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Address: 2733 Main St, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603 356 7013
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Activities: Leisure education, Mountaineering
Description: In business for 30 years, this prestigious climbing school offers...
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.
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Quality, high end products and staff that know their stuff. They have both new and used/consignment items. If you have any questions, they're eager to help and get you the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quality, high end products and staff that know their stuff. They have both new and used/consignment items. If you have any questions, they're eager to help and get you the right product for your needs.

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Val Morin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I am from north of Montreal Quebec and a few weeks ago I went to North-Conway NH on a hiking weekend. I took the opportunity to go shopping and found that the International Mountain Equipment store had a pair of telemark bindings that I wanted. Back home, I discovered that both bindings were for the left foot. I called Rick... More 

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Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have used International Climbing School four different times. We always have a great guide who is very knowledgeable. As we don't climb often enough to consider ourselves competent on anything that can't be top roped, we love to expand our knowledge with them. It's always a great day! Highly recommend.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a lot of climbing experience in this store. Well worth the stop to check it our and chat with their very knowledgeable staff.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been to the store many times for gear. This is the place to go for new and used technical gear and a helpful, knowledgeable staff. You should definitely check it out (especially if you're a gearhead). As for the school, I ran into the guide Zeb while climbing White Horse. He had a group of kids, and was... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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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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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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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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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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