Petra Cliffs

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: Vermont

– Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School focuses on climbing and mountain-related education and recreation, accessible to all ages and abilities. We seek to offer premium instruction and services through experience-based education, uncompromising attention to safety and customer satisfaction, growth with empowered employees, and an inspiring atmosphere for families and friends to gather for challenge and fun.

Andrea & Steve Charest

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Andrea began working part-time at Petra Cliffs in May 2002 after being a regular climbing customer while attending UVM. Birthday party crew, SumMAT Camp leader, team building facilitator, Junior Climbing Team coach, indoor instructor, SumMAT Camp Director, and outdoor guide (AMGA SPI)… Andrea loves having worked with every facet of Petra Cliffs. She is proud to have grown a successful summer camp as Director since 2009, to have a thriving climbing community, and to have met so many amazing employees & customers throughout the decade at Petra Cliffs.

As Head Guide, Steve has grown the Outdoor Programs from a few outings per season to abundant work with many of the local colleges, climbers looking to improve their skills (including the development of a ski mountaineering trip to Valdez, Alaska), and beginners seeking out new challenges and landscapes. Steve has improved the level of professionalism at Petra Cliffs by requiring all indoor instructors and outdoor guides to become AMGA certified in the level at which they instruct, and to continue their own professional development. Steve is a certified AMGA SPI, and is on his way to becoming a fully IFMGA certified guide. He is very active with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and is a Level 1 and 2 Instructor.

Disciplines

  • Alpine
  • Rock
  • Ice

Certifications

  • AMGA CWI, SPI, RIC, IIC (Feb 2013)
  • AIARE Level 2
  • WFR, CPR

Sponsors

  • Mammut Ambassador

Contact Information

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School
105 Briggs Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401 USA

Web Sitehttp://www.petracliffs.com

Phone: 802-657-3872

Emailinfo@petracliffs.com

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Cathedral Mountain Guides

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: New Hampshire

– CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN GUIDES is a New Hampshire climbing guiding service founded in 2008 by American Mountain Guide Association certified guide Bayard Russell, Jr. and now run in partnership with local guide, accomplished alpinist and Piolet d’Or Recipient, Freddie Wilkinson. Cathedral Mountain Guides seeks to provide safe, high-quality private technical climbing experiences in the White Mountains and Northeast region. The safety and wellbeing of both clients and guides is our first priority, every day we operate.

Bayard Russell, Jr.

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Bayard has been guiding in New Hampshire since 2003 and founded Cathedral Mountain Guides in 2008. He is a certified Rock Instructor through the American Mountain Guides Association and very involved with the local Mountain Rescue Service, New Hampshire’s volunteer technical rescue group founded in 1972, with which he serves as a Director and Team Leader.

Freddie Wilkinson

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Freddie loves to climb. He has made significant alpine first ascents around the world, including new routes in Alaska, Patagonia, Nepal, India, and Antarctica. He has received both the Robert Hicks Bates Award from the American Alpine Club (2007) and the Piolet d’Or from the Groupe de Haute Montagne (2012) for his achievements in the mountains. Freddie’s various jobs include writing books, blogs, and articles related to climbing, taking pictures and making movies of people climbing, giving slideshows and talks about climbing adventures he’s done, and — his favorite — working as a climbing instructor and guide in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and western Maine. Whether it’s hiking up the Lion’s Head in stiff winter conditions, scampering up one of the classic moderate multi-pitch rock climbs of Cathedral Ledge, or getting gnarly on advanced mixed terrain, Wilkinson finds perpetual inspiration safely sheparding clients through new climbing experiences. Freddie believes that any adventure is only as good as the stories you bring home.

Disciplines

  • Alpine
  • Rock
  • Ice

Certifications

  • AMGA

Sponsors

  • Outdoor Research
  • LA Sportiva
  • Sterling Rope

Contact Information

CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN GUIDES
6 Ash Lane
Madison, NH 03849

Web Site: http://www.whitemountainrockandice.com/

Phone: 603-986-5614

Email: bayardrusselljr@gmail.com

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Superior Exploration Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd.

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: Ontario

– SUPERIOR EXPLORATION ADVENTURE & CLIMBING CO. LTD  ran by Shaun Parent is one of the most knowledgeable guiding services in the area.  They provide rock and ice climbing courses and guiding in the Lake Superior region. The Climbing school NORTH OF SUPERIOR CLIMBING COMPANY was endorsed by Outdoor Explorer Magazine as one of the top five Ice Climbing Schools (2001). National Geographic  considered then as one of the top six schools for Ice Climbing instruction (2001).

