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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

owner

 Robert Giolito  Owner  Robert Giolito is the founder of Killington Mountain Guides.  Robert 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.  Robert  has taken the AMGA Rock Guide Course in 2016 in North Conway New Hampshire.  In addition, Giolito is a certified Instructor for NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue) MLPI Course,  A.I.A.R.E - 1 American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, and holds certifications for Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician WEMT (Nationally Certified N.R.E.M.T).  Giolito is a DPS Ski Ambassador, Revo pro, and is a Pro-Staff Skier for Basecamp Outfitters in Killington Vermont.  In 1994, he completed a 95 -Day Fall Semester in the Rockies/ 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.  In 2000, Giolito graduated from Unity College, Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education with an emphasis on Wilderness Based Outdoor Leadership.  Giolito 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.  Giolito 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. Giolito has also climbed and skied many of Colorado's 14,000's, has climbed of Devils Tower in Wyoming, The Middle Teton two times, and has led multiple winter ski expeditions to the Summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Most recently, Giolito 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

Owner

Robert Giolito is the founder of Killington Mountain Guides.  Robert 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.  Robert  has taken the AMGA Rock Guide Course in 2016 in North Conway New Hampshire.  In addition, Giolito is a certified Instructor for NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue) MLPI Course,  A.I.A.R.E - 1 American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, and holds certifications for Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician WEMT (Nationally Certified N.R.E.M.T).  Giolito is a DPS Ski Ambassador, Revo pro, and is a Pro-Staff Skier for Basecamp Outfitters in Killington Vermont.

In 1994, he completed a 95 -Day Fall Semester in the Rockies/ 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.  In 2000, Giolito graduated from Unity College, Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Education with an emphasis on Wilderness Based Outdoor Leadership.

Giolito 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.

Giolito 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. Giolito has also climbed and skied many of Colorado's 14,000's, has climbed of Devils Tower in Wyoming, The Middle Teton two times, and has led multiple winter ski expeditions to the Summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Most recently, Giolito 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

Rock & Ice Climbing Guide and Instructor

Click on Derek's photo to read his bio

   
  
 
  
    
  
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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

 

Snowboard Mountain Guide

Jules Hanna

Click on Jule's photo to read his bio

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   Jules Hanna : AMGA Split Board Guide  If you are looking for a split boarding mountain guide, Jules is your man. He has been guiding for 10 years and spends his winters in Tahoe and summers in the Pacific North West and Alaska.   He is one of only a few splitboarders who has become certified with the AMGA as a Ski guide.  Whether it's a ski day or time to board, Jules enjoys the rewards that the backcountry experience provides.   He is an AIARE 1 course leader and has logged many adventures in the mountains up and down learning about the avalanche phenomenon.  In addition to guiding, Jules has worked as a climbing ranger at Mt Rainer and as amountaineer for the US Antarctic Program and has many stories to tell from his time on Search and Rescue in those locales.  ***********************JOIN JULES ON THIS HIMALAYA EXPEDITION MAY 2017**************************   http://himalaya-alpine.com/expedition-climbs/lhakpi-ri-ski-snowboard-expedition-may-2017/    Lhakpi Ri Ski-Snowboard Expedition | 7043m - May 2017 ...    himalaya-alpine.com   Himalaya Alpine Guides is a premier trekking, skiing, mountaineering and climbing guide service in the remote regions of the Himalaya. Himalaya Alpine Guides is ...   

Jules Hanna : AMGA Split Board Guide

If you are looking for a split boarding mountain guide, Jules is your man. He has been guiding for 10 years and spends his winters in Tahoe and summers in the Pacific North West and Alaska. 

He is one of only a few splitboarders who has become certified with the AMGA as a Ski guide.  Whether it's a ski day or time to board, Jules enjoys the rewards that the backcountry experience provides.   He is an AIARE 1 course leader and has logged many adventures in the mountains up and down learning about the avalanche phenomenon.

In addition to guiding, Jules has worked as a climbing ranger at Mt Rainer and as amountaineer for the US Antarctic Program and has many stories to tell from his time on Search and Rescue in those locales.

***********************JOIN JULES ON THIS HIMALAYA EXPEDITION MAY 2017**************************

http://himalaya-alpine.com/expedition-climbs/lhakpi-ri-ski-snowboard-expedition-may-2017/

Lhakpi Ri Ski-Snowboard Expedition | 7043m - May 2017 ...

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Himalaya Alpine Guides is a premier trekking, skiing, mountaineering and climbing guide service in the remote regions of the Himalaya. Himalaya Alpine Guides is ...

 

 

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.

 

SUMMER REED

ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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 Summer Reed      - Rock Climbing Guide  Summer is certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. She has spent the past four summer's guiding rock climbing in Acadia National Park. She also has spent a decent amount of time guiding rock climbing in New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, and New York. Summer also has a Bachelors of Science degree in Adventure Education from Green Mountain College. When not guiding Throughout New England, Summer lives in Killington, Vermont. She spends her winters telemark skiing and working as the Manager of Base Camp Outfitters. She is passionate about sharing her excitement and experience of the outdoors with new people!  

Summer Reed      - Rock Climbing Guide

Summer is certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. She has spent the past four summer's guiding rock climbing in Acadia National Park. She also has spent a decent amount of time guiding rock climbing in New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, and New York. Summer also has a Bachelors of Science degree in Adventure Education from Green Mountain College. When not guiding Throughout New England, Summer lives in Killington, Vermont. She spends her winters telemark skiing and working as the Manager of Base Camp Outfitters. She is passionate about sharing her excitement and experience of the outdoors with new people!