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Monthly Archives: April 2023

Catching the Edge

Catching the edge of the backcountry ski season, we mean. That’s what Redline Guide Phoebe Seltzer did with one returning guest with an east side objective (Tux, of course). We mean “edge of the season” loosely as we have skied through May and into June before utilizing the Eastern Snow Fields, Airplane Gully, and more. But the reality is the things are changing. Traffic is slowing […]

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Voted Best Guides in NH

Checking today’s mail brought about smiles as we learned we were voted Best of NH, 2023 by New Hampshire Magazine — from Yankee Publishing — in the Outfitter/Guides Category. We were selected for this honor as the result of a readers’ poll. In other words, YOU chose us… so thanks! We’re very grateful and will strive to continue giving you our best so to deserve this […]

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Map and Compass Plus

Critical thinking while simplifying complexity, and discovering a usefulness for the skills learned, better allows our students to keep them fresh (plus we give supported homework that is meant to help). These are some of what we strive for in our Wilderness Navigation course. We want our students to be able to think on their feet. Redline Guide Mike Cherim just taught two individuals, each with […]

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Amidst the Mist

We noted in our last blog post that the team ventured to the edge of the mist, everything above it obscured, but didn’t really venture too far beyond that point. Meanwhile, one returning experienced backcountry ski guest also on the mountain, enjoying his own tour with Redline Guide Phoebe Seltzer, pushed further. They entered VertigoLand where ground meets sky at some ill-defined point. Just like a […]

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Overcoming “Up There”

Humans will often fear the unknown. Our imaginations can run wild. New places with new challenges will often equate to new mental foes with which we do battle. There’s no shame in this. It’s completely normal. Especially given some circumstances, it’s entirely expected. To not feel trepidation, in fact, might be a cause for concern in some cases. So, within the context of this blog posting, […]

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Wedding at the Omni

For those looking for something so incredibly civilized it’s absolutely wild, a wedding at the Omni Mount Washington Resort might just meet the requirement. What follows are a couple of scenes from a wedding in said location officiated by Redline Guide and JP, Mike Cherim. This wedding was designated private so the scenery is all we can offer but we did offer our video and photographic […]

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Three Seasons in a Day

As the team powered up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail the day felt like summer. Not only was it fairly warm to begin with, coupled with the exertion of going up with heavy gear, it ended up feeling pretty hot. A sweat-inducing hot. As they rose in elevation, however, spring took over, the heat breezily whisked away. And by the time they landed in the alpine, it […]

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One if by Land, Two if by Ski

This post is another weekend re-cap, albeit for a fairly slow weekend. We just lack material — one guest opting out of photos — so we decided to consolidate the events. Up first was Redline Guide Howard Aronson teaching a full-day Hiking Intro course. Having been out there on the trails for more than a decade, we know he has lots to offer. Next up was […]

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Double Good

Working on her 52 With A View list, taking on the Doubleheads in Jackson brought here two peaks (albeit just one spot) closer to the finish line for our oft-returning guest. It was a gorgeous day, sunny, clear, and unseasonably warm, almost too warm to hike. Yet, despite appearances, the deep snows on the ground told the true story: it’s spring. The team, led by Redline […]

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Skiing Tux and the GOS

Spring backcountry skiing is upon us. Even though snow depths are reducing in the brilliant April sunshine, there’s a ways to go. People know this, and seeing that the whole Presidential Range is in the green (denoting a low danger of avalanches at the time of this writing… see image inset (dated 4/11)), and observations of cracking or avalanching are also reducing, folks are getting after […]

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The Effing Dome

For some hikers it’s Owl’s Head or Isolation. For others it’s Hale or Zealand. Seems like in almost every case there are mountains on the 4000-footers list that people simply aren’t fond of — not their favorites. In the case of Redline Guide Mike Maciel it’s the Carters: Middle, South, and the big one, Carter Dome. They’re all “The Effing Carters” to him. So, long story […]

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Ravine Split-boarding

More and more people come to us every year looking for backcountry skiing instruction and backcountry ski tours — often with teachable moments taking center stage. Many we find just want to get up there and check it out with no agenda in mind. They seek a knowing companion. With respect to avalanche, hangfire, and sliding fall hazards, we’re that companion. As backcountry skiing looks to […]

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