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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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MEET OUR GUIDES AND INSTRUCTORS

Reservations: killingtonmountainguides@gmail.com

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

 

Meet Our Guides and Instructors

Robert giolito

operating member-LEAD GUIDE

Robert Giolito  Operating Member-Lead Guide  Bob Giolito is the founder of Killington Mountain Guides. Bob is a licensed New York State Guide (License # 7262) for rock climbing and ice climbing and is a certified AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Single Pitch Instructor for rock climbing. Bob has taken the AMGA Rock Guide Course and the AMGA Alpine Skills Course in North Conway New Hampshire. In addition, Bob is a certified Instructor for NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue) MLPI Course, A.I.A.R.E - 1 & Avalanche Rescue (American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education) certified, and holds certifications for Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician WEMT (Nationally Certified N.R.E.M.T). Bob is a DPS Ski Ambassador, Revo pro, and is a Pro-Staff Skier for Basecamp Outfitters in Killington Vermont.  At a young age in 1994, Bob started his guide training when he completed a 95 -Day Fall Semester in the Rockies Mountaineering in the Wind River Range WY, Rock Climbing School Red Rocks NV, Canyoneering Grand Canyon National Park AZ, and Ski Mountaineering in the Absorka Range WY/ Expedition, and in 1999 he completed a 27 -Day Wind River Mountaineering Course with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) based out of Lander Wyoming. Following his guiding passion through College, Bob guided rock climbing in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and in Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2000, Bob graduated from Unity College, Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education with an emphasis on Wilderness Based Outdoor Leadership.  Following College, Bob instructed Extra Technical (XT) Mountaineering Courses for the Colorado Outward Bound School based out of Marble Colorado. He worked as a professional Killington Ski Patroller, and spent 10 years as a State Trooper on the State Police Search and Rescue Team, 7 years assigned to the Canine Unit and is a Graduate of Leadership in Police Organizations by the National Chiefs of Police Association. In 2008, Giolito received" Canine Tracking Team on of the Year " with K9 Mitch from the Vermont Police Canine Association for successfully tracking down 2 fugitives who had just shot and robbed a subject, then while fleeing in a high-speed police pursuit, the fleeing felons’ car jacked innocent bystanders at gunpoint. Giolito and Canine Mitch were favorably mentioned in Police Canine Magazine for assisting in bringing the felons into custody. In 2010 while working as a Senior Trooper in Charge (STIC), Giolito responded to a scene of an exploding motor vehicle collision and pulled a woman to safety saving the woman's life. Giolito was later awarded with a Life Saving Award from the Honorable Governor James Douglas at the State House. Giolito has responded to many lost and missing person incidents during his tour of duty with the Vermont State Police. Most recently, Giolito has co-founded Killington Search and Rescue; a volunteer search and rescue team based out of Killington, Vermont.  Bob has many climbing and ski mountaineering accomplishments, to include: multiple rock climbing first ascents throughout New England, climbing Wyoming's three highest peaks within a month; Gannet Peak, The Grand Teton, and Freemont Peak. In addition to these Wyoming summits, Bob has climbed Devils Tower , The South Teton 12,518'and The Middle Teton 12,809' two times. Bob has also climbed and skied a couple of Colorado's 14,000's: Mt Elbert 14,433, Blanca Peak 14,345, La Plata Peak 14,336, Uncompahgre Peak 14,309, Mt. Belford 14,197, Mt. Yale 14,196, Mt Oxford 14,153, Mt Sneffels 14,150, Snowmass Mtn 14,092, Handies Peak 14,048, Redcloud Peak 14,034, Wetterhorn Peak 14,015, Huron Peak 14,003, Grays Peak 14,278', Torreys 14,267, Mount Evans 14,264' and Sunshine Peak 14,001. Back east Bob and has led multiple winter ski expeditions to the Summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Most recently, Bob completed multiple ski mountaineering routes in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia and Chamonix, France."    Pictured here: Bob on top of Highland Bowl, Aspen Colorado

Robert Giolito

Operating Member-Lead Guide

Bob Giolito is the founder of Killington Mountain Guides. Bob is a licensed New York State Guide (License # 7262) for rock climbing and ice climbing and is a certified AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Single Pitch Instructor for rock climbing. Bob has taken the AMGA Rock Guide Course and the AMGA Alpine Skills Course in North Conway New Hampshire. In addition, Bob is a certified Instructor for NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue) MLPI Course, A.I.A.R.E - 1 & Avalanche Rescue (American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education) certified, and holds certifications for Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician WEMT (Nationally Certified N.R.E.M.T). Bob is a DPS Ski Ambassador, Revo pro, and is a Pro-Staff Skier for Basecamp Outfitters in Killington Vermont.

At a young age in 1994, Bob started his guide training when he completed a 95 -Day Fall Semester in the Rockies Mountaineering in the Wind River Range WY, Rock Climbing School Red Rocks NV, Canyoneering Grand Canyon National Park AZ, and Ski Mountaineering in the Absorka Range WY/ Expedition, and in 1999 he completed a 27 -Day Wind River Mountaineering Course with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) based out of Lander Wyoming. Following his guiding passion through College, Bob guided rock climbing in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and in Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2000, Bob graduated from Unity College, Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education with an emphasis on Wilderness Based Outdoor Leadership.

