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International Mountain Climbing School

2733 Main St, North Conway, NH 03860
603 356 7013
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Ranked #3 of 10 activities in North Conway
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Mountaineering
Owner description: In business for 30 years, this prestigious climbing school offers comprehensive climbing programs including mountaineering instruction, international... more » Owner description: In business for 30 years, this prestigious climbing school offers comprehensive climbing programs including mountaineering instruction, international expeditions and guided climbs for scalers from beginners to experts. « less
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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I decided to tackle mountaineering, after years of reading books about it. I am a newbie to the activity, and IMCS has made the experience outstanding. I started with the 3 day mountaineering course in March. I learned a tremendous amount. Our guide, Sam, was extremely knowledgable and very patient with someone whose only experience has come from reading books.... More

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Guilford, CT
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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... More

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wow, IMCS made our trip into a memorable adventure. Brad White set us all up pre-trip and met us at the shop early Friday morning. We paired up with our guide Zeb (Zebulon) who was flexible, highly knowledgeable, very patient and most of all, encouraged us to have fun. With Zeb in the lead, we pushed ourselves hard, but we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a great winter climbing experience! Our guide Craig was so knowledgeable all the way up our snowy trail to the top of Mount Washington. At one point one of the members of our party was struggling and he casually took her pack and just strapped it on to his own! It was at least 30 pounds! Such a memorable... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was looking to do some technical mountaineering training and was looking at places out west until I discovered the International Mountain Climbing School. Winter in the White Mountains simulates high altitude in other areas, and for folks on the East Coast this is a wonderful place to train. The school (located on the 2nd floor of the shop) is... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This is the place to go in town for friendly, knowledgeable service from people that have don it all. If you need gear or advice this is the place.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Excellent, knowledgeable staff, friendly. Wonderful second-hand store in basement. IME has the best selection of climbing gear anywhere!

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Randolph, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

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.

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Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My son and I went climbing with Chris and loved it. We climbed Catheral Ledge and I still can't believe we did!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This school and store have been around for many years. They are professionals and are friendly. We climbed with them several times as far back as 1981 and will go out again this week. I recommend them for both beginners and more advanced climbers.

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