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Jamie Leahy
Sean Barrett
Tim Coleman
Kari Post
Travis Anderson
Dan Vellone

Jamie Leahy

NRMG Lead Guide/Owner

AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor

Wilderness First Responder SOLO

AIARE Level 2

Leave No Trace Trainer

Graduate of the Outdoor Leadership Program at G.C.C.

 

North Ridge Mountain Guides founder Jamie Leahy, discovered his love for the mountains on our very own Mt. Washington. Since then Jamie has climbed many peaks in the Northeast as well as the Northwest and even in the Equadorian Andes. Jamie completed the Outdoor Leadership program at Greenfield Community College with a focus on climbing and mountaineering. His passion for the sport of climbing is clear to anyone that has climbed with him.

 

Selected Climbing Resume

Cotopaxi, Ecuador 19,347ft. Mt. Rainer, Washington 2 ascents 14,411ft. Mt. Shasta, California 5 ascents 14,179ft. Mt. Hood, Oregon 2 ascents 11,149ft. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire 6,288ft. 60+ ascents, 50+ guided. Mt. Pichincha, Equador 15,692ft. Technical ice and rock climbs throughout the northeast.

 

 

 

 

Sean Barrett

NRMG Lead Guide

PCIA Single-Pitch Instructor

Professional EMT

Leave No Trace Trainer

Graduate of the Outdoor Leadership Program at G.C.C.

 

Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Tim Coleman

AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor

Wilderness First Responder

 

Bio coming soon!

Kari Post

Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Exercise Science Teaching

Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Environmental Education

Wilderness First Responder

American Alpine Club member

Association for Experiential Education member

 

 Kari is a true adventurer at heart – she has biked across the United States, trekked in the Himalayas, and straddled the Equator while mountaineering in the Ecuadorian Andes. She has two degrees in education and loves teaching people to enjoy the outdoors, be it backpacking through the wilderness, paddling on a quiet lake, poking around in the dirt, or climbing to the tops of mountains. In addition to guiding and teaching, Kari is also a professional photographer whose nature and wildlife photographs have earned worldwide recognition.

 

Cotopaxi, Ecuador, 19,347 ft

Cayambe, Ecuador, 18,996 ft

Rucu Pichincha, Ecuador, 15,413 ft

Poon Hill, Nepal, 10,475 ft

Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 6,288 ft

 

 

 

Travis Anderson

AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor

Wilderness First Responder

 

Travis has been climbing for ten years and has been teaching rock climbing for eight years. Travis has taught in rock gyms, outdoor education programs for colleges, the YMCA, and in climbing schools across the USA. In addition to rock climbing Travis teaches outdoor leadership and backpacking skills at a college north of Boston.

Dan Vellone

Licensed Professional Geologist

Wilderness Advanced First Aid

National Association for Search and Rescue Certified SARTech III

Wilderness Search and Rescue Crew Boss

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Basic Land Navigation for Search and Rescue

Avalanche First Response Training

Avalanche Terrain Assessment and Rescue Crevasse

Rescue High and Low Angle Rescue

High Altitude Emergencies, Temperature Related Emergencies

Leave No Trace Awareness

 

Dan grew up under the shadows of Storm King Mountain in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, and as a result, developed a deep love for being outdoors. Dan is a part time guide for North Ridge Mountain Guides and full time Professional Geologist working throughout New England. Dan has previously worked in the outdoor industry and academia, working as a part time kayak guide for Storm King Adventure Tours and a college level instructor at Manhattan College teaching earth science and geology. Dan enjoys hiking and climbing calling the Northeast his home, but also seeks out adventure elsewhere, having climbed Mt. Rainier via the Kautz (14,410’), glacier climbing in Alaska, Class III whitewater rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and canyoning in Puerto Rico.

 

 

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