SMG Director Mark Synnott finds a nice line down the Sluice In Tuckerman Ravine on December 29, 2014, while leading an AIARE Level 1 avalanche course. (c) Justin Pieroni
Synnott Mountain Guides is a year-round mountain climbing guide service operating out of New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley. We are your Mt. Washington experts, offering year-round guided ascents, mountaineering courses, ice climbing, Mt. Washington Observatory overnights, Presidential traverses, backcountry ski adventures, and all levels of rock climbing instruction, seven days a week.
Synnott Mountain Guides offers private and group climbing instruction in rock climbing
, ice climbing
, mountain climbing
and backcountry skiing
. We conduct our courses at a variety of different areas including Cathedral Ledge, Whitehorse Ledge, Cannon Cliff, Frankenstein Cliffs, Mt. Willard
and Mt. Webster
. We specialize in winter ascents of Mt. Washington
. Synnott Mountain guides also offers guiding in a variety of areas throughout the US and internationally.
Owner and director Mark Synnott is an AMGA Rock and Alpine certified guide, and a long time member of The North Face Climbing Team. He has completed more than 25 climbing expeditions to various mountain ranges around the world and has established numerous first ascents (please see the About page for Mark's resume and more info on his varied accomplishments). Mark is also a member of The Mountain Rescue Service A-Team.
Synnott Mountain Guides also has several other highly-qualified guides, besides Mark, so whether you're looking for a sunny day of multi-pitch rock climbing
at Cathedral Ledge, a day of ice climbing
in Crawford Notch, or an introduction to mountaineering
, Synnott Mountain Guides has the expertise, local knowledge, and safety record you are looking for.
SMG can take care of all the arrangements for your visit, with suggestions for lodging, transportation, and equipment. The nearest airports are in Portland, Maine (PWM-1.5 hrs. away) Manchester, NH (MHT-2.5 hrs.) or Boston (BOS-3 hrs.).
As professional mountain guides, we are often out in the hills, but please feel free to contact us any time to discuss your mountain climbing goals. We can be reached at 603-733-8416. You can also visit us at our office at:
Ragged Mountain Equipment
279 NH RT 16
Intervale, NH 03845
Anyone climbing with us will receive a discount coupon for use in the Ragged Mountain Equipment retail store next to our office. You'll get 10% off in-store stock and 20% off Ragged Mountain products (some restrictions apply). The retails store carries all manner of clothing and gear for climbing and skiing, with a special emphasis on A-T ski gear. Check out their line of outdoor performance clothing at www.raggedmountain.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Synnott Mountain Guides Climbing Courses:
An AIARE Level 1 avalanche course led by SMG Director Mark Synnott finds 3.6 meter deep snow in Tuckerman Ravine on Dec. 29, 2014. Despite a tough December, snow depths on Mt. Washington are still above average. (c) Mark Synnott