9-4-09 Discover Rock Climbing Course

Kellen and his father Ron made the short trip from Gorham, ME to try rock climbing today. They could not have picked a better day to be out in the White Mountains! After endless weeks of rain we have been blessed with some great sunshine and dry weather! Since it was supposed to a be a warm day we headed for Square Ledge in Pinkham Notch. Other than a few hikers and one intriguing musician we had the cliff to ourselves! No bugs, no crowds, no humidity… couldn’t get much better than that! We climbed the West Face, The Chimney, and finished on The Brain. It seemed everyone had a good time and I certainly hope to see Ron and Kellen again… their enthusiasm for a new adventure is contagious!

Enjoy the slideshow, and if you’ve followed my blog I apologize for the repeat use of this Cold Play song… but it seems to fit these slideshows pretty well. I am open to some instrumental suggestions!

Don’t forget to select “HD” and full screen for better viewing! HD may not be available for 15 minutes.

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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