The Guides at Northeast Mountaineering are a small group of highly trained and experienced climbers. Collectively, they have years of experience on rock, ice and snow from New England to Alaska to Yosemite and Ecuador to Nepal. Despite their own personal ascents, they thrive on teaching their skills to others. At NEM you will get personal attention, a low guide to client ratio, and a relaxed and fun environment for you to climb to your full potential.

Our guides hold various credentials including Wilderness EMT, First Responder and First Aid, AMGA climbing certifications, Leave No Trace Trainer, Search and Rescue, and Avalanche Certifications. With NEM you are in good hands!

Corey Fitzgerald – Mountain Guide, Co-Founder NEM

Corey found his love for mountains at the young age of 8 when he first scaled Mt. Adams in New Hampshire. For the next 16 years he has continued to hike and backpack throughout the country. He found his niche of climbing bigger mountains when he visited Mt Rainier for the first time. He has training as a professional photographer, which has only compounded his love for the outdoors and high places. Corey also enjoys hiking, floating lazy rivers, and any other adventurous activity.

Climbing Resume
Denali, Alaska • Mt. Rainier, Washington – 8 ascents • Mt. Shuksan, Washington – 3 ascents • Mt. Baker, Washington • Mt. Hood, Oregon – 2 ascents • Colorado – 14ers • Mt. Washington, NH – 40+ Ascents • New England Ascents • Presidential Traverse – Summer & Winter • Thorsborne Trail, Australia • Cayambe (18,997ft), Ecuador • Imbabura, Ecuador • Pichincha, Ecuador – Paso de la Muerte Route
Certifications
SOLO Wilderness EMT
AIARE Avalanche II
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Leave No Trace Trainier
AVSAR – “Winter Above Treeline Team”
Brett Fitzgerald – Mountain Guide, Co-Founder NEM

Although Brett has always had a love for the outdoors, He found his real love for the mountains and climbing after his first visit to Mt. Rainier in Washington State. Brett has been hooked ever since. His ingenuity, determination, and creativity have seen him through countless days and nights on some of the highest peaks in the country. When Brett is not in the mountains you can find him fishing, playing sports, or graphic designing.

Climbing Resume
Denali, Alaska • Mt. Rainier, Washington – 6 Ascents • Mt. Shuksan, Washington – 3 ascents • Mt. Baker, Washington • Mt. Hood, Oregon • Mt. Washington, NH – 40+ ascents • New England Ascents • Presidential Traverse – Summer & Winter • Thorsborne Trail, Austrailia • Everest Basecamp Trek, Nepal • Kala Pathar, Nepal • Ama Dablam Basecamp Trek, Nepal • Cho La, Nepal • Renjo La, Nepal
Certifications
SOLO Wilderness EMT
Avalanche II
Leave No Trace Trainier
AVSAR – “Winter Above Treeline Team”
Alek Pouliopoulos – Mountain Guide

From a very young age, Alek has climbed everything in sight. In the past, he was been a competitive rock climber and competed at both the national and international level as a youth and adult competitor. From his humble beginnings in New England, to the limestone crags of Spain and the rough Granite of Joshua Tree National Park, Alek has taken every chance possible to travel and climb all over the world. He currently attends Western State Colorado University where he has a double major of Recreation and Outdoor Education and Psychology. He is also an active member of the Western State Mountain Rescue Team.

Climbing Resume
Mt. Rainier, Washington • Mt. Shuksan, Washington • Mt. Hood, Oregon • Various traditional, sport and bouldering ascents in New England, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Colorado, Nevada, California, Spain, Ecuador and Italy • Kundalini 5.12d, Rumney, NH (Sport) • Kathy’s corner 5.10a, Taylor Canyon, CO (Trad) • Bubble Butt V7 Red Rocks, NV (Bouldering) • Nickel 7a+ flash – Greece • Mayumba 7a+flash – Greece • Ricounet 7a – Greece
Certifications
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Leave No Trace Master Trainier
AIARE Avalanche Level I
Anthony Cormier – Mountain Guide, NEM

Anthony has been drawn to the mountains from a very young age. Technical climbing became his passion in the teen years into early twenties competing as a sponsored climber in the USA Climbing Series. Serenity soon drew him back to the long alpine routes of the Northeast where you can find him now. Mountaineering in season, fly fishing in the off season but always in the mountains. Anthony is also a member of Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue and has climbed across the country from California to Kentucky to Colorado and right here at home.

