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Maximizing the rewards and minimizing the risk.

Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides offer private rock and ice climbing and instruction, backcountry and ski mountaineering tours, and selected alpine climbs and expeditions with our AMGA Certified Mountain Guides and Rock Instructors.

Jesse Williams

Jesse is an American Mountain Guide, certified (Rock, Alpine, Ski) by the AMGA and licensed internationally by the IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV. His two decade professional career spans the spectrum from the small, rugged mountains of the Northeast across North America's greatest ranges.

Emilie Drinkwater

Emilie is an AMGA certified Rock & Alpine Guide and aspirant Ski Guide. Her fifteen year professional career spans the spectrum from the small, rugged mountains of the Northeast to the world's biggest mountain ranges in Alaska and the Karakoram.

Mark Scott

Mark is an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor and a Licensed NY Rock & Ice Climbing Guide. He grew up in the Adirondacks, learning to climb rock and ice as a teenager and establishing first ascents with local guides and mentors. In the decade since he has worked professionally as a climbing instructor, an outdoor educator and as a counselor for adjudicated youth.