Courses


We offer a variety of educational experiences and adventures to help build a stronger climbing community.

Groups

In response to SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19 there will be the following limits on group size:
– Families or members of the same household & immediate contacts up to 6 people.
– Limit 2:1 for Multi-pitch terrain
– Limit 3:1 for glaciated terrain.

Winter Courses

Mt. Washington Ascents: Sponsored by Burgeon Outdoor

Mt. Washington is without a doubt the most sought after and recognized peak in New Hampshire. Climbing Mt. Washington with MMG is a truly awesome experience you will remember. With arctic temperatures, record setting winds, frequent whiteouts, and deep snowpack, this mountain provides a challenge for everyone.

You and your guide will meet early to check essential gear. As you ascend you will hone your winter travel techniques.  Arriving above tree-line will put your skills into practice as you make your way to the top. On a clear day the summit treats you to a 360-degree view of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canada. And the day isn’t over; the descent can sometimes be more challenging then the ascent.

Climbing Daily for individuals and groups (subject to availability):

2020/21 Open Enrollment Dates( for individuals looking for a group to join):

November 2020: 28

December 2020: 6, 11(Women Only), 19

January 2021: 2, 17, 24(Women Only) 28

February 2021: Sold Out

March 2021: 27

Price: Private Climb $300; Multiple guests $200 per-person.

Book with MMG and receive a Gift Certificate for the Burgeon gear our guides help design and trust to keep us moving up the mountain.

AIARE Rec. 1

December 12-13, 2020 (online Wednesday 12/2 & 9 6-8 pm)
January 9-10, 2021 (online Wednesday 12/30 & 1/6 6-8 pm)

Both courses will be preceded by an online component replacing the In-Person classroom portion of the course.

A three day course that provides an introduction to using decision making tools to help groups manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain.

AIARE Rescue

December 14th, 2020
January 11th, 2020

For everyone, weather you are just learning how to use a transceiver, an aspiring pro, or a expert backcountry skier. This one day course is a place to learn new skills and keep your existing skills sharp.

Advance Your Ice Climbing: PETZL Climbing School

Focusing on Water Ice Climbing
January 22-24, 2021

This three day course, with the added benefit of access to the latest in Petzl gear, will introduce participants to Ice Climbing Movement, Leading Ice, and a Multi-Pitch Ice experience. New England has some of the finest ice climbing in the country. Our cold winters and abundance of ground water coalesce to create ice climbs for all abilities.

$600 per person

Due to COVID there is no lodging or group gatherings for this course.

Advance your Alpine Climbing: PETZL Climbing School

Focusing on Alpine Climbing
March 19-21, 2021

This three day course, with the added benefit of access to the latest in Petzl gear, will introduce participants to Ice Climbing Movement, Multi-pitch Gully Climbing, and a Mt. Washington Ascent. New England has some of the finest winter mountaineering terrain in the country. Experience all three aspect in a single trip.

$600 per person

Due to COVID there is no lodging or group gatherings for this course.

Intro to Ice Climbing

One-day Clinic

This one day clinic designed for beginners covers the gear, skills and techniques for ice climbing. If your a rock climber looking to expand your climbing into the winter months or just looking for a awesome wintertime adventure this experience is perfect for you. Great for the individual, small group or family looking for a low stress high fun day in the mountains.

All Technical Gear Included

Dates:

January 2021:  9(Women Only), 16, 31
February 2021: 20(WOmen Only)

Advanced Ice Climbing Movement

One-day Clinic

This one day clinic covers the skills and techniques for climbing steep ice. Move more efficiently to increase security and enjoyment on your ice climbing dream routes. Perfect for the individual with goals of climbing the prizes of Lake Willoughby, VT and The Ghost, British Columbia.

Dates:

January 2021: 23, 30

Intro to Alpine Climbing

This one day clinic will cover all entry level concepts and skills associated climbing alpine terrain of the north east. Crampon and Ice axe skills, snow and ice anchors, pitched rope climbing and descending. This course is designed for the ice climber or winter hiker looking to expand their skill sets to begin climbing the winter gully routes around the Northeast region.

Technical Gear Included

Dates:

December 2020: 20 (Women Only)

January 2021: 3, 24(Women Only)

February 2021: 14, 27(Women Only)

Ice Climbing Anchors and Protection Clinic

This one day clinic will cover all entry level concepts and skills associated with placing good ice screws and building anchors in the ice climbing discipline.

