MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY PARTNERS WITH THE NORTH FACE AND SYNNOTT MOUNTAIN GUIDES TO ADD TOP-ROPE CLIMBING TO SEEK THE PEAK
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH – June
7, 2017 – Mount Washington Observatory is pleased to announce
The North Face (TNF) and Synnott Mountain Guides participation in Seek the Peak
offering a top-rope session for participants.
TNF has also provided exclusive logo product to be used for prize
giveaways as fundraising incentives to Seek the Peak participants.
is a win-win all around,” said Mark Synnott owner of Synnott Mountain Guides
and professional athlete for TNF. “I am
looking forward to being able to represent both TNF and my guide school while
supporting this important fundraising event and ultimately the work of the
Mount Washington Observatory,” said Synnott.
onboard as a sponsor for Seek the Peak 2017, TNF will support their athlete
Mark Synnott and his guide school, Synnott Mountain Guides, to provide a top-rope
session for Seek the Peak participants.
The top-rope sessions will be an alternative to hiking and will take
place on Saturday, July 22 from 10am-1pm at Square Ledge in Pinkham Notch. Synnott
Mountain Guides will be set up along the Square Ledge trail where eligible Seek
the Peak participants can check-in for their top-rope experience. Participants will have the opportunity to
climb using a top-rope that is secured above and connected to a belayer at the
base of the ledge. Gear will be provided on-site. There will be novice to
intermediate level climb. Participants
need to reach the $200 fundraising goal to be eligible to climb.
Your Peak has been our motto in the recent years, many participants want to
summit Mount Washington while others are looking for alternative hikes and thanks
to the support of TNF and Mark Synnott we are thrilled to incorporate a top-rope
component , “ said Director of Events and Marketing Krissy Fraser.
the Peak is the largest annual fundraiser for the Mount Washington
Observatory. Participants raise a
minimum of $200 to support the Observatory and to join in the weekend events
including a kick-off party, a vendor expo featuring several gear sponsors,
summit weather room tours, a Hart’s turkey dinner and a special awards ceremony
where thousands of dollars in gear is raffled off to participants.
year’s Seek the Peak is July 21-22 and to learn more or register for Seek the
Peak, visit seekthepeak.org or
contact Krissy Fraser at (603)356-2137x231. For more information on the Mount
Washington Observatory, visit mountwashington.org.
Mount Washington Observatory
Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution
with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the
Earth's weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring
the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using
this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more
information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.