Art’s true passion is climbing and skiing. For over 40 years he has be an active climber with 25 of those years as a working mountain guide. Art is one of the most experienced rock and ice climbing guides in the New England area. Personal and guided trips have taken him on rock climbs, ice ascents, mountain climbs, and ski tours all over the world.
Art started climbing in 1979 on the cliffs and mountains in New Hampshire. Rock, ice climbing, and skiing has lead to travels and adventures all over the world. Art specializes in high end sport climbing, long multi pitch rock routes, and technical ice climbs locally and when traveling.
Art entered the guiding profession in 1995. In 2001 he was the tenth American to be certified with the American Mountain Guides Association as a full IFMGA mountain guide. Art proudly continues his guide work in NH with Mooney Mountain Guides. Art is a visiting guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and is a member of the American Mountain Guides Association Instructor Team working as a guide trainer and examiner.
Each year the AMGA recognizes and honors guides for an outstanding achievement or a lifetime of work. The AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Art in 2019 and the AMGA Guide of the Year Award presented to him in 2014.
Art continues his guiding and enjoys sharing each day with guests on any climb. He enjoys sharing knowledge of the climbs and areas, teaching movement and technical knowledge, and sharing a fun and exciting experience with you on a climb.
Art is the founder of Mooney mountain Guides and an AMGA Mountain Guide/IFMGA Licenced Guide