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Address: 2733 Main St, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2014
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Guilford, CT
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Guilford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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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New Hyde Park, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We were up here for the weekend and took a day trip with IMC to go Ice Climbing. My friend and I were total novices. IT WAS AMAZING! Craig our guide was UNBELIEVABLE he was so knowledgeable, and such a great teacher, he had us up and going so quickly. I kind of thoguht it was going to be like... More 

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