MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY PRESENTS THE 22nd ANNUAL SEEK THE PEAK & MOUNT WASHINGTON ADVENTURE EXPO
Conway, NH – March 10, 2022 – Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) announces
its 22nd Seek the Peak, the nonprofit weather station’s largest annual
fundraiser. All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to raise funds, set goals, and
earn gear – all in support of the observatory’s work. Register at seekthepeak.org to get started.
the past 22 years, thousands of hikers have summited Mount Washington mid-July
during Seek the Peak weekend, showing their love of the Northeast’s highest
peak and raising vital support for the observatory – support for the ongoing
science and research, and one of North America’s longest running alpine weather
and climate records.
the expanded format introduced last year, MWOBS invites returning and new
participants to select a self-led outdoor challenge of choice, set a
fundraising goal, share their personalized fundraising page with friends and
family, and ultimately celebrate their accomplishment on Saturday, July 16 at
the observatory’s Mount Washington Adventure Expo.
expo, taking place at Great Glen Trails at the base of Mount Washington, is
open to all Seek the Peak participants and the general public from 12:00 noon
to 6:00 p.m. It provides opportunities to interact with MWOBS weather
observers, leading outdoor brand gear experts showcasing their favorite
products, area nonprofits sharing outdoor expertise, and like-minded folks in
an energized outdoor environment.
the Peak is a peer-to-peer fundraiser that fuels a significant portion of the
Obs’ annual budget, supporting our work in mountain meteorology, weather,
climate, and education,” said MWOBS Director of Development Stephanie Fitzgerald.
“We’re excited to be celebrating our 90th year on the summit of
Mount Washington thanks to the longevity and resolve of our supporters.”
the Peak has become a much-anticipated summer gathering and celebration of the
outdoor community in New Hampshire, bringing together hiking, climbing,
mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running enthusiasts in an inspiring
setting at the doorstep of the northern Presidential Range,” said Fitzgerald.
“All of our participants share an inner fire to seek and find adventure in the
White Mountains, and they rely on our staff’s mountain forecasting to help the
community plan safe backcountry outings, whether they’re heading above tree
line or along a trail or waterway in the lower elevations.”
levels of participation are welcome, from the seasoned trailblazer seeking to
summit Mount Washington to the new explorer eager to discover the White
Mountains. Participants are encouraged to register at seekthepeak.org and
personalize their fundraising page, describing the outdoor activity they plan
to complete during Seek the Peak weekend. Self-led outdoor adventure options in
the White Mountains will be highlighted in the observatory’s Seek the Peak
guide book, helping visitors safely and responsibly utilize the region’s
July 16 expo, anchored by Oboz Footwear and Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out Tour,
will feature music, vendor village, and food trucks including Kimberly's Gluten
Free Kitchen and Tin Can Co. Participants will be rewarded for their
fundraising efforts with prizes and a gear giveaway, thanks to supporting
sponsors including Eastern Mountain Sports, Hyperlite Mountain Gear,
Good-to-Go, Big Agnes, Honey Stinger, and many more.
the Peak is made possible with support from valued sponsors including Great
Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Martini Northern, White Mountain Oil, and Northeast
seekthepeak.org to register
today and start earning gear in monthly giveaways.
Mount Washington Observatory:
Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a
mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create 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 603-356-2137 or visit mountwashington.org.