• We will be outside! So dress in layers appropriate for the season starting with a hat, jacket for rain, wind, cold protection.
  • Hats, gloves, mittens, wind or snow pants, face masks may be appropriate for winter programs
  • Wear comfortable (but not baggy) fitting clothing that you do not mind getting dirty
  • Sneakers/Snow Boots in the winter months (no open-toed sandals, flip-flops, slip-ons or Crocs please)
  • Bring a quart or more of water (water bottle)
  • We may be out in the sun , so bring your hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a snack to keep your energy up
  • A positive attitude willing to choose a challenge that is appropriate for you while supporting your team or group
Remember to sign the electronic Northern Lights Rock And Ice waiver that the Participant (if 14 years or older) AND Parent or Guardian has signed. No one may observe or participate without such a signed waiver. For small groups electronic waivers are available on-site.


Participants will refrain from alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs for the duration of the program. Northern Lights Rock and Ice will exercise the right to terminate the program if participants are found to be under the influence of any substance that impairs judgment or compromises the safety of participant(s) and/or staff. Smoking is not permitted. Northern Lights Rock and Ice is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lock your valuables in your vehicle. No cameras, cell phones, ipods etc will be permitted on the course.


We design our programs to meet the needs and goals of each group we serve. We believe in a principle called “Challenge by Choice” which gives every individual the opportunity to choose the level of challenge they deem appropriate. The physical and  emotional safety of our clients is of the utmost importance to all of us at Northern Lights Rock and Ice. We will not make anyone do anything they do not want to do. If you choose to experience our Challenge Course or Rock and Ice Climbing venues you will be outfitted with state of the art harness, helmet, and other safety equipment and be guided by expert facilitators and instructors.


Meet us at the NLRI cabin behind The Essex Resort and Spa. From Essex Way (exit 10 off of Vt #289 turn onto Freeman Woods Road directly across from The Links Golf Course at Lang Farm. Follow Freeman Woods Road East back to The NLRI log cabin. The NLRI Challenge Course and Climbing structures are clearly visible. Get Directions.


Northern Lights Rock and Ice will provide water for participants. We also encourage each group to bring whatever food and hydration they want.  We often arrange catering for events. Talk to us about options and pricing.


We all have cell phones, PDA’s, MP3 players, and other personal accessories!

Please lock them in your car.


NLRI is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Thanks for understanding that all of these items could compromise safety.