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)

Jed Eliades
I've been climbing for over 50 years on numerous crags and mountains throughout the United States.  I 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.  (Bonnie's Roof, 5.9, The Trapps, Shawangunks, NY, a popular climbing area since 1935. Taken Nov. 8, 2009) .
Jim Kent
AMC Trip Leader, Mountaineering Leader, Winter School Instructor, Director/Instructor Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Workshops - My focus is more with snow and ice. (Gunstock, NH – Crevasse Rescue Workshop.  Taken April 2008)
Larry Krutko
NH AMC ice and rock climbing leader for 6 years.  Avid climber and mountaineer with 18 years climbing experience in New England, New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Alaska and South America.  (Cathedral ledge, N. Conway on the first pitch of "Toe Crack.") .
Tom Meredith
I've been doing technical climbing and mountaineering ever since I joined the Middlebury College Outing Club in Vermont over 40 years ago.  Since then I've climbed in Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana as well as in the Canadian Rockies, the Alps, and Bolivia.  In the 1980's I led climbing trips for the Colorado Mountain Club and in the 90's for the Seattle Mountaineers.  I moved to New Hampshire in 1999 and started leading climbs for the NH AMC Mountaineering section about 5 years ago.
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