Summer 2006

Package Deal: Explore New Heights At The Mount Washington Resort Climbing Schools

BRETTON WOODS, NH — For the first time ever, The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods will takes its first-class guest experience to local cliffs, teaming up with the International Mountain Climbing School to offer rock climbing schools complemented by the renowned care and service of the Resort.

The Mount Washington Resort is partnering with the International Mountain Climbing School (IMCS) to offer Family Rock Climbing Schools will on July 17-19 and August 14-16.

A hands-on approach to learning will be promoted to develop the skills and awareness required to climb safely and efficiently. Topics covered will include climbing equipment, knots, friction hitches, anchor and belay systems, rappelling and the art of moving efficiently over steep rock terrain. The school will offer top rope climbs involving face, slab and crack climbing techniques.

Parents and children can come together to share the thrill of learning rock climbing skills at the Family Rock Climbing School. A full day and a half of student-centered climbing instruction at scenic local crags will build confidence on steep rock while learning safety systems, communication, knots, proper use of equipment, belaying and rappelling. Ideal for families of any age and experience level, each outing will be tailored for the perfect adventure. The goal is to provide an enjoyable and successful climbing experience. This family experience package is complemented by all the recreational opportunities of the Resort. An outdoor picnic lunch will be prepared for the days in the mountains.

The unique focus required for rock climbing offers moments between partners to build trust and a shared adventure that creates an experience not soon to be forgotten. Climbing is all about making decisions, working together and communicating effectively. Many of the strategies used to make climbing safe can also be used by members of a family to make time together more fun and meaningful.

Family Climbing School lodging packages are available to guests of The Mount Washington Hotel, starting at just $295 per night, per person, double occupancy. Accommodations include welcome reception, all meals, instruction and seminars, and use of the Resort?s amenities and activities.

For more information about The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, please call 877-873-0626, toll free, or visit