New_Hampshire_Ice_Climbing_0014Hey Folks!  We are so psyched and honored to announce that Matt McCormick and Matt Ritter are back to guide at the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!  Below you can find out a lil’ background on each of them, and what they will be guiding.

Matt McCormick:  Matt McCormick is an Outdoor Research & La Sportiva Athlete and a sales rep for Petzl & Julbo. In addition to knowing all about the gear side of things, Matt also has a degree in physical education so, if you are lucky enough to having him as a guide, he can advise you on exactly what it takes from the tools to the training to improve your performance on the ice.  He comes to us from Vermont and is well known all over New England as one of the Northeast’s best ice and mixed climbers.  Check out what McCormick is guiding!

Matt Ritter:  Matt is a talented all around climber, a Hyperlite Mountain Gear athlete and also a hardman on the ice and mixed climbing terrain!  This local crusher made the second ascent of Prozac on Cannon Cliff, a mixed route first established by Kevin Mahoney and Ben Gilmore in 2002 and continues to crush hard routes throughout the region.  Don’t let this intimidate you, because he is such a great guide and fun person, don’t miss out learning and having a blast with him!  Matt will be guiding: