Sometimes there’s no way we can keep up with trip reports. Just too much going on. We’re not complaining at all, but we are having to consolidate the weekend’s activities into a single post. So, without further ado, here we go:
Friday: Guide-Ready Navigation Class
Redline Guide Mike Cherim taught one student Wilderness Navigation helping him prepare for the oral boards on his NHF&G guide exam. Were we able to help him navigate those particular waters? Well, we hope so.
Friday: Frostnippy on Adams and Madison
While Mike was teaching Redline Guide Ken Hodges was pulling out all the stops helping a returning gusts work on his GRID (all 48, every month) taking on and summiting Mts Adams and Madison — now with fourteen peaks to go! On the day they did this they noted a calmer-air window and took it. It was very, very cold… frost nip cold (-11 at the trailhead), but they got it done.
Saturday: Mt Washington Redux
The next day found Redline Guide Ryan Mcguire on Mt Washington leading a returning guest. She had been with us once already this year but on that day they were unable to summit (thanks to the weather). This trip was all about redemption. And speedy redemption at that completing the entire hike in a little over six hours, despite fierce winds at the summit.
Saturday: Preparing for the Icy Rock Pile
While Ryan was doing his thing on Mt Washington (in record time, we might add), Redline Guide Pat Ferland was co-leading with Mike Cherim teaching Winter and Mountaineering Skills to a large group of people with a thing or two in common… like all attempting Mt Washington the next day, and eight of them being related.
Sunday: Making InRhodes on Washington
Yesterday’s training led entirely to this trip today. On the job were Redline Guides Ken Hodges and Ryan Mcguire. Together it was their job to lead eight able- and now-trained-bodies up Mt Washington via the Lion Head Trail (via the quasi technical winter route), and back again. Upon reaching Lion Head three members decided to call it. It is, in fact, very physical, and very demanding, they were satisfied with what they done. Ken led them down. It was then up to Ryan to get the remaining five the rest of the way to the top and back down safely. And this he did.
Sunday: One More for Washington, Please
We mentioned in the caption above that Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak was just behind Ryan’s group and stuck in a log jam on the way down, per se. Jeffrey was guiding another fellow who originally came to know of us through a chance meeting on a hike on Kearsarge North (one of the 52WAV) with, well, Jeffrey… so it made sense Jeffrey would guide him. Spoiler alert: They, too, made it to the summit on the mountain. Yes!
Sunday: Prep for Horsing Around in Patagonia
While the aforementioned teams were on Mt Washington enjoying an incredibly nice day, Redline Guide Mike Cherim was working with a private student returning a third time for even more in-depth navigational help. She is preparing for a ~250 mile overland journey/race through Patagonia on horseback. The race is this week! We wish her luck.
Guides, Students, Guests: Amazing job, everyone! Thank you for choosing Redline Guiding.