Sep 28, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Looking to climb an over 4000 footer, you say?
How about the highest peak in Vermont? Mt. Mansfield.
To sign up, Email Bob or Tony.
This is an extremely challenging hike for well conditioned mountain hikers with previous above treeline experience. First off, it is a 4400 footer with about 3000 ft elevation gain. Also, it's going to be cold. Not quite winter hiking, but nighttime lows around the freezing mark. That means you will be carrying heavy packs with extra clothing. Then, there will be a good amount of hand-over-hand scrambling on exposed rock face, as well as some walking along steep, narrow ledges with dangerous sheer drop-offs. Not for folks who get queasy with heights. This is kind of the point where mountain hiking becomes mountain 'climbing'. For those that just recently completed the Mountain Hiking 101 Series with us, this is much higher, and somewhat more difficult to climb, and has more difficult scrambling than our last mountain, Chocorua.
HERE IS HOW TO SIGN UP:
EMAIL ME OR TONY. That's it.
If we feel that this is the right hike for you, we put you on the list and you come. If we feel this is not the right hike for you, we will make an appropriate decision. We take this responsibility very seriously and our decisions are based on everyone's safety and welfare.
We can work on travel/lodging/food arrangements once we see who is going. but we have to work fast -- it's less than 2 weeks away!