Winter Has Arrived in the Northeast...
Crisp breezes slip through the valleys and a thin veil of snow enshrouds the higher peaks. Winter has arrived! Now is the prime time to book your Winter 2014 ice and alpine adventures in the Northeast. We're ready for it and looking forward to sharing the mountains, cliffs, and crags of the region with you this season. Whether you're considering the ice and alpine to be had this winter or looking further ahead toward the spring and summer seasons, consider the possibilities ahead...
Let us know what calls out to you and we'll work to make it happen!
AIARE Level 1—January 10-12th, 2014
This course is vital for all aspiring alpine/ice climbers, backcountry ski/boarders, and winter travelers. Our 3-day course runs January 10-12th, 2014 and will be based out of Crawford Notch and Pinkham Notch, NH. You can learn more about the AIARE Level 1 curriculum by clickingHERE and you can learn more about our course specifics by clickingHERE. Stay alive, be "avi savvy", and look out for the skier/boarder/climber you love!
Welcome to Ice Events—Jan 18+Feb 9th, 2014
Ice climbing is the natural transition from rock if you're living in the wintery Northeast or looking to explore the universe of alpine climbing. Our Guide Team is laying out the "Welcome" doormat for you this winter. On January 18th we'll be based out of Smugglers Notch, VT and shifting over to the North Conway, NH area for February 9th. You bring the ice ambitions and we'll provide all the necessary ice climbing equipment, along with valuable technique tips and movement coaching. This course is a all-day experience that is full-value at only $125/pp. You can find some details about the ice experience here. Connect with us now to move your climbing into the winter world!
Denali Skills Sharpener—March 29-30th, 2014
Since the early years of Alaskan alpine exploration, the mountains of the Northeastern US have factored in big as a formidable and valuable training ground. During this two-day training clinic we'll make the most of this terrain. Day one we'll focus on snow anchors, and crevasse rescue techniques. Day two we'll explore effective technique in steep snow terrain, fixed line travel, and roped travel techniques. We'll overnight at the Huntington Ravine Harvard Cabin and use the evening hours to explore topics of participant choosing. You can elect to attend one or both days of the clinic. Cost is $135 per day or $250 for both days. For details contact us.
Pushing Our Own Learning Forward
All of the Adventure Spirit guides believe that continuing learning is a vital and enjoyable aspect of being an effective guide and instructor. With that in mind, this past season Nathan Fry completed his American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Rock Instructor Course, Josh Bossin completed the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructor Course, and Kel Rossiter successfully passed his AMGA Alpine Guide Exam, becoming a Certified Alpine Guide. We look forward to sharing what we've learned with you!
Mammut + Adventure Spirit: The Perfect Fit
Mammut is a purveyor of high-quality climbing gear with its US base in Vermont and Adventure Spirit is a Vermont-based guide service that provides high-quality climbing experiences around the globe, so Lead Guide Kel Rossiter's role as a Mammut Athlete/Guide Ambassador is a perfect fit. Check out some of Kel's recent Mammut Blog Posts to get the latest greatest on how he's putting this quality gear to the test.
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