Private Rock Climbing with Ty & Maria

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing Floridians Ty & Maria to rock climbing in New Hampshire. This adventurous couple had a great sense of humor and positive energy through-out our day. We climbed 4 pitches on Whitehorse, rappelled the Barber Wall, and finished up Upper Refuse in the afternoon.

Walking up to Whitehorse Ledge

Walking up to Whitehorse Ledge

A low flying military C-130?

A low flying military C-130?

Looking down Pitch 2 of Beginners Route

Looking down Pitch 2 of Beginners Route

Looking down Pitch 4

Looking down Pitch 4

During our descent

During our descent

Our scenic lunch spot with Whitehorse Lunch in the background

Our scenic lunch spot with Whitehorse Ledge in the background

Rappelling the Barber Wall

Rappelling the Barber Wall

Pitch 2 of Upper Refuse

Pitch 2 of Upper Refuse

Looking down pitch 3 of Upper Refuse

Looking down pitch 3 of Upper Refuse

It seemed to be quite a memorable day for both and I’ll remember their cheerfulness even as I introduced them to a hanging belay on a crowded Upper Refuse. Hope to see you both up here again sometime!

I also just finished two days with YMCA Camp Frost Valley and will have pics from that posted soon! Heading back out tomorrow for another 2 person private rock climbing lesson and the weather for the 4th of July looks awesome!

Happy 4th of July everyone! See you in the mountains!

-NEAlpineStart

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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