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232 VT-100
Pittsfield, VT, 05762

802-746-8044

Killington Mountain Guides offers full spectrum professional climbing instruction, guided climbs in the rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing and back country ski disciplines.  We also offer courses in backcountry first aid,  evacuation, and search & rescue training.

Our guides are professionals with a tremendous amount of experience in wilderness first response, search and rescue, and instructing back-country wilderness skills and techniques.

The Killington Mountain Guide philosophy is simple: enrich people's lives. We provide exceptional service and unforgettable, skiing, climbing and educational experiences.  Join one of our experienced guides for a day of untracked powder, solitude and exercise. We offer custom trips for novice to expert skiers and climbers, and will help you select objectives in line with your enthusiasm and ability. 

-    Our Lead Guide Robert Giolito is a American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor licensed to guide Rock and Ice Climbing in the State of New York by the Department on Environmental Conservation BADGE # 7262.  Robert holds certifications in NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue)  Missing and Lost Person Incident (MLPI), and is certified in Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)  and Emergency Medical Technician certified by the National Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Vermont -

Killington Mountain Guides also operate within the Green Mountain National Forest at Deer Leap in Killington and the Falls of Lana.

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE PROGRAMS

Reservations: killingtonmountainguides@gmail.com

Office Phone: 802-746-8044 Guide Phone: 802-345-5306

 Middlebury College Students having fun on"Afternoon Delight" Lower Beer Walls in the Adirondack Park

Middlebury College Students having fun on"Afternoon Delight" Lower Beer Walls in the Adirondack Park

 Middlebury College Students work together to unlock the sequence on the start of "North Country Club Crack" in the Adirondack Park

Middlebury College Students work together to unlock the sequence on the start of "North Country Club Crack" in the Adirondack Park

College Rock climbing programs

The founder of Killington Mountain Guides Robert Giolito has over 20 years safely facilitating and teaching rock climbing to large groups.   Giolito's experience spans from working as the lead rock climbing specialist for Longacre Expeditions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Acadia National Park in Maine.  Giolito also worked for Colorado Outward Bound  teaching extra technical mountaineering courses for 2 years after completing his Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education at Unity College .  Drawing from over 20 years of experience in guiding and instructing climbing, KMG guides and instructors are trained toprovide exceptional service and quality instruction. 

Trip Leader Training

Communication, problem solving, group development, team development, diversity/inclusivity , leadership . motivational & behavioral concerns, these are the foundation of the art of instruction and the role of a good trip leader. 

Despite all this training to become a good trip leader, all of your experience, all your awareness and all of your efforts, emergencies do happen.  Judgement is the ability to wisely form opinions and create alternatives.  Wisdom is the ability to recognize a range or possibilities and opportunities, devise solutions to challenges and problems, and determine which of many actions is most desirable.  The most correct response under one circumstances is likely not to be the most correct response under a different set of circumstances.  Recognizing ever changing variables, adjsuting to them and creating or chosing a correct solition is good judgement.  While this thinking is directed toward proactive avoidance of an emergency situataion, it is also the cornerstone for responding when an emergency does occur.

 A college wilderness evacuation team trains at KMG HQ.  KMG instructors observe, evaluate, and debrief the Evac teams response in senario based training.

A college wilderness evacuation team trains at KMG HQ.  KMG instructors observe, evaluate, and debrief the Evac teams response in senario based training.

 A college wilderness evacuation team trains at KMG HQ at night.  KMG instructors observe, evaluate, and debrief the Evac teams response in scenario based training.

A college wilderness evacuation team trains at KMG HQ at night.  KMG instructors observe, evaluate, and debrief the Evac teams response in scenario based training.