“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

- William Blake


Welcome to Winter 2015. Cathedral Mountain Guides is a small crew of professional climbing guides based in North Conway, New Hampshire. We’re also carpenters, grant-writers, sponsored athletes, freelance journalists, backyard farmers, bird hunters, and prolific coffee drinkers. This is our favorite season, and we’re fired-up to share the beauty and excitement of winter climbing and mountaineering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with our clients. Whether you’re chasing an elusive test-piece, or putting on crampons or snowshoes for the very first time, we pride ourselves in knowing how to tailor the experience to make for a memorable, successful, and safe climbing adventure.

This winter, in addition to offering a full spectrum of technical ice climbing and mountaineering courses and private climbs, we’re proudly debuting the “Ladies Only” weekend series taught by our own Alexa Siegel and Janet Wilkinson, as well as teaming up with some awesome non-profits to organize events for college kids and military veterans. What all our programs have in common is that they are staffed by top-notch professionals who are also friendly, inspiring people to learn from.

Please contact us – We’re eager to help plan the climbing adventure that’s right for you.

- Your friends at Cathedral Mountain Guides


Mount Washington summit


CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN GUIDES is a New Hampshire climbing guiding service founded in 2008 by American Mountain Guide Association certified guide Bayard Russell, Jr. and now run in partnership with local guide, accomplished alpinist and Piolet d’Or Recipient, Freddie Wilkinson. Cathedral Mountain Guides seeks to provide safe, high-quality private technical climbing experiences in the White Mountains and Northeast region. The safety and wellbeing of both clients and guides is our first priority, every day we operate.