Northeast Passage Gears Up
for Second Round of Outdoor Adventures
Events Raise Funds and Awareness
Contact: Keely Ames
Jan. 11, 2006
DURHAM, N.H. -- Northeast Passage’s Mountains to Marshes Trilogy
of Challenge is New England’s premier three-sport, three-season
accessible outdoor adventure. After a successful inaugural year,
Northeast Passage is gearing up for its second round of events in
The first event is the Highland Loppet (Norwegian for “long
trip”). The Loppet is a two-day cross-country ski endurance
challenge. This is an accessible event for those with disabilities
and those without. Skiers will set out from the Eagle Mountain House
in Jackson, NH on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10:00 am. This roughly 25-kilometer
mountain course will use the Jackson Ski Touring Center’s
trails. Participants will return to the Eagle Mountain House for
dinner, entertainment and accommodations. Skiing will begin again
on Monday morning with the event wrapping up around 3:00 pm. Skiers
have the option of staying for Sunday only (with dinner optional).
Participants will enjoy a weekend of recreation and relaxation while
raising money and awareness for Northeast Passage’s adaptive
programs. Each skier is asked to secure pledges or donations.
Mountains to Marshes also includes Point Paddle (kayaking in June)
and Three Notches (biking in September).
Northeast Passage is a self-funded program of the University of
New Hampshire’s School of Health and Human Services, and is
an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA. Northeast Passage develops
and delivers innovative, barrier-free recreation and health promotion
programs. All proceeds from these events directly benefit Northeast
The Highland Loppet is presented by Martin’s Point Healthcare
and WFNX radio.
For more information on how to participate in the Highland Loppet
or any of Northeast Passage’s programs, call (603) 862-0070
or visit http://www.nepassage.org.