year, individuals have the option to be matched with other participants of similar ability levels to complete a hike of their choosing together on July 20 with our Hike and Make Friends program. Join us to hike the trails of Mount Washington, NH, located on the White Mountain National Forest, or Seek Your Peak anywhere in the world.

Learn more about the event and Hike Expo at