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Ron Paproski

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide, AMGA Ice Instructor Course Graduate, New York State Licensed Rock and Ice Guide, AIARE (avalanche training) Level I and II, Wilderness First Responder, Sam’s Point Search and Rescue, Amateur Radio KD2-HQF, Leave No Trace Trainer.

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide, AMGA Ice Instructor Course Graduate, New York State Licensed Rock and Ice Guide, AIARE (avalanche training) Level I and II, Wilderness First Responder, Sam’s Point Search and Rescue, Amateur Radio KD2-HQF, Leave No Trace Trainer.

Ron has been climbing ice and rock since 1986 and first climbed at the Gunks in a year later. He was first registered to Guide rock and ice in New York 1994. Throughout the years he has avidly climbed throughout North America favoring longer alpine climbs. He has climbed many of the 50 Classics in North America, with his most memorable being in the Bugaboos, Cascades and Canadian Rockies. He enjoys ice climbing in the Catskills, Adirondacks and White Mountains.

A Professional Engineer, he planned and then spent nearly 4 years backpacking throughout the world where he visited almost 50 countries. While on this trip, he climbed on all continents but Antarctica. While temporarily residing in northern Europe, he climbed throughout the region primarily in Scandinavia.

In 2008, he rode his motorcycle on dirt roads/trails across the USA on TransAmerica Trail camping along the way. To finish off his 6 week trip, he headed south and circumnavigated dirt roads of Mexico before returning to New York.

Living in the Hudson valley, he enjoys instructing rock and ice climbing, as well as continuing his AMGA training.