Dates:

January 2021: 10, 23

February 2021: 6

Intro to Skiing the Trees

Skill building for backcountry skiers.

New England is fast becoming a destination for backcountry skiing. Much of the ski season the best snow is in the trees. Get your own personal tour with expert instruction on tips and tricks, navigation, and how to find the good snow.

Special Pricing offer: Take a $100 off the intro price. Use code: SKIMMG2020 in your inquiry.

New England Classic Ski Tours

We know where to go to find the snow!

From powder skiing in the trees, to steep gullies, and long mountain tours. Experience the regions best hidden gems of back-country skiing. Skiing Daily from January – April.

Special Pricing offer: Take a $100 off the intro price. Use code: SKIMMG2020 in your inquiry.

Summer Courses

AMGA SPI Course

Course Dates:

TBD 2021

$550.00

AMGA SPI Exam

Exam Dates:

TBD 2021

$400.00

Advanced Anchor Construction

2021 Dates TBD
Custom Dates Available

This one day course represents the next level in anchor construction and rope management. Topics include the use of traditional gear to construct anchors, rappels, top-managed anchors, basic rescue, and risk management for these tricky areas.  Combine with the “Learn to Climb Outside” course for a two day course that will increase your confidence and the fun factor of outdoor climbing.

$90 Top Rope Days

Group Rock Climbing
All Ages and Abilities
Equipment Included

On these select dates only: For only $90 per-person, Join an MMG guide for a day of Top-Roping fun (Equipment Included) at some of New England’s most picturesque and classic climbing areas. No experience necessary, a great way to try out the sport of rock climbing or meet new people.

2021 Dates TBD

9am-3pm: Meet at the climbing site. Directions provided at booking.

Learn to Lead

2021 Dates TBD
Custom Dates available at the daily rate.

This one or two day course will teach the necessary skills, concepts, and risk management to take the sharp end and actually enjoy it. Leading does not have to be scary it should be empowering.

Alpine Rock

Two Day Course

Two day course held in Huntington’s Ravine, focusing on movement and transitions in 3rd, 4th, and 5th class terrain.

Self Rescue

June 13th or Custom Dates Available

Learn the skills necessary to perform a rescue for you or others.

1/2 Days Available

We believe that the outdoors and climbing should be welcoming and accessible to everyone.  Unfortunately there are many obstacles for many people in this country.  These obstacles are systemic, complex and deeply ingrained in our culture.  To accomplish meaningful change, it will take intentional, hard work and commitment from all of us in the outdoor industry. Because of this we are offering 1/2 days to make climbing with a guide more accessible to everyone.

Ground Rules:
  • Family’s and/or individuals from the same household up to 5.
  • Immediate Contacts Groups of 4.
  • Individuals.
Cost:

$200 for 1 & 2 people

$275 for 3 people

$350 for 4 people

$425 for 5 people.

Venues:
  • Rock Rimmon, Manchester NH
  • Echo Crag, Franconia Notch, NH
  • Artist Bluff, Franconia Notch, NH
  • Marlow Profile, Marlow NH
  • Rumney, NH

Destination Climbing

North Cascades

Washington

Beginning in Mid June, MMG begins its Pacific Northwest climbing season. Early season is particularly attractive to climbers from the northeast due to a wide variety of climbing styles available during this time of year. Climbing on the Glaciated peaks of the North West is a breathtaking experience that you will never forget.

Only dates left:

Mt. Baker North Ridge Climb: Taking reservations for 2021: $1200

From Rock to Glaciers: 5 Day Comprehensive Mountaineering Course – Taking reservations for 2021 $1900

Custom private climbs: Alpine Objectives $500 a day, Rock Climbing $450 a day.

Acadia National Park

Maine

Less than a day’s drive from the Boston area, Acadia National Park provides some of the most scenic rock climbing this side of the Mississippi River. Seaside venues like the famous Otter Cliffs, or the beautiful longer routes on the Precipice offer impeccable granite rock climbs with ocean views. Comfortable camping in the park, or lodging in Bar Harbor provide close access to the climbing. These elements pair with cool ocean breezes  and come together to create the idyllic summer rock climbing vacation. Open to all ability levels

Climbing Performance

Work towards your climbing goals!

Alex believes in training to increase performance. Pay by day or set up a specific schedule and together work towards your climbing goals.