committee / mountaineering

Mountaineering Leaders

We'd love to have you come climbing with us and welcome you to the group.

Our trip leaders and instructors would like to introduce themselves…
(although some are a little bashful to be on this page)


Bonnie's Roof, 5.9, The Trapps, Shawangunks, NY,
(a popular climbing area since 1935) Nov. 8, 2009
Jed Eliades
Been climbing for over 50 years on numerous crags and mountains throughout the United States.  Ran classes in climbing, back country skiing, and mountain safety for the Dartmouth College Experiential Education Program for 15 years and have been leading climbs and classes for the NH AMC for many years.  Certified as a Single Pitch Climbing Instructor by the American Mountain Guides Association.  Past Chair of the NH AMC Mountaineering Group.

Crevasse Rescue Workshop
Gunstock, NH, April 2008
Jim Kent
AMC Trip Leader, Mountaineering Leader, Winter School Instructor, Director/Instructor Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Workshops - His focus is more with snow and ice.

Joe Dorsheimer on the Summit of Athabasca, Canadian Rockies July 2012
Joe Dorsheimer

Kathleen Upton at Rumney, NH
Kathleen Upton
first discovered rock climbing in Joshua Tree in 1981, and I have been exploring ever since. I have climbed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Switzerland and Italy, but most of all, I enjoy climbing in the US, especially in Acadia. I enjoy ice, rock and mixed climbing, but most of all, I love to share the joy of climbing with others. As an AMGA SPI instructor, I led many introductory trips throughout the years, and I worked with a team to design and install a climbing wall at a lakes region public school. We raised the funds, and we helped make climbing part of the physical education curriculum. I hope to represent the AMC well by helping others develop a love for climbing, and I am grateful for the opportunity.

Me and Aretha
Alstead, NH, December 2009
Tom SintrosTom’s Gallery
Hiking since 1960's. Learned to rock climb from AMC Joy St. classes in 70's. Gave up climbing for about 25 years but hiked regularly. Started ice and rock again with son around 2005. Has taught orienteering for over thirty years. Loves ice climbing now and leads hikes. Completed the Presidential Range Hike in 2005 with his wife. Tom’s Gallery
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