12-30-09 Mountaineering 201 Course

Justin and Kevin had both taken previous Mountaineering Courses with us so they returned to add to their skills, with ambitions of climbing Mt. Washington and perhaps Rainier in the not to distant future.

We geared up on the auto road of Cathedral Ledge, with a handful of great climbs only a few minutes from the car...

We refreshed some of our lower angle climbing skills...

Justin prepares to climb and Kevin mans the belay...

We talked about and practiced placing ice screws...

Anchored in about 60 feet up our first climb...

Nearing the top of the climb Kevin takes a swing...

Justin finishing the route...

Justin rappels down the steeper North End Pillars...

Kevin follows...

With a top-rope in place we worked on our steeper ice technique...

Justin looking for the next move...

The top of the climb!

Thanks for returning to the EMS Climbing School! You guys are both on your way to reaching your climbing goals, and I hope I can be part of them again!

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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