Ice Climbing 201

Yesterday I got to take 4 guys ice climbing as the 2nd day of our 3 Day Accelerated Mountaineering Program. They had already spent day one learning the basics of crampon and ice axe use so today we added in some multi-pitch climbing skills and ascended the beautiful Silver Cascade in Crawford Notch. It was quite cool climbing beside open waterfalls on solid ice and hearing the water running near us during much of the day. Despite a very busy weekend we had the climb to ourselves and enjoyed over 1,100 feet of climbing.

Climbing the first of many pitches

Climbing the first of many pitches

Hanging at a belay

Hanging at a belay

Silver Cascade, Crawford Notch

Silver Cascade, Crawford Notch

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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