Schools Guides

Meet the reasons that our School has been in continuous operation longer than any other outfitter in the east – our dedicated, professional instructors.  The only thing they are more passionate about than climbing and paddling is providing you with a great experience.  Whether you’re brand new to the sport or need help reaching your elusive goals, your instructor will work with you to provide the right level of support, guidance, and encouragement.

CLIMBING SCHOOL

Our climbing instructors hold some level of American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certification and have undergone training associated with those certifications.  They have the technical knowledge and experience to deliver the most up-to-date instruction, but they never forget that your satisfaction and enjoyment come first.  As much as they love repeat customers, their true measure of success is when they encounter former students enjoying the crags on their own.

The EMS Climbing School is fully accredited by the AMGA, which oversees all aspects of the climbing instruction profession and stands as the premier U.S. training and certifying body within the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).

PADDLE SCHOOL

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is the accepted governing body of paddle sports in the U.S. because it provides the most consistent and comprehensive instructor training and certification programs.  Roughly translated, when you learn from us, you learn from experienced paddlers who are current on the latest techniques and best practices.

Most importantly, our guides are focused on helping you have as much fun as possible in a sport that you don’t have to be super strong or ultra fit to enjoy.

Keith Moon

Climbing School Manager, North Conway
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide,  AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide, AMGA Assistant SPI Provider

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Cheyenne Chaffee

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide, AMGA Assistant SPI Provider rock-instructor

Ian Wauchope

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor rock-instructor

Jonathan Baldassare

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Rock Instructorrock-instructor

Michael Lackman

Climbing Guide & Avalanche Instructor, West Hartford & North Conway
AMGA Cert. Single Pitch Instr. & AIARE Recreational Course Leader

Dylan Harry

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Dustin Marshall

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

 

Kevin Sweeney

Climbing Guide, West Hartford & North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Anne Parmenter

Climbing Guide, West Hartford & North Conway
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Patrick Scanlon

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, Apprentice Rock Guide, Apprentice Ski Guide

Brendan Reilly

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

 

Chris Price

Climbing Guide, North Conway
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Eric Waldron

Climbing School Manager, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor & SPI Provider

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Jim Palmatier

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor rock-instructor

Carolyn Riccardi

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Matt Carter

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Rock Instructorrock-instructor

Patty Lankhorst

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)

AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Peter Hovling

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Bill Irving

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

John Knight

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Marcia Stephens

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Dan Cooper

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Tim Perry

Climbing Guide, New Paltz (Gunks)
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Will Roth

Climbing Guide, Lake Placid
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

Matthew Wiech

Climbing Guide, Lake Placid
AMGA Rock Instructor

Doug Martland

Climbing Guide, Boston
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Casi Rynkowski

Paddleboard/SUP Fitness Instructor, Rhode Island & Massachusetts
ACA Level 2 SUP Instructor, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Mark Flemming

Kayak Instructor, Rhode Island & Massachusetts
ACA Level V: Open Water Coastal Kayaking

Steve Banks

Kayak Instructor, Rhode Island & Massachusetts
ACA Level IV: Open Water Coastal Kayaking

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools