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Overnight on the summit of Mount Washington

Hike guided by professional Eastern Mountain Sports guide

First hand look what they do at the Observatory and history of its past

Challenging hike up/down Mt. Washington

20% off EMS Gear Coupon

Note: If you'd like to join this trip, but don't feel your knees can take the climb down, you can book a seat on the MW Auto Road's van. The cost is $26 per person and is booked from the summit. Each person would be responsible for this fee. 


Meeting Location: main entrance to the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center 

Cost per Member: $
230 USD Per person

You must be a current member of the Mt. Washington Observatory to book this trip. If you’re not a member  yet, go to www.mountwashington.org. 

3 - 5 Hikers, plus one EMS Guide.

Dates: 2008*
July 05 – 06 (Saturday - Sunday)
August 21- 22 (Thursday - Friday)
August 30 - 31 (Saturday - Sunday)

*Other dates maybe available, please give us a call.

FITNESS: You should be an experienced hiker and in good general fitness, able to carry a medium weight daypack.

MEALS: Snacks, Dinner and Breakfast will be prepared by the Observatory staff. You will be responsible for bringing 2 pack lunches, one for each day.

Click here to reserve your spot with a $150 deposit.


For more information, or to book your very own Eastern Mountain Sports adventure, call our travel guru Becky Harrison at
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This Adventure At a Glance

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Guided hike to the summit of Mount Washington for an EMS exclusive overnight!

Mount Washington is the highest point east of the Mississippi and north of the Carolinas, and was reportedly first seen from the ocean in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano from off the coast near today's Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The first recorded ascent of the mountain was in 1642, when colonist Darby Field climbed to its summit accompanied by several native American guides.

The summit today includes broadcast towers for television and radio stations, the weather station and scientific research facility of the Mount Washington Observatory, and the Mount Washington State Park. Routes to the summit include about a dozen major hiking trails, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, and even the Cog Railway; the latter two normally operate from May into October. 

Mount Washington is considered "Home of the World's Worst Weather," due to its combination of cold temperatures, heavy snows, dense fog, frequent icing, and high winds. The Observatory staff recorded the highest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the earth, 231 miles per hour, on April 12, 1934.

Eastern Mountain Sports is excited to introduce our fully guided "Summer Hike to the Summit" overnight program. This gives you the opportunity to have an extended overnight visit to the Observatory, to sample the mountain in some of its many moods, to become personally acquainted with the work of the Observatory, and to learn more about the mountain's weather, environment and history.

Our EMS group will meet at 9 AM in front of the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center entrance. After a brief orientation with your guide, the group will hike to the summit. This should take 4 – 5 hours and isn’t intended to be a fast hike. On-the-summit activities will include a guided tour of the Mount Washington Museum and a very detailed tour of the Observatory's weather station, informal presentations on the weather, natural history, and human history of the mountain. Specific sessions will vary depending on weather and participant interest. 

The Observatory kitchen staff will prepare dinner, breakfast and light snacks. Lodging is very basic, with a group bunkroom and a shared bathroom. Each person will be responsible for two lunches, one on the way up and one to eat while coming down.

So what are you waiting for? Only 5 hikers and their EMS guide can take advantage of these limited dates. 

*** Please note: This is open to members of the Mount Washington Observatory only. To become a member go to mountwashington.org. No person can enter the Observatory without becoming a member. 

For more information, or to book your very own Eastern Mountain Sports adventure, call our travel guru Becky Harrison at
888-755-8735 or e-mail us at

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