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Rock & Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Avalanche & Outdoor Training Courses in North Conway, NH

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Climbing Courses & Activities for All Abilities and Skill Levels

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Special Events & Programs

MWV Ice Fest

Climbing. Connection. Community

February 2-4, 2024

Sponsored by ARC’TERYX, the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest offers skills clinics, gear demos, workshops, and evening events. Climbers and guides hail from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in this celebration of ice climbing, mountaineering, and alpinism.


Mount Washington Observatory Overnight

Exclusive Opportunity

January 13-14, 2024

Join IMCS guides for an ascent of Mt. Washington with a one night stay in the famous Mount Washington Observatory. Includes an educational tour of the Observatory, hot dinner and accommodations at the summit.

  • Two Nights Lodging Included

Women's Ice Weekend

Learn Finesse from the Best

March 9-10, 2024

Led by IMCS guide Jeni Calzaretta, Women’s Ice Weekend is a unique chance to dive into the sport of ice climbing with other women in a small group setting, providing for personalized instruction and camaraderie.

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What We Do

First time climbers through SAR professionals rely on IMCS for the level of expertise that only we can provide. No goal is too ambitious, no height is unattainable.

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Location is Essential

The Mount Washington Valley is our playground for ice/rock climbing, skiing, and mountaineering. Its unique ecology allows for four seasons worth of mountain sports and skills.

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Experience Matters

For over 45 years, we have been guiding and instructing climbers, skiers, hikers, and professionals. Our international mountain guides come from diverse backgrounds but all have a passion for the mountains and the ways we play in them.

Join Us for a Climbing Adventure in North Conway!

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mountaineering private group w/ Dodge

We were privileged to spend three days in the Whites with Dodge, our all-star guide. Dodge was a humble, kind, focused, thorough, and overall fantastic guide. I could not recommend him more highly and would not hesitate to send my mom and sisters up a mountain with him. Overall, very happy with our IMCS experience and will not soon forget these past three days in New Hampshire. Thank you Dodge and Paul.

– Eric B • Tripadvisor
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Guided ice climb

First of all, IMCS is awesome. This is my 3rd year doing a private ice climb with them. Did some mixed climbing with an incredibly awesome guide named Jon. IMCS has incredible, professional, and safe guides who will do whatever they can to assist you and teach you. Asides from that IME is an awesome store with upbeat and helpful staff who will guide you with all your gear needs. Use IMCS, they're the best!!

– Daniel B • Tripadvisor
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Fun and safe way to push your limits and learn a new skill

Very knowledgable and patient instructor. Easy access to some beautiful learning terrain. My kids and I felt completely safe the whole time. FYI: My youngest and I are not big fans of high places, so feeling safe was a big deal.

– Mark L • TripAdvisor
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THE mountaineering shop/school/hangout in the northeast

IME is the real thing, run by real climbers. I shop here, I use the climbing school, I sell my second hand gear so I can get new toys. Extremely nice, helpful people. Whatever you interest is in the outdoors, stop by the place. Make it a pilgrimage. Ask questions, take a class, go on one of their treks in the Himalaya, or just hang out after your Mt Washington summit.

– Joe M • Tripadvisor
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Must shop for serious trekkers/climbers

Has all the latest gear, plus imported rugs, clothes, etc from Nepal. Basement is a consignment shop with excellent, clean clothes, boots, etc. at a fair price. Good place to get serviceable second hand technical clothing at way below price for new.

– Betsy H • Tripadvisor
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Great company

Went on an intro to ice climbing trip over the weekend and loved it. I was extremely impressed with both of our guides and the facility. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. While all three members in our group were novices, they worked with us to ensure that it was a great experience.

– Aaron B • Tripadvisor