Kismet Rock Foundation emerged out of a desire of the founder, Mike Jewell, to offer the same climbing instruction to economically, culturally, and socially disadvantaged children as he had given to many children with considerable resources.
- The children who we accept and the detailed process by which we find them;
- The intensive climbing curriculum and our methods of instruction;
- The family-like atmosphere in which our students are embraced while they are with us.
We all have much for which to be thankful.
Mike is a full-time technical climbing guide and owner/director of Michael Jewell Climbing Guides LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Maine (BS in Wildlife Management) and attended Naropa University, a Buddhist university for the study of the arts. Michael is also a professional pianist performing classic, jazz, rock, and fusion. He has worked in clubs and restaurants in New Hampshire, Arizona, and California. He has climbed/guided throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Michael is a certified Wilderness First Responder and member of the Mt. Washington Valley Mountain Rescue Service.