From Mount Shasta to Kilimanjaro, our mountain-climbing adventures are truly peak experiences! Led by experienced guides, some include basic mountaineering instruction for beginners, while others are designed for those who already have some alpine skill.
New for 2013! Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route is considered to be the mountain's least traveled and most scenic trail. Hiking from the western side of the mountain, by the time we attain the summit, we have traversed Kilimanjaro's Shira Plateau and the Southern Circuit, taking in views of Kibo from many different angles. The longer ascent allows for increased acclimatization to the high altitude, which leads to a greater chance of reaching the summit. Reward your summit success with a safari! No trip to Africa is complete without seeing the magnificent wildlife. Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
Mount Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route is a challenging and rewarding 6-day non-technical climb up the southeast side of the mountain. It is Kilimanjaro's oldest, most established route and the only one that offers dormitory hut accommodation. The trail passes through Kili's five ecological zones and the famed "saddle," a wide, flat plateau with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi looming overhead. Reward your summit success with a safari extension! Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.View Slideshow
New England winters create the perfect conditions for world-class ice climbs to form consistently each season in the idyllic White Mountains of New Hampshire. For those wishing to discover the thrill of this exhilarating and fast-growing sport, this introductory course features a great environment, furnishes all the necessary technical equipment, and boasts outstanding instruction from experienced guides.
Marvel at the exposed granite monoliths and rugged mountains of twisted rock in the surreal Joshua Tree backcountry, then rope up and climb them! This one-of-a-kind backcountry climbing getaway in Joshua Tree National Park is as unique and inspiring as the landscape itself.
At 14,162 feet, Mt. Shasta is the second highest volcanic peak in the lower 48 states. REI Adventures features two routes, each one during the appropriate season, in order to accommodate climbers' goals and schedules.
REI Adventures is proud to offer this challenging winter ascent of New Hampshire's legendary peak! At 6,288ft, Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains and home to the planet's most severe weather, retaining the world record for wind speed. Join our world class mountaineering guides on this extraordinary winter adventure!! View Slideshow
On this introductory course we spend time at two climbing areas in Pisgah National Forest learning rope handling, knots and belaying as well as lots of practice on the rock.
Crescent Rocks and Elizabeth Furnace are the perfect places for beginners to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing. Our introductory course will focus on the essential basics: equipment use, rope handling and movement on the rock. All meals, tent camping, technical equipment and instruction are provided.
New York's "Gunks" are one of North America's world-class rock climbing destinations. Located only 90 miles from the heart of the big city, this is a legendary climbing getaway. Our three-day rock climbing program is well suited for beginners and intermediate climbers alike.
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