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Starting Out in the Whites

Every year hundreds if not thousands of people who have never been here come to the White Mountain National Forest to hike. For some they discover the trails and see how accessible our mountains appear to be while here for another reason, while others come here specifically to hike knowing the area’s reputation for stunning natural beauty, often not realizing that the trails can be really […]

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Redline Guide: Howard Aronson

Hoping to help you get to know our mountain guides just a little better, we’d like to offer the following: Howard’s Bio Introduction: Howard grew up in RI, and has lived in Amesbury, Mass., for the last decade. Ever since he was a kid, he loved being outdoors, playing sports, sledding in the winter, and just staying fit. But, he didn’t start hiking until 2012, when […]

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Redline Guide: Álvaro Marques

Hoping to help you get to know our mountain guides just a little better, we’d like to offer the following: Introduction: Born in Portugal, Álvaro, at age 28, started to dedicate more of his time to the outdoors. Since then he has not only explored his own country but has traveled to others looking for new challenges. While living in Spain, he had the opportunity to […]

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Modeling Best Practices

The list on this page was created by Mike Cherim, a Class One Leader, for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and was immediately and unanimously adopted by the New Hampshire Chapter. It is believed that this list is now part of the New Leader’s Welcome Packet. It was felt that the AMC, as an outdoor group, should ensure its leaders always strive to model the best […]

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Redline Guide: Liz Wyman

Hoping to help you get to know our mountain guides just a little better, we’d like to offer the following: Liz’s Bio Introduction: Liz has lived, worked, and played in the White Mountains for the past decade. As a teacher, writer, and naturalist she leads hikes and educational programs for all ages. She has taught environmental science and natural resources to students in middle school, high […]

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Twenty For Two

Take 20% off a Mountaineering on Mt Washington or other guided full day adventure and/or educational course for two or more people. This special, limited-time offer is exclusive of rental gear, food and water, premium and private options, and gratuities, and cannot be combined with other offers. It may, however, be used for two consecutive days of activities! Sign up for our two day program and […]

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Science Behind the Hike

Have you heard the term “just put one foot in front of the other?” This is a psychological helper designed to help us get through the mental challenges of hiking and similar activities, but hiking, mountain walking, or tramping as some say, is so much more than simply plodding along dragging our carcass behind us. There’s actually a science behind how we move. Many if not […]

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Tipping Points on Section Hiker

Philip Werner recently asked Mike Cherim to write an article about giving gratuities to folks who work as mountain guides. He agreed to give his thoughts on the matter and published “How to Tip a Mountain Guide” on Philip’s popular site, SectionHiker. It should be noted that the amounts given are based on Mike’s personal experiences right here in the White Mountains and may or may […]

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In the Sun

The Conway Daily Sun, that is, and we’re in it. We love free advertising and they handled our press release with kindness and I dare say, love. Nearly a quarter page, full-color, top-right position in the middle of the paper with one small insert to mark the middle. Awesome. Here’s what they posted: A new Mt Washington Valley mountain guiding agency opened its doors recently, figuratively […]

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Don’t Wait for the Movie…

Get the book instead. When it’s released, that is (spring, 2018). What book you ask? Well, we’re talking about a book we are sponsoring and will ultimately have a small role in, at least on the research front, and that book is: The White Mountain, 365 Days of Mischief and Adventure on Mt Washington, by renown travel writer and journalist Dan Szczesny (published by Hobblebush Books). […]

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Meet the Redline Team

This is the fine team that will be leading folks into the White Mountains this year. If you check out their bios we’re pretty sure you will quickly realize that whatever you’ll be doing with us this season, you will be in terrific hands. Safe and well-cared for by people who truly know their stuff. There will be more to come about these folks in the […]

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Suunto A-10 Compass Givaway

Putting this out there again since, historically, fall is the slowest time of the year for many things in the guide world, even for people scheduling wilderness navigation courses. We’d love to change this phenomena since fall is, ironically, the best time of the year to do this! The leaves drop and sightlines open up, there are fewer bugs, and it’s just a great time of […]

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