Intro to Ice Climbing

 This is a basic ice climbing course that will show you how to properly swing an ice tool, choose good crampon placements, and how to read the ice.  We will meet our basecamp in Twin Mountain NH at 8am, from there we will fill out liability waivers and get geared up for the day.  We will then hop back into our cars and carpool to our climbing area for the day.  The approach to the climbs is approximately 30 minutes with fantastic views of Crawford Notch along the way.  From there, we will set up our climbs and have a discussion on proper footwork and how to swing the tools.  Each climber usually gets a few chances to climb as well as belay.  At the end of the day we will pack up, take off our crampons (if no longer needed) and begin the walk out.


Group Rates:

$160 One person

$150 Two people (each person)

$140 Three people (each person)

$125 Four people (each person)

Max guide ratio 1:6, 2 person minimum to run

Private Rates:

$250 One person

$175 Two people (each person)

$150 Three people (each person)

$125 Four people (each person)

Max guide ratio 1:6, No minimum to run

Gear List

This is a required personal gear list for our Intro to Ice Climbing course, you are responsible for bringing these items.  All technical gear is included (Ice tools, harness, crampons, helmet, ropes) mountaineering boots and gaiters are available for rental, please be sure to reserve ahead to make sure we have the right size in stock.


This course is designed for beginners.  No previous experience is required.  Intro to Rock Climbing or equivalent experience recommended.


Meeting Location

North Ridge Mountain Guides White Mountains Basecamp

529 U.S. Route 3 South

Twin Mountain NH, 03595


Important Information

Full payment is required when scheduling. Trips run rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Please do not make travel arrangements until a confirmation email is received. Travel insurance is highly suggested. Any cancellations over 30 days of your adventure will receive a full refund. Any cancellations within 30 days of your adventure will be credited as NRMG credit. Within 14 days of your adventure, no cancellations or rescheduling will be allowed and any fees will be forfeited.  Minimum of 3 participants for group trips. Multiple day trips have a non-refundable $50 per person booking fee.  Any weather related cancellations from NRMG will include a credit for another trip.  As professional mountain guides, our cancellation policy helps with our guides job security.  Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. 14+ with parent/legal guardians signature required.