The Hamel Sisters

Last year I took Ray Hamel on his first outdoor rock climb; see August 2009 in archives. This year Ray’s younger sisters came along as well for their first outdoor climb. While Conrad took Ray over to Cathedral I got to take the girls up Whitehorse to Lunch Ledge.

These girls were great rope-mates and did a tremendous job climbing 600 feet on their very first outdoor rock day! Let’s get the whole family out together next time!

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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