2 Day Winter Mountaineering Course

I had the pleasure of taking brother’s Chris and Greg on their first few climbs as they quickly discovered their new passion for ice climbing and mountaineering. We started the first day at the North End of Cathedral Ledge, working on the basics of crampon and ice ax use, belaying, rappelling, and more. On day 2 we headed up to Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch, and climbed the classic 700 foot “Cinema Gully”. After rappelling part way down Hitchcock Gully we were treated to a great 600 foot glissade back to the train tracks. These guys were soaking up the experience, and I look forward to climbing with them again!

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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  1. Pingback: 2 Day Private Ice Climbing | David Lottmann's Guiding Blog

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