Current Transportation: 2000 Subaru Forester
Core Activities: Alpine climbing, ice climbing, mixed climbing, rock climbing, skiing, ski-mountaineering
Non-Core Activities: Guiding, exploring beautiful places with friends and family, photography, cooking good food, travel
Favorite Places: Cannon Cliff, NH; Needles, CA; Lake Willoughby, VT; Ruth Gorge, AK; Dolomites, Italy; Lofoten Islands, Norway
My Jam Is: I need to expand my musical horizons...
I Eat Lots Of: Quality baked goods of all sorts
Fun Fact: Most people don't know this, but I'm trying to stay home in New Hampshire more.
An alpinist at heart, Peter Doucette is a passionate climber and IFMGA guide based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He practices his art year round, but is especially inspired by steep ice and wild mixed climbing when the temperatures drop and the ephemeral routes emerge. Peter’s pursuits of adventure farther afield have led to first ascents in the Alaska Range, the Sichuan Province of China, and Namibia. At home in the Northeast, he credits a great community of talented friends who make the local climbing experiences rewarding and great training for the ranges of the world. Peter maintains a constant schedule of climbing, skiing, and guiding—which means there’s no off-season. The variety in terrain, changing conditions, and modes of travel keep Peter psyched and learning in the mountains—just the way he likes it. For more information on Peter, check out mountainsenseguides.com.
The perfect warmth to carry on route and transition into at belays to maintain the warmth, momentum and psyche for the next pitch. When it’s time to climb, the Incandescent packs away to softball size and lives easily on the harness.
The Iceline Pants are a fantastic addition to the OR line. They provide the right balance of warmth, breathability and utility for the majority of ice and mixed climbing days and routes.
How To Move Faster And More Safely Through 3rd And 4th Class Terrain
Sometimes the most dangerous part of a climb isn't even 5th class. Peter Doucette gives 11 tips for going fast and staying safe. [Read More]
10 Ways To Manage Ice Fall To Maximize Safety
"Ice!" When you're climbing it, odds are, some will come down on you. Here's a guide's perspective on how to minimize risk. [Read More]
A Bold New Line In Alaska By OR’s Peter Doucette
Twisted Stair in Ruth Gorge goes at WI6 R/X M6+ [Read More]