7-21-09 to 7-23-09 Elite Military Training Group

We got another government contract to take 9 highly trained special forces guys climbing for 6 days. This is a very intensive 6-7 days where we take incredibly fit soldiers and teach them to lead rock climb with adaptations for a tactical environment.

On Day 1 we started off at Lost Horizon for some top-roping

On Day 1 we started off at Lost Horizon for some top-roping

Frank and Sara discussed some simple anchoring concepts;

We tried some unlikely climbs to finish the first day...

We tried some unlikely climbs to finish the first day...

On our 2nd Day we did some "assault" style climbing on Whitehorse

On our 2nd Day we did some "assault" style climbing on Whitehorse

On our 3rd Day we went up on Mt. Washington for some more in depth training...

On our 3rd Day we went up on Mt. Washington for some more in depth training...

It was a bit wet on the Huntington Ravine trail making it perfect for this practice...

It was a bit wet on the Huntington Ravine trail making it perfect for this practice...

After our training in the Ravine we hit the summit

After our training in the Ravine we hit the summit

These were some of the most hard-core special forces folks I have ever seen. They are dedicating their lives to our freedoms and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you all for your selfless service and come home safe!

About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and daughter Madalena.
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