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.
Springlocker.com 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 http://www.corethird.com
Millet http://www.millet.fr/en/ 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 http://www.sterlingrope.com/c/climbing
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 www.jhmg.com Grand Teton Range, Wind Rivers, Cody Ice, WY; Moab, UT; Boulder, CO; City of Rocks, ID & Red Rock Canyon, NV.
The Mountain Bureau http://www.mountainbureau.com Mark Allen
Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides www.cloudsplitterguides.com Emilie Drinkwater and Jesse Williams. The most humble guides and climbers you will ever meet.
Alpine Logic www.Alpine-Logic.com Silas Rossi
Ascent Climbing www.ascentclimbing.net Nate McKenzie
Extreme Alpine www.geoffungermountainguide.com Geoff Unger
Mooney Mountain Guides www.mooneymountainguides.com
Greenfield Community College’s Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) http://web.gcc.mass.edu/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.