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    Default Guides for Mount Washington

    Is there a possibility to arrange a guided tour to some spots on Mount Washingtion. We are a bunch of german and austrian guys, which want to visit the area. But we will need a guide. Are there some adresses where we can arrange something like that?

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    http://ime-usa.com/

    Try these guys, though all you really need is a map and compass and some good weather.
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    The folks at EMS in N Conway could be another option. They are a new key partner of the Observatory and they do guided hikes in the winter some of which include overnight at the summit. www.ems.com


    For first time trying to summit in the winter you certainly need good weather and a guide can be very important. In the summer a guide is not that important.
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    what are you guys looking to do?

    technical climbing in the gullies that require rock/ice protection?

    skiing backcountry terrain?

    just hiking to the summit and back via a trail?

    knowing what you plan to do would help in picking a guide. The folks at IME (reference earlier) will be very good for guiding technical climbing. If the weather is fair, I'd say you can probably ski and hike on your own sans a guide... and not to mention the price of a full guide might be overkill... however if you don't want to worry about doing the research yourself that certainly is a fine option!

    have fun!

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    I would say go with IME. EMS is a commercialized guiding company and IME is a local guiding company which has been around longer. Give them the support. Just my opinion though.
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    IMO I would go with EMS They are great and lets show some support for our new corporate sponsor

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    Nothing against EMS, but IME let me do something which I highly doubt EMS would do. I couldn't take my camping stove on the plane, so they they let me mail my stove to them and kept it for me. I walked in and picked it up and took it up the mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceclimber View Post
    Nothing against EMS, but IME let me do something which I highly doubt EMS would do. I couldn't take my camping stove on the plane, so they they let me mail my stove to them and kept it for me. I walked in and picked it up and took it up the mountain.
    That was certainly nice of them to do that. You could have mailed it to General Delivery in N Conway and picked it up there. Or just mail it to me and I would drop it off. Anyone local would help out if we could.
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    Thanks. On the way back I stopped in at the train museum off HWY 16. I was in there looking around and asked where the nearest post office was located. I made it 5 mins before closing to mail my stove back to FL. It arrived safe just yesterday. I thought about chancing it and checking it on my luggage, but am glad I did not. It is an MSR whisper lite intl. Not the most expensive, but I don't want to have to replace a perfectly good stove.
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    You guys looking to do a winter or summer climb?
    Tim

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