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Category Archives: Guides

Guide Spotlight: Mike Maciel

Because inquiring minds want to know this stuff. Because our guides are legends. They’re rock stars. People want to know what they eat for breakfast. What they think and how they feel. They want to know them during the hike as well as after. We decided to pose what we think may be three popular albeit unique questions to Redline Guide Mike Maciel: So, Mike, please […]

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Trail 9 of 11

We can barely keep up with all that our Redline Guides do. Between the trips and adventures they lead, the training they put themselves through, and all that they do on their days off recreating, it’s sometimes a little mind blowing and always impressive, at the very least. This post marks yet another accomplishment. This time it’s Redline Guide Arlette Laan… a.k.a. Apple Pie or just […]

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Epitome of Who We Are

This one episode of Windows to the Wild epitomizes who we are — it exposes our core. This will make our third appearance on Windows to the Wild (see footnote), a staple of the New Hampshire Public Broadcasting Station (NHPBS), hosted by the beloved Willem Lange. And here it is, without further ado: Windows to the Wild: Sectional Hiker – Season 17, Episode 4 » This […]

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Training, Hiking, and Climbing

We had a lot going on this past weekend. It began with a postponement of a Backcountry Ski Tour because… well, no snow. It also ended with a postponement of an Ice Climbing Intro because… well, too much snow (driving considerations forced the change). And snow, the lack or abundance thereof, only started the challenges. The forecast alpine winds and bitter temperatures added to the logistical […]

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Guide Spotlight: Will Murphy

Every now and then we like to turn the spotlight onto one of our guides, asking them three questions. In doing so helping our guests and our readers get to know them better. We selected Redline Guide Will Murphy for this installment because of feedback we received over the summer. One common thread in the observations made by our guests was that Will seems completely at […]

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We’re Five Now

We officially opened our doors on October 17th, 2016. This means we are now five years and one day old — since we didn’t get to this post yesterday. We’re working on becoming six. If we were a human child we would be able to hold a decent and entertaining conversation with an adult right about now, and we’d be headed off to kindergarten, ready to […]

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Guide Spotlight: Jeffrey Shutak

A quick search will reveal a couple of these “Guide Spotlight” posts. And clearly it is time for another. This time we wanted you to get to know Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak a little better. We welcomed Jeffrey to the team on August 15th, 2017, so he’s been contracting with us for a while — almost since the beginning. In this post we are asking Jeffrey […]

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Alpine Guide Course

Over the past nine days Redline Guide Ryan McGuire took a hiatus from guiding in Washington State to continue his professional development and move one step closer to being a card-carrying, fully certified Alpine Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA). The Rocky Mountains in Colorado were a perfect venue for Ryan’s training. Ryan reports that was a heavy focus on short-roping and short-pitching on […]

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Train Station in the Sky

One of the nice things about the 6288′ Mt Washington, despite its crazy weather, is the very infrastructure we love to hate. Cursing right now are the die-hard hikers that, for good reason, feel that planes, trains, and automobiles have no place on the summit of one of their beloved mountains. We won’t argue the point, but we will also play devil’s advocate for a moment. […]

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Guide Spotlight: Ryan McGuire

Busy guiding on Mt Baker (and other mountains in that region like Rainier) this summer Redline Guide Ryan McGuire is pretty busy. But we were able to catch up to him and asked the same questions we asked Arlette last month. Here’s what Ryan had to say: What do you like most about the mountains? I love the alpine environment. Getting above the trees where you […]

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Guide Spotlight: Arlette Laan

Our guides are a big deal. They’re cool, smart, good looking, and really good at what they do. As such, we like to spend some time sharing information about them so that you, dear reader, will appreciate them as much as we do. In this entry we will cast our guide spotlight on Redline Guide Arlette Laan — who’s currently hiking the massive 4700-mile North Country […]

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Trails Day Success, #4

We just finished our Fourth Annual Trails Day and it was again a huge success. This year, under the leadership of the US Forest Service, Saco District, we preformed what was probably our heaviest workout as volunteers. Organizers and supporters for this event, besides us and the USFS, were the NH Trail Workers Group, Rockhopper Races, and Tuckerman Brewing. Redline Guides present were Mike Cherim, Ken […]

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