The time is here – New Hampshire & Vermont Ice climbs and Mountains are ready for your guided winter ascent. Here at Mooney Mountain Guides we do our part by holding an annual pre -winter guides training day . The theme varies from year to year but one thing is common – frequent meet ups and training with the MMG guides put us all on a similar page when we are working alone or together in the mountains.


New complete anchor

One theme this year was to Yank the Mank on Kinsman Notch Ice Climbs. The guides climbed all of the popular routes at the main area and cut out all the old webbing and replaced with bomber new redundant rope anchors – complete with double links to use when descending the routes.

IMG_0674The Mank – old webbing and tat in need of replacement.


As always another theme for the guides was to ice climb. This is what we love to do climb and ascend ice routes of all types is what we did.


Todd getting into action!!!


Mike working up the center route – tricky crux at the top.


Jim – MMG’s Mountain Master.


Erik – thank you – for prepping all the anchor material.


No down time today – a technical clinic.

Refresh, Renew, Reboot the mind.


Simple Anchors – the connection to ice and the belay.


Erik and Matt


Efficiency when working the Window Munter and One Handed Clove


Mooney Mountain Guides Team.

Thanks to all for joining in.

Big Thanks to Mammut for our new Trion Pro guide pack!!!

Art Mooney