Trek to Galehead

  • detail of wheelchair and men on mountain trail

In August of 2000, Northeast Passage took a team of hikers to the Galehead hut in the White Mountains. At the time, it captured a lot of attention and the trek continues to be an adventure NEP is known for.

  • "If you build it, they will come. And they did. Three hikers in wheelchairs and two on crutches, with incredible effort and determination, completed a 9.2 mile round-trip journey this month to the Gale Head hut in the White Mountains. They proved wrong critics who said they would never use the Appalachian Mountain Club facility — the first made accessible for people with disabilities.

    Their journey was aided by UNH’s Northeast Passage, a program run through the Department of Recreation Management and Policy, which provides sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities."  Read More>>

    NY Times Article

    Galehead Video:

    Trek to Galehead (4:24)

    Please contact NEP if you would like to view the full version (Spirit of Galehead – 45 minutes).