About Alpine Endeavors
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.
We are an Accredited Program
by the American Mountain Guides Association, and we provide all AMGA exam-certified, experienced guides who are concerned with making your outing as safe as possible. Our guides train continually throughout the year on all aspects of terrain, volunteer with Hudson Valley Mountain Rescue, and also train with the local authorites (NYS DEC, Mohonk Preserve, & Mohonk Mountain House) for low angle and high angle rope rescue.
We are based in some of the best climbing on the East Coast, the Shawangunk, Catskill, and Adirondack Mountains of New York.
The Shawangunks - (map point B) 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 near the NYC area.
The Catskills - (map point C) 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.
The Adirondacks - (map point D) offer great rock climbing, ice climbing, and winter mountaineering. They are located about 5 hours north of New York City and can offer day trips to remote back-country adventures for all types of climbing.
In addition to our daily operating areas, we offer trips to unique areas abroad such as: the Mt Washington and the White Mountains, NH; Seneca Rocks, WV; Eldorado Canyon, CO; Red Rocks, NV; North Cascades National Park, WA; Mount Rainier National Park, WA; Andes Mountains, Ecuador; and more. Please visit our Locations page for a complete list.
We are proudly sponsored by, and exclusively use the best gear on the
market, by the following manufactures:
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,
and 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.
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We are proud supporting members of the following organizations:
• The Mohonk
of the Shawangunks
• The Catskill
Center for Conservation and Development
• The Access
American Alpine Club
• The American Mountain
Alpine Club of Canada
• Leave No Trace
• Orange County Land
Please view our Friends page to see more and consider visiting and/or supporting them.