Meet Our Guides!

Rusty Talbot

Owner & Guide

 

Rusty loves long climbs and traveling fast and efficiently through the mountains. In his more than 25 years of climbing he has led mountaineering expeditions to Nepal and Alaska, summited North America’s highest peak on his first attempt and completed the highly sought after Grand Traverse of the Teton Range. Despite these significant accomplishments, Rusty’s guiding focus has always been on introducing people to the joys of climbing. So whether you’re new to climbing entirely, are looking to dial in your skills for your own adventures, or just want someone to show you the best climbing the White Mountains have to offer, Rusty can help.

Selected Climbing Resume

  • Summited Denali
  • Grand Traverse of the Teton Range

Certifications

  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • CWA Climbing Wall Instructor Provider
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR

Brian McGlynn

Operations Manager & Guide

From the moment he first discovered climbing in late 2016 (right here at N3C!), Brian built his life around it and he hasn’t looked back yet. Although his true specialty is hard single pitch climbing, Brian loves a good adventure as much as anyone. He maintains that the top of the Eaglet spire is the coolest place in all of NH and will happily take you there up to prove his point. His other roles as a coach and route setter, as well as his constant drive to improve his own climbing, have made Brian familiar with climbing movement in all its forms; so whether you’re a beginner just learning to move on rock for the first time, or a veteran looking to push yourself and your skills, Brian can help!

Selected Climbing Resume

  • Free climbs 5.13, including Rumney’s iconic Predator
  • Onsights up to 5.12+
  • Has put up boulder first ascents up to V7

Certifications

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR

Haley Chadburn

Guide

Haley started climbing at N3C when she was only 14, and since has become a staple of the N3C community. In addition to guiding, Haley works as a coach and route setter, and is working towards a degree in Outdoor Education at NVU, so we expect her to be an important part of her community for a long time to come. Haley brings the same kind and patient approach to guiding that she does to coaching, and is great with new climbers, kids, and anyone who prefers a gentle teaching style!

 

Certifications

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 1 and Rescue
  • CPR