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. is a clearing house for guides, services, gear retailers, and for sharing with friends.  We’ve climbed with the owner, Dan, and he’s a great guy with great ideas.  Pay his site a visit and register.

Equipment from Companies that Support Us:

Core Third Solar


Millet  Their Trilogy series of equipment is top notch. I swear by the Trilogy Down Hoody, Synthesis down hoody, Roc Ice Alpine soft shell, and the Track Jacket.  I live in those things all winter.

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 everyday.

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.

The Mountain Bureau  Mark Allen

Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides  Emilie Drinkwater and Jesse Williams. The most humble guides and climbers you will ever meet.

Alpine Logic  Silas Rossi

Ascent Climbing Nate McKenzie

Extreme Alpine Geoff Unger

Mooney Mountain Guides

Adventure Spirit Guides Kel Rossiter

Greenfield Community College’s Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP)


Bigfoot Mountain Guides: Ryan Stefiuk’s blog.  He’s a good guy and a solid guide.

Peak Rescue Institute:  Technician and Specialist level programs for climbers, guides, ski patrollers, lifeguards, fire fighters, paramedics, SF Operators, and anyone else interested.

Rescue Response Gear: an equipment purveyor that has an extensive video program called the rigging lab.  They do a fine job and carry the finest equipment from Petzl and Metolius.  When you call, ask for Lance.

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