The American Mountain Guides held the Ice Instructor Course last week in Crawford Notch NH. This course is a 5 day ice guiding course designed to train alpine guides and ice guides who are in the guide program. The course focus is on the guides movements skills, and on the guidance and movement of clients on a wide variety of ice and snow climbs.
Marc Chauvin, Silas Rossi and I instructed 9 students during the week. Over half the students were visiting guides from Colorado and the remainder were locals from New England and New York. I always enjoy showing the western guides our fantastic climbing areas. New England is a hidden gem in the climbing world.
Silas at the AMC Highland center getting our program started.
Mike leading up the East Slabs of Mt Willard.
Outdoor writer Rob taking the team up Frankensteins Standard Route.
Petra Cliffs owner – Mammut ambassador Andrea on the Chia Pillar.
Sea of Ice.
The instructors Silas Rossi, Art Mooney, Marc Chauvin.
Thanks to all the students for their commitment to education as a guide.