Shaun Parent
Director and Guide

Shaun has  over 30 years teaching and instructing recreational and outdoor programs. He is also a published Author and professional Geologist. Shaun discovered and developed many rock and ice climbing areas along the north and east shore of Lake Superior. There is not a better guide for this area.

  • Founder, North ofSuperiorOrientBayIce Festival
  • Founder,AgawaCanyon Ice Festival
  • Founder,MontrealRiverBatchawana Ice Festival
  • Founding Member,Thunder BaySection of the Alpine Club ofCanada

Disciplines

  • Exploration & Adventure
  • Rock
  • Ice

Contact Information

Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd.

P.O. Box 22052
44 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 6H4

Web Sitewww.superior-exploration.ca

Phone: Field Office-705-946-6054    Mobile Phone- 705- 943-9399

Emailsuperiorexploration@yahoo.ca

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Adirondack Mountain Guides

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: New York (north)

– Adirondack Mountain Guides guarantees a friendly, welcoming smile, positive attitude and an experienced guide with thorough knowledge of the area. Ian is one of the most knowledgeable and motivated guides in the Adirondacks.

Ian Osteyee

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Ian Osteyee is the first local guide to have an AMGA certification and has been climbing in the Adirondacks for 30 years. Ian began rock and ice climbing in the Adirondacks in the early eighties and began showing up on first ascents as early as 1984. Ian has climbed throughout the U.S. including Alaska, and has climbed in the Canadian Rockies, Europe, and even has several first ascents in Nepal. Ian is sponsored by Camp, Cassin, and Blue Water Ropes. Ian started guiding in the Adirondacks in 1986 and worked for various other guiding companies on and off as he travelled the world. Ian then founded Adirondack Mountain Guides with the goal of fine-tuning rock and ice climbing instruction.

Disciplines

  • Alpine
  • Rock
  • Ice

Certifications

  • AMGA

Contact Information

Web Sitehttp://www.adirondackmountainguides.com/

Phone: 518-576-9556

Emailianosteyee@adirondackmountainguides.com

 


Bigfoot Mountain Guides

 

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: New York (south)

– Bigfoot Mountain Guides goal is to share their love of the outdoors and climbing with you, while providing a rewarding and memorable outdoor experience. Bigfoot Mountain Guides offer daily rock climbing and ice climbing outings in New England and New York and frequently offer trips further afield to areas like Red Rocks and the North Cascades.

Ryan Stefiuk

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Born and raised in New Jersey, a land of endless suburbia, Ryan Stefiuk somehow developed a love of the outdoors at a very young age. He discovered climbing towards the end of high school and has been hooked ever since. As a climber, Ryan has chosen to focus his energy on long rock and ice routes, and hard mixed climbing in the Northeast. He has climbed extensively throughout the United States and Canada and is responsible for much of the modern mixed route development currently taking place in the Catskill Mountain region.

Disciplines

  • Alpine
  • Rock
  • Ice

Certifications

  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Advanced Alpine Guide Course
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Provider
  • AIARE Level I and II Course
  • NREMT certified and MA-licensed EMT-B, WEMT

Contact Information

Ryan Stefiuk
22 Nutting Ave.
Florence MA 01062

Web Site: http://www.bigfootmountainguides.com/

Phone: 802.779.7139

Email: ryan@bigfootmountainguides.com

 

Alpine Endeavors, LLC

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NEice.com Ambassador

– REGION: New York (south)

– Alpine Endeavors operates year-round for rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering, In addition to our climbing services, we offer guided hikes and snowshoeing of our local areas, navigation skills, Leave No Trace courses, team building events, and wilderness medical courses.

Bio – Marty Molitoris

I’ve been guiding for over 22 years and have been based in the Gunks ad Catskills since 1995. I founded Alpine Endeavors, a local guide service that has operated all over the world. We believe in upholding the highest standards and only employ guides who are AMGA trained and certified.

I’ve climbed and guided thousands of days in rock, ice, and alpine terrain, and have published two editions to, “An Ice Climber’s Guide to the Catskill Mountains”, and am working on the third edition. I have to admit I never thought that would happen…

I believe in supporting the local community and have made many contributions to help local organizations – generating thousands of dollars over the years. I am also a member of 1% for the Planet and donate 1% of our gross revenue to those businesses and organizations who help the planet be a better place.

I live in Rosendale, NY, with my wife and two children, our cat, and a collection of odd hens.

Marty Molitoris

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Disciplines

  • Alpine
  • Rock
  • Ice

Certifications

  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • NYS Licensed Guide

Contact Information

Alpine Endeavors
P.O. Box 58
Rosendale, NY 12472

Web Site: http://www.alpineendeavors.com

Phone: 877-486-5769

Email: marty@alpineendeavors.com