Introduction to Winter Hiking

Everything you need to start hiking the White Mountains this winter

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Join Burgeon and Laurie Watt (@laurie_wattclimbs) of Mooney Mountain Guides (@mooneymountainguides) for a live event on Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 7:00PM. Laurie is an experienced hiker, climber, skier, and mountain guide. She holds American Mountain Guide Association certifications as both a single pitch instructor and apprentice alpine guide. This course was designed to be appropriate for winter hiking novices. If you love the outdoors and want to experience the mountains during our harsh New England winters, this event is for you. While some general hiking experience and knowledge is helpful, it is not necessary. The event will include a question and answer period so make sure to come prepared!

This is a free event with limited availability. If you're interested in tuning in, fill out the registration form below. The meeting details and other additional information will be provided via email prior to the event.



Laurie Watt Biography

Laurie WattLaurie fell in love with hiking and skiing in the mountains as a kid but it wasn’t until she had sent her kids off to college that she was able to fully embrace mountain life. While raising her family and cultivating a career in Physical Therapy, Laurie found time to trek and climb in Alaska, Switzerland, Africa and Patagonia. Notable trips include climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Denali and trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) in Nepal. Those trips stoked the fire for more time and experiences in the mountains. She expanded her skill set to rock and ice climbing as a guest of Mooney Mountain Guides. Once the kids were off, Laurie committed to the process of becoming a guide. Through training, mentorship and many days out, she has developed her skills and become an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor and AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide. Once a guest, she is now the Director of Women's Programs at Mooney Mountain Guides.

Laurie’s passion is to provide opportunities for beginner climbers, especially all women groups, to try climbing. “I love watching women discover that they are much more capable and strong than they know through climbing”. Laurie guides beginner rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, winter hiking and camping as well as routes on the glaciers of Mt. Baker in the Pacific Northwest.

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide