Gear to Help you Seek the Peak: What to Bring When You Hike Mount Washington

Planning to hike for a good cause? Even when you’re taking to the trails to raise funds, make sure you’re sufficiently prepared.

By helping raise money for the Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) through Seek the Peak, the organization makes sure you’re set up to climb by giving participants many of the pieces needed to complete the journey.

Seek the Peak hikers receive several great incentives for raising as little as $200! And, no, it’s not too late to sign up! But, climbing Mount Washington (or a similar objective) is a big goal, and along with their suggestions, you’ll want to round out your equipment with a few items from this list:

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Keep your feet dry and blister free while you work your way up through the Tuckerman or Ammonoosuc Ravine. Their merino wool is the key to wicking away sweat and avoiding hot spots; plus, its temperature-regulation qualities keep your feet cool in the heat and help them stay warm, even when wet, if it cools down – a definite possibility on the Northeast’s tallest peak. Darn Tough are – well – pretty darn tough, but if you ever have a problem with them, send them back to their Vermont headquarters to take advantage of the best warranty in the business.

Camelbak Antidote Reservoir

The best way to stay fully hydrated during a tough hike is to have water easily accessible. Making this as simple as reaching over your shoulder to take a sip, Camelbak reservoirs are designed for drinking lots of water, which is important during a climb like Mount Washington.

AMC White Mountain Guide

This Appalachian Mountain Club package puts together all the crucial points you need to know when hiking in the Whites: a comprehensive guidebook with information on any trail you could take, along with maps covering the entire region and showing you exactly where all the trails, peaks, shelters, trailheads, and more spots can be found. Don’t leave home without knowing what to expect, and never hike without a map – you never know when you’ll need it!

Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper

Keep your fingers crossed that you won’t need it, but always be prepared during a serious hike for anything from a medical emergency to a blister on your toe. As you don’t want to be caught off guard when something happens, the AMK Day Tripper gives you exactly what you need for first aid on a day-long adventure.