Thrills and Chills: Ice Climbing over Lake Willoughby

The crown jewel of Willoughby State Forest is Lake Willoughby with its fjord-like presence. Flanked by tall, whale-like mountains surrounding the crystal clear lake, you’ll experience some of the most awe-inspiring views of your life. Willoughby State Forest encompasses three towns, two counties and 7,682 acres of ancient woodlands in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Offering many activities year-round including hiking, primitive camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing, the best way
to fully experience that jaw-dropping scenery is climbing the ice-covered glacier-cut cliffs of Mount Pisgah which rises 2,751 feet on the east side, overlooking the lake.

Allow the experts to introduce and train you in this thrilling sport before tackling the cliffs. Your master guide at Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides will show you the ropes (literally) as you learn to navigate the challenging terrain of Mount Pisgah and the skills unique to ice climbing. They also offer skill training and certification in rock climbing, mountaineering, avalanche education, wilderness medicine and international trekking.

Always remember, comfort awaits you at Highland Lodge to help you unwind from your adrenaline-filledday.

For more information or to book your reservation, visit the Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides website

The best view comes after the hardest climb. ― Anonymous