New Hampshire Climbing Guide -- Mountaineering Instructor -- Member of The North Face Climbing Team

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Mark Synnot - AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified
Rock Guide


This course is for those with a significant amount of ice climbing experience. We will tackle more difficult multi-pitch climbs like The Black Dike and Fafnir at Cannon Cliff, Repentance and Remission at Cathedral Ledge, or The Last Gentleman and the Promenade at Lake Willoughby. At this point we'll start to work a lot more on leashless climbing and we’ll talk extensively about its pros and cons and how to decide which style is most appropriate for a given route and your individual climbing ability. There are a lot of different leash and leashless designs, so knowing the different options and their pros and cons will help you to make an informed decision on which setup is best for you.

The advanced level course also focusses on descending safely from ice and alpine climbs, and you'll get extensive experience with placing v-threads and other tricks for getting down safely. Most people taking an advanced class will likely already be doing some leading on their own. Whether you have started or not, getting on the sharp end under the watchful eye of a guide is a great way to refine and hone your technique, anchors, and overall efficiency. The overall objective in the advanced course is to finalize your apprenticeship and get you out climbing safely on your own, without a guide.
Synnott Mountain Guides Climbing Courses
Intro to Mountaineering - 2 day with overnight
Custom Private Mountaineering Program
Mt. Washington Guided Hike
Mt. Washington One Day Winter Ascent
Intro to Mountaineering - 3 day with overnight
Intermediate Mountaineering
Mt. Rainier Prep
Mt. Washington Observatory Overnight
Presidential Traverse
Lion's Head Winter Route Overview
Tuckerman Ravine Winter Climbing Overview
Intro to Rock Climbing
Family Rock Climbing
Cathedral Ledge Overview
Whitehorse Ledge Overview
Custom Private Rock Climbing Course
Advanced Rock Climbing Techniques
Toprope Set-ups
Learn to Lead course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses and Exams
Youth Rock Climbing Overnight Camp June 24-27,2016
Maine - Acadia Rock Climbing
Mt. Katahdin Alpine Rock Climbing
Custom Backpacking Overnight
Custom Private Ice Climbing Course
Intro to Ice Climbing
Intermediate Ice Climbing
Advanced Ice Climbing
Grafton Notch Ice Climbing
Mixed Climbing 101
Aid Climbing Instruction
Introduction to Self-Rescue
Intro to Backcountry Ski
Advanced Backcountry Skiing
Huntington Ravine Gully Skiing
Mt. Washington Avalanche Awareness Course
AIARE Level 1
Cotopaxi Expedition
Mexican Volcanoes Expedition
Aconcagua Expedition