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Katahdin 2-Day Winter Ascent
February 11 - February 12
One event on January 28, 2023 at 12:00 am
One event on February 11, 2023 at 12:00 am
One event on February 25, 2023 at 12:00 am
One event on March 11, 2023 at 12:00 am
The remote location and arctic environment of Katahdin make this one of the most rewarding winter alpine ascents in New England. Reaching the summit of Katahdin at any time of year is an accomplishment but in the winter it holds just a little more magic and a lot less people. Our climb begins with a half-day snowshoe or ski into the base of the mountain to a winter camp where basic winter camping skills and relevant mountaineering skills are taught and reviewed. We start the climb early the next morning and return in time to travel back to trailhead by early evening. This trip is physically demanding but requires no previous winter climbing or camping experience. The trip will be led by Registered Maine Guides who are, more importantly, experienced winter mountaineering guides who are also trained in avalanche assessment and wilderness medicine.
This trip is 2 days and 1 night. You must be capable of skiing or snowshoe 12 miles in a day with a 30-pound pack.
Technical gear such as microspikes, crampons, ice axe, transceiver, double boots, skis, snowshoes, dinner & breakfast, & cooking gear. Participants must supply their own winter sleeping bag and pad (rental available)
Baxter State Park camping fees
Delicious dinner (day 1) and breakfast (day 2)
Professionally guided ascent by Registered Maine Guide with specialized winter alpine and avalanche training
Ratio: maximum of 5 clients/guide. Maximum group of 12 including guides
All group and emergency gear provided