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. Ian does much of the guiding
himself, but has a handful of his climbing partners/ guides to draw on when things
get busy. Ian keeps a fleet of the latest equipment for you to use, he's convinced
that it's easier to learn with good equipment.
Come and climb with us, whether you are interested in pursuing leading skills, or just starting, we have the experience, local knowledge and positive attitude to make your trip a success.