Owner and Guide
International Mountain Equipment, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Frank Simon, Bill Aughton and Paul Ross. In August 1979 I purchased IME from its founders and using it as a base camp I have pursued my passion for rock climbing, ice climbing and my love for the bigger mountains of the world. I have led or participated in 61 expeditions world wide with 34 expeditions to the Himalayas.
Over the last 28 years I have been president of the Mountain/Rescue Service, Inc. of New Hampshire. I served as secretary to the American Alpine Club under three presidents and for six years was a director of the American Mountain Guides Association.
At I.M.E. we have made a commitment to supply our customers with the best technical gear and clothing available today. We deal with all of the major suppliers of outdoor products. If we donít stock the item which you need, we can surely order it for you. In addition to technical gear, we also have a great selection of Alpine Touring and Telemark equipment.
Planning a mountain adventure or maybe an expedition? Call ahead for an appointment. We can provide all of the necessary info for the simplest or most complicated of climbs anywhere in the world. Permits, gear lists, etc. are no problem. We would love to help with your plans to make sure your mountain experience is the best possible.