NORTH CONWAY – The Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) announces its 22nd Seek the Peak, the non-profit weather station’s largest annual fundraiser.
All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to raise funds, set goals and win materials, all to support the work of the observatory. Sign up at seekthepeak.org to get started.
For the past 22 years, thousands of hikers have summited Mount Washington in mid-July during Seek the Peak weekend, showing their love for the northeast’s tallest peak and providing vital support to the observatory – supporting ongoing science and research, and one of America’s oldest alpine weather and climate records.
In the expanded format introduced last year, MWOBS invites returning and new participants to select a self-directed outdoor choice challenge, set a fundraising goal, share their personalized fundraising page with their friends and family and, finally, to celebrate their accomplishment on Saturday July. 16 at the observatory’s Mount Washington Adventure Expo.
The exhibit, which takes place at Great Glen Trails at the base of Mount Washington, is open to all Seek the Peak attendees and the general public from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
It provides opportunities to interact with MWOBS weather watchers, leading branded outdoor gear experts showcasing their favorite products, area nonprofits sharing their outdoor expertise, and like-minded individuals. ideas in a dynamic outdoor environment.
“Seek the Peak is a peer-to-peer fundraiser that contributes to a significant portion of Obs’ annual budget, supporting our work in mountain meteorology, weather, climate and education,” said Stephanie Fitzgerald, Director of the development of MWOBS.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our 90th year atop Mount Washington thanks to the longevity and determination of our supporters.”
“Seek the Peak has become a highly anticipated summer gathering and celebration of New Hampshire’s outdoor community, bringing together avid hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, kayakers and runners in an inspiring setting on the doorstep. of the northern presidential channel,” Fitzgerald said.
“All of our participants share an inner fire for seeking and finding adventure in the White Mountains, and they rely on our staff’s mountain forecasts to help the community plan safe backcountry outings, whether they head above the treeline or along a trail or waterway in lower elevations.
All levels of participation are welcome, from the seasoned pioneer looking to climb Mount Washington to the new explorer eager to experience the White Mountains. Participants are encouraged to register at seekthepeak.org and personalize their fundraising page, outlining the outdoor activity they plan to do during the Seek the Peak weekend. Self-guided outdoor adventure options in the White Mountains will be highlighted in the observatory’s Seek the Peak guide, helping visitors use the area’s natural resources safely and responsibly.
The July 16 exhibit will feature music, a vendor village and food trucks. Participants will be rewarded for their fundraising efforts with prizes and a gift of equipment.
Head over to seekthepeak.org to sign up today and start earning gear through monthly giveaways.
About Mount Washington Observatory:
The Mount Washington Observatory is a private, not-for-profit, member-supported institution whose mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the observatory has monitored the elements from its weather station atop Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and education. For more information, call 603-356-2137 or visit mountwashington.org.