Rock Climbing Fast Track Program 7/27/13 – 7/28/13

What a fantastic two days! It was obvious from the beginning that Mel & Kyle have a serious adventure streak (Kyle proposed to Melanie on Mount Washington after a summit climb), and they select birthday and anniversary vacation destinations based on what outdoor sports they can do while there… my kind of people! We started off on Day 1 working on Slab/Multi-pitch technique over at Whitehorse Ledge. We climbed 4 pitches of Standard Route before rappelling down, grabbing some lunch, then working on some crack climbing on Beezebub and Seventh Seal.

Day 2 brought us over to Cathedral Ledge where we rappelled the Barber Wall then climbed a very memorable Upper Refuse, followed by a scenic lunch atop Airation Buttress and some top-roping/gear clinics down at the North End to finish the day.

It was a perfect 2 days of climbing, and I’m pretty sure Mel & Kyle are hooked as they were checking our shoes and harness from the store while I was heading home. I’m pretty sure I’ll see them back on the cliffs in the near future!

For information on the Fast Track Program go 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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4 Responses to Rock Climbing Fast Track Program 7/27/13 – 7/28/13

  1. Mel B says:

    Thanks so much for an awesome experience Dave! You already have us hooked…harness, chalk bag, carabiners check! Shoes and some rope are next 😉 Hopefully the next time we are able to climb with you little Alex will be showing us a few good moves!
    P.S: Pics are great!


  2. davidkordmurray says:

    Hi David, I climbed White Horse with you last year. I want to do it again this year — and bring some family and friends. I am thinking of six climbers including myself … a couple of “first timers” but people who are in good shape and strong. How would we do something like that and how much would it cost? We are thinking either the first or second weekend in October. David Murray 949-542-9685

    Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:30:02 +0000 To:


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