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13th Annual Seek the Peak Hike-a-Thon to support the Mt. Washington Observatory

  • Jul 20, 2013 · 6:00 AM

UPDATE 07/19: Saturday higher summits forecast update: We are predicting high winds averaging 60-80mph for most of the day, with the potential for sudden gusts over 100mph. There will be periods of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms that may bring localized flooding and dangerous water crossings along various trails throughout the region. There is also a high probability of hail formation.

Given these extremely dangerous conditions, we are asking Seek the Peak participants not to hike on Saturday, and are canceling Seek the Peak summit weather station tours for the day. Tour passes will be issued to all participants at registration. Sunday will bring a return to favorable hiking conditions, with cooler temperatures, calm winds, and partly sunny skies. We strongly urge all participants to hike on Sunday.

Today’s registration and kick-off party at the Weather Discovery Center will occur as planned. Come on down and get your incentives and goodie bags! Saturday’s expo, annual meeting and after party are still on, but might be adjusted slightly earlier or later if conditions warrant.

Please watch for updates via email, Facebook, and this page, and share this information with others you are hiking with. Let's all help each other stay safe and have fun out there!

Here's the link for the most current information.


What a great way to support the source of the weather reports that most of us use before heading out into the White Mountains.

This is being listed on the random site so that you can coordinate with others that might be participating - if you are a registered participant list the link to your donations page so that others in the group can help support you and your efforts.

If you can't particpate, please consider sponsoring those who are - I am sure they would appreciate a donation of any amount.

If you aren’t able to climb but would like to volunteer there may be a way for you to get involved too. To learn more or sign up, please contact Events and Marketing Coordinator Krissy Fraser at [masked] or (603)[masked]x231.


Welcome to The Nation's Premier Hiking Event!

The largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, Seek the Peak welcomes hikers of all ages and abilities to the rugged, windswept trails of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

Boasting world-class alpine trekking and stunning views to the Atlantic Ocean, Canada, the Adirondack mountains and beyond, Mount Washington is the pinnacle of the New England hiking scene. Scaling its windswept summit as a participant in Seek the Peak offers an immensely rewarding physical challenge, while benefitting a great cause: the legendary Mount Washington Observatory.

Sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports, Subaru and Vasque, Seek the Peak is Mount Washington Observatory's largest fundraiser. Since the event was founded in 2001, Seek the Peak has raised well over $1,000,000 for the nonprofit institution, helping it maintain its famous weather station on the summit of Mount Washington and continue its important work collecting weather data, performing research, and educating the public about the science of climate and weather.

Participating in Seek the Peak is not only fun, but rewarding, too. Participants are thanked for their efforts with awesome freebies, a kick-off party, tours of our famous mountaintop weather station, and a huge after party with live music, great food, and thousands of dollars in prize giveaways. It's easy to see why Seek the Peak has grown to become the nation's premier hiking event.

Click here ( to learn more or to register for the event.

Grab your pack and join us: Mount Washington is calling!

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