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October

15 - Founding Day: Join Us...

Monday October 15th is our 86th Anniversary!
In honor of our beginning, The Weather Discovery Center in North Conway will have free admission all day. If you can, stop in to connect to the summit for free with our "Live from the Rockpiles" at 11:15am and 2:15pm. No matter where you are, we hope you'll help us celebrate our 86th Founding Day!

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- Volunteer Appreciation Party

January

5 - Winter Edutrip: Weather Basics

Learn how weather is created by the interrelationships between the sun and the earth: specifically the land, air and water in its many forms. Explore the basics of weather observations and reporting, energy flow through the atmosphere, and the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity to science teachers.

7 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

11 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

12 - Winter Edutrip: Winter Storms

Mt. Washington is famous for its extreme weather, but few get to experience its fury directly. Join Observatory staff for a new program which examines the drivers and impacts of winter phenomena such as blizzards, nor'easters, lake-effect snow, freezing rain and extreme cold. We'll apply theory and firsthand experience to understand the forces that produce New England's extreme winter weather events.

14 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

18 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

21 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

25 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

26 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Synnott Mountain Guides

Mark Synnott, owner and operator of Synnott Mountain Guides and a member of The North Face Climbing Team, has been leading climbing trips since 1996. An accomplished international climber, skier, mountaineer, and photographer, Mark offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and backcountry skiing.

February

1 - Overnight Climbing Trip: International Mountain Climbing School

IMCS has offered the most comprehensive climbing programs in the eastern United States for more than 30 years. Their certified guides are world-renowned climbers and mountaineers who are excited to work with climbers of all ages and abilities.

2 - Winter Edutrip: Climate Extremes

Come join former Observer and Antarctic Research Jeff DeRosa, to learn about the building blocks that make the climate of Mount Washington and various locations on Planet Earth so drastically different.

4 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

8 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

16 - Winter Edutrip: Mountaineering Essentials

Join trip leader Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide, team leader and past Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service. With over 40 years as a professional guide and rescuer Joe can help you avoid the common pitfalls inexperienced climbers make in the mountains. Learn the skills you need for travel in any of the mountain ranges of the world while spending the night atop the highest mountain in the Northeast! Sessions will include crampon and ice axe use, self-arrest, navigation, as well as avalanche safety and avalanche transceiver use. Then, on the second day of the course, put your new skills to the test with an early morning hike around the summit.

18 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

22 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

March

1 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

2 - Winter Edutrip: Winter Storms

Mt. Washington is famous for its extreme weather, but few get to experience its fury directly. Join Observatory staff for a new program which examines the drivers and impacts of winter phenomena such as blizzards, nor'easters, lake-effect snow, freezing rain and extreme cold. We'll apply theory and firsthand experience to understand the forces that produce New England's extreme winter weather events.

9 - Winter Edutrip: Life, Work, Enviroment

This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington's weather, explore the mountain's fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory's legendary mountaintop station.

15 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Mooney Mountain Guides

Mooney Mountain Guides LLC is a year round Rock, Ice, and Mountain Climbing school & guide service. Based in New Hampshire and Vermont, MMG’s experienced staff of climbing guides and instructors specialize in private custom trips, personal instruction, family climbs, and group team building events. MMG offers guided rock and ice climbs, lessons, mountaineering courses, leadership training, alpine climbs, and Mt. Washington ascents.

18 - Winter Day Trip

Participants will get a chance to tour the weather station, have lunch with Observatory staff, and explore the frozen summit cone.

29 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Synnott Mountain Guides

Mark Synnott, owner and operator of Synnott Mountain Guides and a member of The North Face Climbing Team, has been leading climbing trips since 1996. An accomplished international climber, skier, mountaineer, and photographer, Mark offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain climbing, and backcountry skiing.

30 - Overnight Climbing Trip: Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School

Founded in 1968, Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School is the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern United States.

April

6 - Overnight Climbing Trip: International Mountain Climbing School

IMCS has offered the most comprehensive climbing programs in the eastern United States for more than 30 years. Their certified guides are world-renowned climbers and mountaineers who are excited to work with climbers of all ages and abilities.

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