Returning for his third Ice Fest, we’re thrilled to have Matty Bowman back.  Matt resides just north of Mount Washington in Berlin, NH and co-owns White Mountain Cafe and Bookstore in Gorham, NH.  He fell in love with the mountains while in college in Maine, but it was his move to the valley to take on caretaking at Harvard Cabin that firmly planted him in NH.
Matt guides for Northeast Mountaineering in the White Mountains and beyond.  He spent the month of July guiding in the Pacific North West in the Mount Baker Wilderness;  “Lots of glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills…we did three trips on Mount Baker, Shuksan, and Black Peak.”
Three trips to Baxter State Park last winter lead to the perfect alignment of conditions and an ascent of the famed Ciley-Barber wall.  A classic and a great day out.
This guy has the presidential range, and the crags in the Mount Washington Valley dialed.  If you watch his social media feeds, its clear you’re dealing with a local who knows what is good when, and gets after it.


Matty Bowman crampons through some loose snow near the base of Cilley-Barber on Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Photos:Brent Doscher