Introduction to Ice Climbing

WELCOME TO THE NEM COMMUNITY!
Thank you for choosing Northeast Mountaineering! We are looking forward to meeting you and taking you on an unforgettable adventure. At Northeast Mountaineering, we strive to give you the best climbing experience possible. We will work hard to make your time with us a success from start to finish!

ON THE DAY OF YOUR ADVENTURE
On the day of your scheduled climb we will meet at 8:00AM sharp at The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering. If you are late, we cannot wait for you, as a courtesy to our other climbers. Please plan your travel accordingly. Don’t forget to factor in pit stops, traffic, and navigation errors due to limited cell signals in the area.

For liability reasons, we do not offer transportation. Please plan to drive your car or carpool to the trailhead.

Your guided mountain adventure will run regardless of the weather. Come prepared for the worst and hope for the best!

Please bring your health insurance card with you.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Please wear synthetic materials such as wool, polyester, goose down, and tech wick. NO COTTON. We recommend that you layer your clothing so you can manage your body temperature appropriately. A proper backpack with a waist strap to carry your clothing, equipment, food and water is required.

We will provide first aid kits, shared group gear, ropes and other technical equipment as needed.

We do not provide food. Please plan to bring your own food for your adventure.

HOW TO FIND US
You can find directions to The Bunkhouse at NEM here. We strongly encourage you to stay with us the night before and after your climb.

We will meet at The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering located at 1054 Pinkham Notch Road, Glen NH 03838. This address does not show up on GPS’s – we are 1 mile north of Storyland on the same side of the road [Located across from the Glen Ledge Convenience Store and Gas Station].

GRATUITIES and OTHER COSTS
Our guides are highly trained and have logged countless hours in the backcountry gaining the experience and knowledge it requires to become a guide for NEM. A typical gratuity for a job well done is 20% or $20pp/guide/day.

THE BUNKHOUSE AT NORTHEAST MOUNTAINEERING
The Bunkhouse is a fully-heated, hostel-style community bunkroom. It offers a dry, warm, and cozy place to catch some rest before and after your adventure. The Bunkhouse has one public shower with limited hot water. However there are quarter-operated showers 15 minutes down the road at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. BYOB. New Hampshire State Law prohibits underage drinking.

FOR MORE INFO
Please visit our website www.nemountaineering.com for more information on your climbing experience and to better prepare yourself. Also, friend us on Facebook for pictures and videos of past climbs and connect with others like yourself! Follow our guided climbs live on twitter, handle @nemguides. Share your adventure, share your success on Instagram with the hashtag #NEMGuides.

LET’S HAVE AN AWESOME ADVENTURE!
We are excited to show you what the mountains can offer. We know you will have an excellent adventure that you will be talking about long after your trip concludes. In the meantime…get out and train!

Don’t Forget! Notify the others.

NOTE: Each participant will need to secure rental gear and read the information on this page – unless you intend to do so on their behalf.

For your convenience, you may email this page to members of your party who plan to secure their own rental gear using the button below.

NOTIFY YOUR TEAM MEMBERS
COMPLETE GEAR LIST

Here you will find a complete list of mandatory items for this adventure. For your convenience, we have many of these available to rent below. To make sure we have your gear rentals available, we ask you to take a few minutes to secure your rental as soon as possible. Gear rentals within 72 hours of your scheduled adventure are not guaranteed.

HEADWEAR
Beanie, Sunglasses, Helmet

HANDS
Lightweight Glove, Mittens

UPPER BODY
Base Layer, Light Insulating Layer, Hard Shell, Parka

LOWER BODY
Base Layer, Climbing Pants

FOOTWEAR
Mountaineering Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Harness, Belay Device, Backpack with Waist Strap, and Ice Tools* (*provided)

NUTRITION & HYDRATION
Snacks for 4-6 Breaks, 2-3 Liters of Water in Nalgene Bottles [No Hydration Bladders]

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MANDATORY ITEMS: IMPERATIVE TO SAFELY CLIMB ICE

Backpack
Backpack

30L-40L for Day Trips 60L-70L for Overnight Trips

$20 / day Select date(s)
Climbing Harness
Climbing Harness

Black Diamomnd Momentum Harness or similar.

$15 / day Select date(s)
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Helmet

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet or similar.

$12 / day Select date(s)
Climbing Pants
Climbing Pants
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Crampons
Crampons

Black Diamond Sabretooth or similar for Mountaineering. Black Diamond Cyborg or similar for Ice Climbing.

$15 / day Select date(s)
Double Plastic Boots
Double Plastic Boots
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal shoe size.
$20 / day Select date(s)
Gaiters
Gaiters

Outdoor Research Crocodiles or similar.

$8 / day Select date(s)
Hardshell Jacket
Hardshell Jacket
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Hardshell Pants
Hardshell Pants
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Heavy Gloves
Heavy Gloves

Black Diamond Access Gloves or similar.

$10 / day Select date(s)
Heavy Mittens
Heavy Mittens

Black Diamond Jupiter Mittens or similar.

$15 / day Select date(s)
Ice Tools
Ice Tools
PLEASE NOTE: If you are enrolled to participate in a ice climbing program with Northeast Mountaineering, you DO NOT need to rent these. They will be provided.
$40 / day Select date(s)
Insulated Parka
Insulated Parka
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$25 / day Select date(s)
Light Puff Jacket
Light Puff Jacket
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$12 / day Select date(s)