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^MtnMike^
01-29-2006, 11:48 AM
Just looking for some info on good basic/intro mountaineering classes offered in the Conway area. I know a few places in the area offer them, just wondering if any one had any personal experience with any of these places? Recommendations/suggestions?

EDIT: I'll include, southern and western Maine.

Thank you!
^MtnMike^

giggy
01-30-2006, 11:52 AM
I have had good interactions with both IMCS and Chauvin Guides. I have also heard good things about Mooney MT Guides. They are all good most likely, and cost about the same.

percious
01-30-2006, 11:59 AM
What kind of classes are you specifically? Avalanche? Roped climbing? Winter Backpacking?

Giggy's advice is right on for any of the above.

I know that the AMC does offer some of these things at a price significantly less than that of the private guides.

-percious

cbcbd
01-30-2006, 01:03 PM
From a recommendation here I did some things with Acadia Mountain Guides. They had a 2 day intro to mountaineering course in december that cost $160, but I don't think they have any dates set up for that right now.
They were excellent.

^MtnMike^
01-30-2006, 04:57 PM
What kind of classes are you specifically? Avalanche? Roped climbing? Winter Backpacking?

Technical skills mainly (ice climbing basics, self-arrest, roped climbing, etc). Basically any skill that it probably wouldn't be wise to teach yourself from a book (i.e. without a experienced teacher to tell you if you are doing it right).

I'll check out the services mentioned by you and others.
Thanks! :)
^MtnMike^

Woody
01-30-2006, 05:21 PM
Mike,

I've had great experiences with IMCS. I have also done some technical ice climbing with EMS guides and been very happy as well.