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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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WARNING

 SEARCH IS AN EMERGENCY

SOME KIND OF RESPONSE SHOULD ALWAYS HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY

" If you cant call it an emergency, call it a sudden intensification of activity in response to an unplanned event."

 Mountains have killed many people whether they were guided or unguided.  Rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and search and rescue operations are inherently dangerous.  Hiring a guide can help minimize risk, however there are no guarantees that you will not seriously injured, disabled or killed while participating in our activities.      " ALPINISM is the art of climbing mountains in such a way as to face the greatest risk with the greatest prudence.  ART is taken here to mean the knowledge realized in action.  You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down - so why bother in the first place?  Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above.  In climbing take careful note of the difficulties along your way; for as you go up you can observe them.  Coming down you will no longer see them, but you will know they are there if you have observed them well.  There is an art of finding one's direction in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up.  When one can no longer see, one can at least still know."   - Rene Daumal ,  Mount Analogue

Mountains have killed many people whether they were guided or unguided.  Rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and search and rescue operations are inherently dangerous.  Hiring a guide can help minimize risk, however there are no guarantees that you will not seriously injured, disabled or killed while participating in our activities.

 

" ALPINISM is the art of climbing mountains in such a way as to face the greatest risk with the greatest prudence.  ART is taken here to mean the knowledge realized in action.  You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down - so why bother in the first place?  Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above.  In climbing take careful note of the difficulties along your way; for as you go up you can observe them.  Coming down you will no longer see them, but you will know they are there if you have observed them well.  There is an art of finding one's direction in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up.  When one can no longer see, one can at least still know."

- Rene Daumal , Mount Analogue

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