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North Conway - International Mountain Equipment

2733 White Mountain Highway

International Mountain Equipment was founded in 1974 by Frank Simon, Bill Aughton and Paul Ross. In August 1979 Rick purchased I.M.E. from its founders. Since that time I.M.E. has become a legend, and the number one outdoor shop for serious hikers, climbers and skiers in Northern New England. Rick's passion for climbing and his love for big mountains has led him all corners of the globe, including leading his team on the successful 1991 climb of Mount Everest, the first New Englanders to do so. He has led or participated in 38 expeditions world wide with 19 expeditions to the Himalayas.


Keith Thoresz

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
IME is a rare species. It's one of the few dedicated climbing/mountaineering shops in the region. They have new and used equipment. Used gear is great when you don't want to drop full price on an 8000-meter bodysuit that you might use once. IME offers guiding services and stocks hard to find books and guides, including many written by local authors.

rachel stein

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Excellent shop, experienced staff for mountaineering and outdoor adventures. Best outdoor consignment so that all people can enjoy the outdoors without buying new. Recommend stopping in or phoning for advice for any hike or adventure-the staff will make sure you are well prepared. IME is an excellent resource.

Mike Reid

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Awesome place if you are serious about your climbing. Lots of great gear, lots of consignment items, amazing staff.

Jonathan Grazer

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Love shopping here. Great selection with some great deals on used and new hiking gear.

Lee Anne S

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Great store - did not expect to find all that I bought ! Awesome prices.

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