About Us

  • CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN GUIDES is a New Hampshire-based guide service...

Founded in 2008 by Bayard Russell, Jr. and now run in partnership with local guide, accomplished alpinist and Piolet d’Or Recipient, Freddie Wilkinson, and AMGA certified Rock Guide & Ice Instructor, Grant Simmons. We are proud to include Janet Wilkinson, Keith Sidle, Kelsey Rex, Krystina Maixner, and Preston Huett as staff guides.

Cathedral Mountain Guides seeks to provide safe, high-quality private technical climbing and mountaineering experiences in the White Mountains and Northeast region. The safety and well being of both clients and guides is our first priority, every day we operate. Our guides include some of the Northeast’s best climbers, but more importantly, they share a laid back, positive approach to climbing and teaching developed through years of sharing a rope with one another. Cathedral Mountain Guides offers unique single source access to an incredible wealth of experience.

Bayard Russell - New Hampshire Climbing Guide

Bayard Russell – Founder, Partner, & Guide
Guiding since 2003

Freddie Wilkinson - New Hampshire Climbing Guide

Freddie Wilkinson – Partner & Guide
Guiding since 2002

Grant Simmons – Partner & Guide
Guiding since 2012

Janet Wilkinson - New Hampshire climbing guide

Janet Wilkinson – Guide
Guiding since 2004

Keith Sidle –   Guide
Guiding since 2011

Kelsey Rex – Guide
Guiding since 2021

Zack Cleary – Guide
Guiding since 2017