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Battling Nancy

In a very recent blog post we mentioned that we will gladly guide folks to myriad places… including the New England Hundred Highest peaks. That’s what Redline Guide Ken Hodges was doing just yesterday. Ken was leading a custom tour for a gentleman from Maine, Bob, who is working on that list. Specifically, Redline Guiding is helping him with the trailess summits on that list — […]

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Guided Belknap Range Traverse

We offer guided Presidential Range traverses, as well as traverses along the Franconia Ridge, on the Mahoosucs, over the Kilkenny, through the Sandwich Range, Squam Range, or across any rocky or wooded spine in the White Mountain (or Lakes) region. We will even help you do the incredibly tough “Pemi Loop,” help you bag your 48, your 52, your 67, your 72, even guide you to […]

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Redline Guides Gone Wild

Do you know what’s cool about guiding? We love what we do. Inasmuch that when we’re not working, we still hike and recreate in the great outdoors. This differs from many jobs where one avoids the whole scene unless being forced to go to work. Our guides want to hike! And not just hike — they crush! Let’s take a small glimpse into this season. There […]

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Through the Eyes of Gignoux

“On assignment” describes the undercurrent of today’s half day adventure. Contracted by Alan Gignoux of London, descendent of an 1800s artist who worked in oils, Régis Gignoux, and his friend Jenny, we were to locate a probable location from which the painting (inset, click to enlarge view) was visualized and sketched. The only problem is that the exact view doesn’t actually exist. It was thought that […]

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Hiking the 48 4000-Footers of NH

For many people, hiking is a three-season pursuit. If this is you, your time to shine is starting soon (time to get in shape). Many folks — some call themselves “peakbaggers” — will begin or continue working on their “lists.” Here in New Hampshire that more-than-likely means the 48 4000-footers as identified by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). There are other lists, the New England 67, […]

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Dangerous Separation

Being involved with mountain search and rescue, we have noted some common ground of many misadventures in the White Mountain National Forest. Based purely on our own observations, it seems that those who get lost, become hypothermic, even those who perish, often found themselves in their predicament and unable to help themselves as a result of either being separated from their group or by simply going […]

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Jefferson, Their First President

The First President (and first 4000-footer) for returning guests Rene and Corina, that is. They had trained with us at an earlier date and decided they wanted to put some of those new skills to use. They requested Mt Jefferson, specifically, and in consideration of their ability, fitness, and amazing weather, we were eager to deliver the goods. We put Redline Guide Ken Hodges on this […]

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The Tallest President

Brian came back to us quickly — he told us he would. His last attempt of Mt Washington was thwarted by dangerous high water crossings, some open, others bridged by deteriorating snow. This time the ground conditions where much firmer, and the water levels more normal, so the mission was a success. The leader of this mission, both times, was Redline Guide Álvaro Marques. Here’s what […]

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What Can Go Wrong, May

Most of the rescues in the White Mountain National Forest are done by the victims and the party they are with — self rescues. Others are aided by passersby. More still, never need “rescue” because they just manage to avoid it. They have a close call or scary encounter, a near miss, and that’s it. They live, learn, and move on. Meet Shalla. Shalla is a […]

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February Springs Eternal

What does a person do when they can jump four feet but the crossing is five feet across? In the case of today’s attempt on Mt Washington, Redline Guide Álvaro Marques decided turning around was the best choice, so that’s what he and our guest, Brian, did. Apparently, they weren’t the only ones foiled today by the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, even though, considering the wind forecast, […]

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Two Days on Mt Adams

Redline Guides Carl and Mike had a mission: ascend Mt Adams with guests William and Caitlin as far as Gray Knob — a treeline-situated cabin owned and operated by the Randolph Mountain Club. Once there they would partake in some varied training. (Due to the prior experiences of the guests, Mike felt some basic awareness level avalanche training would be fun and interesting.) The following day […]

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Mt Monroe in Extreme Conditions

The winds above treeline weren’t crazy by the AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds Hut — blowing 30-40 miles-per-hour or so at that location. The temperatures, on the other hand, were an attention-grabbing -20°F, or really close to that, anyway. We could have gone on, and maybe we could have made it if the winds on Mornoe’s summit were manageable. And we were going to try. We […]

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