Meet Our Guides!

Rusty Talbot

Owner & Lead 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

  • More ascents than he can count of Moby Grape on Cannon (possibly the best long 5.8 on earth!)
  • Ascents of most Cascade volcanoes from Mt. Baker to Mt. Shasta (including Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier)
  • Many climbs in the California Sierras, including the Third Pillar of Dana and the Sun Ribbon Arete on Temple Crag
  • Classic climbs in the Canadian Bugaboos including Beckey-Chouinard on South Howser Tower and the NE Ridge of Bugaboo Spire
  • Various ascents in the Teton Range in Wyoming, including the Grand Traverse of the Tetons
  • Ice climbs across North America from Katahdin in Maine to the Canadian Rockies (although the Black Dike on Cannon remains his favorite!)

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
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR