For 35 years I’ve been hiking and climbing in the Franconia Notch NH area. I’ve got to say each day in the notch is always fresh and exciting. My work as a NH climbing guide is fantastic, I am one lucky guide to be given the opportunity to showcase my favorite rock, ice and mountain climbing areas to my guests and today my friends at Mammut.
This month is known to climbers as Sendtember. These days bluebird skies, crisp temperatures, low humidity all add up to perfect conditions for climbing the rock.
Our first objective comes into view. The sunlit Eagle like head of the Eaglet Spire is one wild location to sit upon. Three pitches of varied climbing will take us to the top.
Bill into the business part of the climb. A scrappy chimney with three cruxes must be overcome to gain the summit.
Photo taken on the tiny summit of the Eaglet Spire.
Today was a meet up with my good friends at Mammut. Bill (CEO US) and Grib (Marketing Manager) drove to the notch from Vermont, the Mammut US office. What a perfect location for this business meeting between Mooney Mountain Guides and Mammut. The location is spectacular and can certainly induce the mind for creative ideas with products, testing, custom events, sales and marketing.
Bill enjoying a fine pitch of climbing on the Flatiron. This seldom visited formation has one of the best 5.8 pitch of climbing in NH.
Salt Packed Pig Sac 5.8!!!
Grib is in Mammut style showcasing some absolutely fine outdoor products as he moves fluidly up the beautiful granite face of the Flatiron.
Grib rappelling down the steep south face of the Eaglet Spire.
It was a brilliant day in Franconia Notch, a twofold day with one main part being the passion of rock climbing and the other part a meeting working on my amazing career, a NH climbing guide. A Mammut – Mooney goal of today is moving upward, providing guidance and expertise to folks entering into the mountain environment.
Mammut products certainly stand above and lead one to success on adventures.
Thanks to Bill and Grib for teaming up with me on this day.
Art Mooney AMGA/IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide