New Hampshire Mountaineering

Karsten Mountaineering 101 CourseDo you need to know how to burrow out a tent platform in thirty mile an hour winds or learn to navigate in white out conditions? Our instructors will take you up to Mount Washington, where the snow is deep from December until March, and show you how to live, eat, and travel efficiently.

Our New Hampshire Course is a skills packed four day program designed to improve your knowledge and skills for winter mountaineering objectives. This program is based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from our spacious 10 bedroom chalet in North Conway and will spend at least one night camping in the mountains. In this program we will cover fast and light movement tactics and technical systems, putting together objectives that cover thousands of feet of terrain, teaching you that efficiency is one of your greatest risk management tools in the big mountains.

This course is perfect for those seeking to tackle alpine and mountaineering objectives and gain a solid foundation in mountaineering skills.

Topics Covered:
  • Planning, preparation, and equipment selection
  • Winter camping skills
  • Mountain weather interpretation
  • Risk management
  • Basic snow and ice climbing techniques
  • Mountain navigation and route finding
  • Glacier travel techniques and crevasse rescue
What’s included:
  • Chalet accommodations in our 10 bedroom, 22 bed chalet in North Conway, NH
  • All food, hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Professional Instructors
  • All technical equipment (ice tools, boots, crampons)
  • Four amazing days in the mountains!

Looking for an expedition? Check out our Aconcagua expedition.


The New Hampshire Mountaineering Course is Friday 7th to Monday 11th February 2014.


Number on course:       Maximum of 6:1 client to instructor ratio

Course length:              Four days

Cost:                            $925.00

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