" The Face of Winter: Ice Climbing, Skiing, and Snowboarding: How climate has shaped the winter landscape of the White Mountains and how it will likely dictate our experiences in the future." Museum Exhibition: March 25, 2014 – March 8, 2015 Museum of the White Mountains Plymouth State University 34 Highland Street Plymouth, NH (603) 535-3210
The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course (SPI)is designed for active climbers who are interested in leading groups (camp, school, scout, gym, etc.) in an outdoor single pitch rock climbing setting. The SPI course is 27 hours long over 3 days. The assessment is a separate 16-hour process over 2 days. The SPI program is designed to enable climbing instructors to 'proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch rock climbing setting.'
Something always brings me back to my first stomping grounds. Despites moving to the Rockies over five years ago, mainly for the climbing, I find myself craving the untracked monsters Quebec has to offer. At first I felt like I had unfinished business there, but as times goes on, I realized it’s just the quality of the climbing that keeps on bringing me back.
Jon Garlough was a Chino. In fact, far as we could tell, Garlough was the Last of the Chinos; a dying breed of mountain men hell-bent on climbing every scrap of available granite hitherto untouched in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He first told me about some new ice lines out near the Captain during the dog days of summer, when cold, clean snow seemed wonderful.