The Denali Challenge is designed for adventurous people who are fit. On August 11 to 13, 2017, Waterville Valley Five Summit Challenge hikers can take on five peaks in one weekend.
The peaks have a combined elevation equaling that of Denali, the highest Mountain Peak in North America. Plus there are guided hikes for families and kid's activities.
Within the mountains that surround Waterville Valley exist a number of New England's highest peaks. The Denali Challenge will be to hike five of these peaks in one weekend. The ultimate challenge is to hike the five peaks equaling 20,000 feet (Denali is at 20,328') and claiming the title "Alive after five". This year hikers will be able to choose from a number of different peaks for the five mountains they will climb. Participation in the weekend is free and everyone is welcome. Whether you're an experienced hiker looking to master all five peaks, or just looking to join the fun, there is something to fit all abilities and ages. The event is free. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Please e-mail email@example.com to pre-register.
Hike any five of the following peaks to achieve 20,000’ (or a sixth peak if elevation is needed).
North Peak Tripyramid (4180)
Middle Peak Tripyramid (4140)
South Peak Tripyramid (4100)
Mt. Osceola (4340)
Mt. Osceola East (4156)
The Scaur (2200)
Goodrich Rock (2200)
Noon Peak (2976)
Jennings Peak (3460)
Hikes can be done on Saturday and Sunday, but hikers can choose to get one of the mountains out of the way on Friday. We do encourage a warm up hike on Friday to one of the many scenic outlooks in Waterville Valley.
Registration is from 6-8PM in the Town Square next to the info booth. Hikers will receive a welcome goody bag, t-shirt and hiker card.
10am Family Hike to Cascades-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided. Hikers bag 2 or 3 peaks.
10am Family Hike to Goodrich Rock-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided.
Hikers finish 5 peaks and turn in finished cards at the Info Booth in Town Square.