Following College, Bob instructed Extra Technical (XT) Mountaineering Courses for the Colorado Outward Bound School based out of Marble Colorado. He worked as a professional Killington Ski Patroller, and spent 10 years as a State Trooper on the State Police Search and Rescue Team, 7 years assigned to the Canine Unit and is a Graduate of Leadership in Police Organizations by the National Chiefs of Police Association. In 2008, Giolito received" Canine Tracking Team on of the Year " with K9 Mitch from the Vermont Police Canine Association for successfully tracking down 2 fugitives who had just shot and robbed a subject, then while fleeing in a high-speed police pursuit, the fleeing felons’ car jacked innocent bystanders at gunpoint. Giolito and Canine Mitch were favorably mentioned in Police Canine Magazine for assisting in bringing the felons into custody. In 2010 while working as a Senior Trooper in Charge (STIC), Giolito responded to a scene of an exploding motor vehicle collision and pulled a woman to safety saving the woman's life. Giolito was later awarded with a Life Saving Award from the Honorable Governor James Douglas at the State House. Giolito has responded to many lost and missing person incidents during his tour of duty with the Vermont State Police. Most recently, Giolito has co-founded Killington Search and Rescue; a volunteer search and rescue team based out of Killington, Vermont.

Bob has many climbing and ski mountaineering accomplishments, to include: multiple rock climbing first ascents throughout New England, climbing Wyoming's three highest peaks within a month; Gannet Peak, The Grand Teton, and Freemont Peak. In addition to these Wyoming summits, Bob has climbed Devils Tower , The South Teton 12,518'and The Middle Teton 12,809' two times. Bob has also climbed and skied a couple of Colorado's 14,000's: Mt Elbert 14,433, Blanca Peak 14,345, La Plata Peak 14,336, Uncompahgre Peak 14,309, Mt. Belford 14,197, Mt. Yale 14,196, Mt Oxford 14,153, Mt Sneffels 14,150, Snowmass Mtn 14,092, Handies Peak 14,048, Redcloud Peak 14,034, Wetterhorn Peak 14,015, Huron Peak 14,003, Grays Peak 14,278', Torreys 14,267, Mount Evans 14,264' and Sunshine Peak 14,001. Back east Bob and has led multiple winter ski expeditions to the Summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Most recently, Bob completed multiple ski mountaineering routes in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia and Chamonix, France."

Pictured here: Bob on top of Highland Bowl, Aspen Colorado

 

 

Derek Doucet

Wilderness First Responder/ Rock & Ice Climbing Instructor

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Derek Doucet is a welcome addition to KMG Team. His experience in the mountains includes rock and ice ascents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.  Education: M.A., Adventure Education, Prescott College  Guiding Credentials  - AMGA Assist. Rock Guide  - AMGA Certified Rock Instructor  - AMGA Alpine Course graduate  - AMGA SPI Program Course / Exam Director  - AMGA Ice Instructor Course graduate  - Licensed New York State Rock and Ice Climbing Guide (Tier 1)  - NR-EMT B  - Wilderness First Responder  - W-EMT (expired)  - AIARE Level II Avalanche Certification  Climbing Experience  - Sport routes to 5.12d  - Traditional routes to 5.12b  - Ice routes 5 +  - Many first ascents on rock to 5.12 +  Additional Relevant Credentials/ Experience  - Professional Member of the AMGA  - Outdoor Programs Director, Middlebury College (2003-2016)  - Outward Bound Lead Instructor and Staff Trainer

Derek Doucet is a welcome addition to KMG Team. His experience in the mountains includes rock and ice ascents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.

Education: M.A., Adventure Education, Prescott College

Guiding Credentials

- AMGA Assist. Rock Guide

- AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

- AMGA Alpine Course graduate

- AMGA SPI Program Course / Exam Director

- AMGA Ice Instructor Course graduate

- Licensed New York State Rock and Ice Climbing Guide (Tier 1)

- NR-EMT B

- Wilderness First Responder

- W-EMT (expired)

- AIARE Level II Avalanche Certification

Climbing Experience

- Sport routes to 5.12d

- Traditional routes to 5.12b

- Ice routes 5 +

- Many first ascents on rock to 5.12 +

Additional Relevant Credentials/ Experience

- Professional Member of the AMGA

- Outdoor Programs Director, Middlebury College (2003-2016)

- Outward Bound Lead Instructor and Staff Trainer

 

Nick Goldsmith

rock & ice climbing guide

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Nick Goldsmith  Rock & Ice Climbing Guide  Nick is a born and raised Killington Native who has climbed throughout the Untied States and has established over 50 first ascents throughout New England. Nick specializes in long alpine rock and ice climbing routes, his attention to detail and local New England Climbing knowledge makes him a welcome part of the KMG team.

Nick Goldsmith

Rock & Ice Climbing Guide

Nick is a born and raised Killington Native who has climbed throughout the Untied States and has established over 50 first ascents throughout New England. Nick specializes in long alpine rock and ice climbing routes, his attention to detail and local New England Climbing knowledge makes him a welcome part of the KMG team.