Climbing School Instructor & Guide, North Conway
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David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries).
After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor.
He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service.
When David isn’t out climbing or guiding people on the cliffs, he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and their dog, Bear.
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
- AIARE Level 3
- AIARE Level 2 Course Leader
- NH Mountain Rescue Service
- Wilderness First Responder