Alpine Endeavors operates year-round for rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering. We also offer specialty courses to help round out your outdoors skills in fly-fishing, canoeing, wilderness medicine, and Leave No Trace.
Alpine Endeavors will provide experienced guides who are concerned with making your outing as safe as possible. We regularly participate in a variety of different climbing sub-specialties including rock climbing, ice climbing, aid climbing, mountaineering, and extended winter outings.
Alpine Endeavors has the highest qualifications for guiding. We are Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association, our senior guides are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association; trained in first aid, either as Wilderness First Responders or as Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians; and Licensed to Guide in New York State for Rock, Ice, Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, and/or Fishing. The AMGA is America's only organization to offer comprehensive training, certification and accreditation programs for professional mountain guide services and guides. Choosing a guide service that is accredited, or a guide that is AMGA Certified ensures that they operate on an internationally accepted level of proficiency. The AMGA assesses their operating skills - including client care, risk management, first aid, and route selection - as well as their business operations - including insurance, permits, guide training, etc. The necessary level of proficiency required to become an AMGA Accredited Guide Service and/or a Certified Guide is what separates us from other "professional" guide services.
Safety is our first priority.
We are based in some of the best climbing on the East Coast, the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains of New York.
The Shawangunks are legendary for rock climbing. They offer an abundance of high quality routes for all abilities. Located only 1 1/2 hours north of New York City, it is a common day trip for most guests.
The Catskills offer incredible ice climbing that is reliable every year. Being only 2 hours north of New York City, they offer some of the best ice climbing in the east, without the long drive.
Our service is the only school in the area (and in NY as well) since January 2005, to meet the new 2006 AMGA Accreditation Standards.
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