Level 1 AIARE Avalanche Course 2-18 to 2-20

Over President’s Day weekend we were able to have John Kascenska come over from Vermont to co-teach, allowing us to open enrollment to 12 students. We spent the 1st two days at the Highland Center in Crawford Notch with a mixture of classroom and field sessions. On a very chilly President’s Day we toured below Tuckerman Ravine, investigating the snow conditions around Hillman’s Highway and the Little Headwall. I wasn’t too trigger happy with the camera this go around, but here you go!

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One of our attendees was avid outdoorsman and blogger Phil Werner. Phil took close to 200 pics and some video during the course and will be writing a piece associated for the course soon. Check it out on http://www.sectionhiker.com!

Only two courses left this season that are not full! Get the details here:


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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