The past few weeks has been a pretty amazing guiding time for me. Very fortunate comes to mind, as my work as a guide brings me in contact with so many positive, energetic and interesting guests.

This photo blog shows just that – in the course of my recent work with Mooney Mountain Guides our guests, family members and friends have been turned on to adventure climbing events in amazing New Hampshire places. The climbing is plentiful and  varied whether we are on skis, on the ice, or ascending a mountain. Smiles are plentiful with suffering common too – but one thing we all commonly enjoy, is reaching for the top!!!

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Emmett taking on a serious look.IMG_1605Brother Mike, and nephew Emmett on the ice for the day.

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Margie and Dylan – on an exciting adventure – out of the normal routine!

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Roland buffing out his ski touring skills to prep for the Haute Route.

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Conditions were icy but we made the best of a sunny day and had a full mountain tour.

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Long time guest Aubrey getting after the steep ice at the Flume.

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Aubrey is a technician on the ice and mixed – armed with Petzl Ergo tools and footed with Boreal Ice shoes.

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Laurie – a mother, a professional, a mountain traveler, and now an ice climbing addict.

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Laurie and I had three amazing days sampling ice climbs in the notches of NH.

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Laurie – mixing it up from ice to the stone.

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Lisa and Sylvain drove south from Montreal to ski tour on Mt Cardigan. We had an absolute blast spending the day together.

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The ski tour turned into a mountain climb – with grand smiles on top of the summit.

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Mike has been with MMG for twelve years – it all started with skiing. He brings his entire family on some events but this one was just for him. Steep ice was our goal and we had at it.

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Two sunny but cold days one at Crawford Notch and the other at Newfound Lake.

Thanks to all of you for climbing with me – it has been a pleasure and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Art Mooney