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Making Winter Safer

Day by day, group by group, person by person, we are making winter safer for a lot of hikers. We’re referring to our safety-centric wilderness education programs. Lately this refers specifically to our winter offerings like our Winter Skills and Mountaineering Skills courses. As we move further into the season we should see others begin to happen, too, like our Glacier Skills and our Backcountry Skiing […]

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Top Five Percent

Thanks to our 2016/2017 wedding clients — we thank you so much — we have won the 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® and represent the top five percent of wedding professionals. Or, as WeddingWire puts it: Congratulations! You represent the top 5% of wedding professionals on WeddingWire. The Couples’ Choice Awards® honor the exemplary work you’ve done over the past year and the highly regarded reputation […]

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2018 WFA & WFR Classes

This is just a reminder that our 2018 SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course dates are available and we’re open for registrations now. These offerings are discounted at $149 and $549, respectively. For active status WMNF SAR volunteers, these discounts are extended further (see details in form below). For full details about these courses, check out our Wilderness Medicine page. Click […]

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The Best of 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! As we did last year — offering our readers a condensed list of our best articles of the year — here were are again offering a quick overview of our most popular blog posts, most educational in nature. January, 2017 01/23: Being a Good Hiking Buddy (Steps Toward Being a Good Hiking and Climbing Partner) 01/26: How I Died Hiking (No additional […]

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WFA Student Feedback

Such Awesome Feedback We had a chance to review student questionnaires from some of our recent Wilderness First Aid (WFA) students and we are wicked happy to report extremely positive sentiments. We fully expected this, though. After all, our own experiences with the SOLO School offerings easily matches their positivity. Great teachers, fascinating course work, tons of hands on… what’s not to love? If you’re seeking […]

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Jackson XC in the BC

We are super excited to announce our partnership with the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (Jackson XC) in Jackson Village, NH — having the largest trail network in the East. What’s this all about? Well, it’s front country meets backcountry with Redline Guiding officially becoming the backcountry arm of Jackson XC. Not just Nordic, either, but we also offer Alpine Touring (AT) and these services will also […]

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Another WFR on the Team

A hearty congratulations goes out to Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak for earning his Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification from the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Affectionately referred to as a “Woofer,” not to be confused with the “Woofah” for those earning just the Wilderess First Aid (WFA) certification. It’s awesome that Jeffrey did this. Should any of our guests have a medical situation or injury while […]

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Great Hiker Gift

“Black Friday” is coming, it’s true, but we are here to save you from it if you’ll let us. Here’s the idea: Instead of getting trampled to death in some mall, spend a few minutes on our site, order a gift certificate, then take Friday off and go hiking. In fact, after that extra large monstrosity of a meal you’ll eat Thursday, you’ll probably need a […]

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Continuing Wilderness Medicine

Our association with the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine has gone very well. The feedback we’ve gotten on Facebook and elsewhere has been outstanding. Our students have been elated, to say the least. The vibe. The energy. The awesome subject matter taught by true professionals in a lively, engaging, and well-practiced manner. Our personal experiences from our own trainings match what they describe, too. We get […]

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Another Guide Milestone

We love it when our guides do big things. Redline Guide Ken Hodges just finished summiting the highest 115 peaks in New England — better known as the NE115. This includes 48 mountains in NH, 46 in NY (Adirondacks), 14 in Maine, 5 in Vermont, then two more — Slide and Hunter — again in NY (Catskills). With two friends, Lynn and Celeste, I finally finished […]

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Erik Samia Joins the Team

We’re pleased and excited to introduce our newest member of the Redline Guiding Team, Erik Samia. Erik is a Mt Washington Valley native… born and raised in the mountain area we love most. Thus his knowledge of the area and National Forest is intimate and extensive. That’s a combination of two things we hold dear. Moreover, he excels in multiple disciplines offering a well-roundedness that lends […]

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More Wild First Aid Grads

Well done graduates! Another Wilderness First Aid class we organized for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine just graduated this weekend. A new crop of 28 people that are smarter, better, and more capable than they were before. From now on, whatever they decide to do in the backcountry, they will be better able to do it and do it right. Everyone wins. Our students, their […]

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