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 has devoted his entire adult life to climbing - pushing his grade on recreational objectives and working as a professional mountain guide. After a stint in the United States Marine Corp, he was hired as a rock and ice instructor and since has expanded his repertoire to include alpine, skiing and avalanche education. David is an aspirant Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association [AMGA], an American Institute for Avalanche Awareness and Education [AIARE] Course Leader, holds a Wilderness First Responder [WFR] and is a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue Service [MRS] and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue [AVSAR]. In his free time, you will find David blogging, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, sharing micro-brews with friends or in the kitchen working on a new recipe in his home town of Conway, New Hampshire. He resides there with his wife, Michelle, his son, Alex and daughter, Madalena.
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