For most people, climbing the Northeast’s second-highest peak is enough of a challenge. But for those who want to push themselves a little more, there’s the Mount Adams Challenge.
The trail and mountain running website FarNorthEndurance.com recently ran a story about the Mount Adams Challenge, in which runners and hikers see if they can climb New Hampshire’s 5,793-foot Mount Adams in under 2:10. The route is 5.3 miles long with an elevation gain of nearly 4,500 feet. The challenge is a partnership between the White Mountain Cafe and Bookstore and the SAaLT Pub, both in Gorham, New Hampshire. Anyone who completes the challenge (which costs nothing) can receive a free latte at the cafe and a free beer at the pub.
Makes you wonder what other Northeast mountains would be good candidates for similar challenges.