Equipment from Companies that Support Us:

Core Third Solar


We proudly use Sterling Ropes.  When I buy ropes, I still buy Sterling Ropes.

Sterling Rope

Hyperlite Mountain Gear I use the Ice 2400 pack or the new Prism Pack everyday.

Cold Cold World Packs If you want a pack for a lifetime of use get these from Randy.

Other Guide Services and Climbing Schools  and Outdoor  Programs We Work With. We are proud of these affiliations, and recommend their services:

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Grand Teton Range, Wind Rivers, Cody Ice, WY;  Moab, UT;  Boulder, CO; City of Rocks, ID & Red Rock Canyon, NV. Matt is a Senior Guide at JHMG.

Alpine Logic  Silas Rossi

Ascent Climbing Nate McKenzie

Knowledge: Rope Rescue Where to #seekqualifieddestruction for the right training.

Corvus Professional: My friend and climbing partner Mike “D-Ring” Lackman is also a career firefighter.  He has spent over twenty years building his knowledge base. After dragging him around the mountains and listening to Matt talk some smack, he has been able to whittle it down to what matters.  Adaptability is what is important, and Corvus can help from 13mm rope operations for the fire service to fast and light SRT with 8mm technora.

Peak Rescue Institute:  NFPA Technician and Specialist level programs for climbers, guides, ski patrollers, lifeguards, fire fighters, paramedics, SF Operators, and anyone else interested. Certainly Fire Service Heavy. If you want to learn heavy rope rescue, this is the place to go.  On a few occasions, Matt has been an instructor here and has worked some general Technician programs, and some special ones for the US Marine Corps SOTG.

Friends and Affiliations

American Mountain Guides Association: American Guide Training, Education and Certification.  The only real option for guide training/certification and instructor qualification.  RMG is a provider of AMGA SPI and CWI Courses and Exams

Prime Climb: Connecticut’s Premier & Original Indoor Climbing Facility

Ragged Mountain Foundation: Preserving Connecticut’s High and Wild Places.  Local Access Fund Affiliate

Access Fund: Access and Lobbying for climbers

Mohonk Preserve: The Gunks!

Mt Washington Avalanche Forecast Center

Mountain Athlete: Strength and Conditioning for climbers/guides/skiers/mountain generalists. Good stuff for increased workload capacity.

Bagels Plus NH: The best bagels in northern New England.  The owners Frank and Carol-Ann are friends and the business is climber owned.  Bonus: they are the only early morning option for breakfast in North Conway.  Perfect breakfast stop for alpine starts for Mt Washington climbs.  Check them out.

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