Climbing Resume
Mt. Shasta, CA; Casaval Ridge & Green Butte Ridge • Mt. Adams, WA; Adams Glacier & North Cleaver Mt. Hood, OR; South Side, Old Chute •
Flattop Mountain, CO • Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2002 • All NH 4,000 Footers Winter and Summer • Massachusetts Mid-State Trail • Rock Climbing – 5.12+: KY, NH, CO, OR, TN, GA, NC, WV, MA, ME, VT, CA • Ice Climbing – WI5: NH, VT, MA, CO, ME, OR, WA • Ski mountaineering on Mt. Hood, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Washington, Mt. Werner, Mt. Katahdin, Troll Peninsula, Iceland
Certifications
AIARE Avalanche Level 1
SOLO Wilderness First Aid
AVSAR – “Winter Above Treeline Team”
Vincent Dude – Mountain Guide, NEM

Vincent draws from over a decade of experience on rock and ice. His intimate knowledge of Rumney, Franconia Notch, and Mt. Washington Valley, allows him to give NEM clients an experience like no other. Vincent is a school teacher and a father of 4 young children, which is clearly evident in his guiding and decision making. When he is not in the mountains, he enjoys Surfing, Whitewater Kayaking, and Mountain Biking.

Climbing Resume
Book of Solemnity – 5.10 • Recombeast – 5.9 • Hotter than Hell – 5.9 • Vertigo – 5.9 A0 • Flying Hawaiian – 5.11 • Black Dike – 5.6 WI4+ M3- • Great White Icicle, Utah – WI3 • Grand Teton via Owen-Spaulding Route • Mt. Rainier • All of New Hampshire’s 4000 footers
Certifications
Paramedic Training
Wilderness First Aid
Avalanche I
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Mike Cherim – Mountain Guide, NEM

Mike, a.k.a. NH Tramper, began his hiking career at four-years-old on Mt Washington (Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the summit). He has since hiked the 48 several time (a yearly thing for him) as well as several mountains/ranges outside of New Hampshire (see Climbing Resume below). He is also into other outdoor pursuits such as indoor and outdoor climbing, skiing, backpacking, snowshoeing, fishing, and more.

Climbing Resume
Mt Washington – 60+ ascents • Mt Adams – 15+ ascents • all of the 4000-footers in NH several times • Long Trail Thru Hike • Wasatch (Ut.) • Grand Canyon (Az.) • Dolomites (Ital.) • Minami Alps and Mt. Fuji (Jpn.) • Yosemite (Ca.) • Mt. Rainier, Washington – 2 ascents • Mt. Shuksan, Washington • Mt. Hood, Oregon – 2 ascents
Certifications
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
Avalanche I
AMC Class 1 Leader
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Aspirant
AMC Trail Adopter
AVSAR – “Winter Above Treeline Team”
Leave No Trace Trainier
Tristan Perry – Mountain Guide, NEM

Tristan felt the pull of climbing from a young age while growing up in rural Wyoming. When he headed east to Dartmouth for undergrad, it was in part because of its reputation as a top skiing school and because it had good climbing nearby. He skied for the Dartmouth ski team, but found that competition in the east was as hard as the snow. He took his first climbing trip in the spring as a freshman and learned the ropes from the amazingly attuned and renowned instructor John Joline. He sallied forth trying to make sense of the world by exploring its heights and finding adventure along the way. In college, he lived and breathed climbing and history, then moved to Colorado before boomeranging back to New England. He enjoys all types of climbing, from pebble pinching to snow slogging, and believes any good day involves a heavily beating heart.

