Joshua Cole, a co-owner of NCMG, has been adventuring in the mountains for more than 20 years, and guiding since 2004. He has climbed and skied extensively in the North Cascades, Swiss Alps, Italian Dolomites, Sierra Nevada, New Zealand and the ranges of SW Montana. Josh has given trainings and presentations on wilderness risk management to numerous organizations and is a risk management consultant for Experiential Consulting. Josh has worked as a professional ski patroller in Montana and New Zealand, and has a former life as a geologist. Josh works in the North Cascades as a ski, alpine and rock guide for NCMG. Josh is an IFMGA Licensed Guide, and is certified by the AMGA in the Rock, Alpine, and Ski disciplines.