Climbing Resume
Climbs in Yosemite including the Nose and Salathe Wall on El Cap, Half Dome, and Astroman • Ascents of ~30 towers and spires in Utah and Colorado • Grade V free climbs in the Black Canyon of Gunnison, CO • Hard multipitch free climbs on Cannon, Cathedral and Whitehorse • Cragging all over the country • International climbs in Mexico, England, France and Spain • 5.13 sport climbs and 5.12 trad climbs • Multi-pitch Grade 5+ ice climbs in ME, VT, NH, and CO • Classic alpine climbs and backcountry ski descents in the Tetons and Wind Rivers, San Juans and RMNP, Sierras, Mt. Washington and Katahdin.
Certifications
AIARE Avalanche I
AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
Wilderness First Responder
Ryan Gibbs – Mountain Guide, NEM

Ryan learned to ski in the Western Mountains of Maine where he would spend the next 7 years. Eventually he thirsted for something more and broke into the alpine touring and ski mountaineering scene. Over the next 7 years he found himself anywhere from the steeps of Mt. Katahdin, to the infamous gullies of Mt. Washington and White Mountains, as well as Wyoming, Colorado, the Cascades, and British Columbia. From the steep and deep to mellow winding cruisers Ryan is sure to teach you new skills and change your perspective. When Ryan isn’t skiing you can find him hiking, biking, and most recently ice climbing.

Climbing Resume
Backcountry ski descents of most gullies on Mt. Washington and Mt. Katahdin • Ski descents on Mt. Willard and various gullies on New England 4000 footers • Over 50% complete the New England 4000 footers • Single Day Presidential Traverse (Summer) • Mt. Washington summit over 30 times with hundreds of days in the gullies and ravines
Certifications
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
AIARE Avalanche Level II
Coby Jacobus – Mountain Guide, NEM

Coby Jacobus was on skis at 3, hockey skates at 4 and adamant at 5 that he preferred an adventure vacation over Disney World. He began alpine skiing in Vermont but transitioned to back country skiing to enjoy the solitude, challenge and untracked powder. He ran Division I cross-country and track at UNH and began enjoying the mountain year round upon graduation. His enthusiasm for the mountains is infectious. Coby enjoys big days in the backcountry, whether it’s linking several ravines in a single day on alpine touring skis, long mountain trail runs or multi pitch rock climbs. Nothing gives him more pleasure though than having his dog Miss Gracie enjoy these experiences with him.

Climbing Resume
Countless winter ski ascents and descents of Mount Washington and surrounding area often linking several ravines in a single day •  Cayambe (18,997ft), Ecuador • Imbabura, Ecuador • Pichincha, Ecuador – Paso de la Muerte Route • Haute Route: Chamonix, France Zermatt, Switzerland • Numerous ski tours near Bishop, CA • AMGA Ski Guides Course, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT • Matterhorn via Hornli Ridge (AD+/III+) • Ran a one day winter Presidential Traverse (Completed in 6 hours) • Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMB) Ran 120+ miles and 30,000 feet of elevation gain over 6 days circumnavigating the highest peak in the European Alps. • Rock climb up to 5.10a • Ice climb up to WI5
Certifications
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
AIARE Avalanche Level II
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
Matt Bowman – Mountain Guide, NEM

Matt started mountaineering while studying geology at University of Maine, Farmington. After a summer of fieldwork in the Cascades of Washington State, he relocated to New Hampshire to begin his tenure as Harvard Cabin Caretaker in Huntington Ravine. This move nurtured a love for Mount Washington and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Matt’s happiest while climbing, skiing, and exploring the lesser visited mountains and crags of New Hampshire and Maine with family and friends – old and new.

Climbing Resume
Mooses Tooth, AK • Mount Dickey, AK • Mount Foraker, AK • Mount Hunter, AK • Mount Shuksan, WA • Single day Presidential Traverse (summer & winter) • Single day Hut Traverse • Countless days climbing and skiing on Mount Washington • Knife Edge Traverse (winter) • Multiple winter trips to Baxter State Park, ME • Multiple road trips to Joshua Tree, Red Rocks, Cascades
Certifications
AVSAR – “Winter Above Treeline Team”
Wilderness EMT Training
Avalanche II Training
High Angle Rescue Training