Beyond the Volcanoes

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:00

NCMG is proud to announce our newest course offering, Beyond the Volcanoes. This course is designed for the many climbers that have gotten started on one of the Northwest's big volcanoes, and now want to take their skills to the next level to involve more technical climbing.  Like all of our programs, these trips will run at a low ratio to insure a quality experience for everyone.  We are offering this program once a month through the summer, so give us a call soon if you are interested.


Jeff Ward
Submitted by Jeff Ward on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 00:00

Well, it’s officially here, Spring.  As a die-hard backcountry powder skier it’s hard to say goodbye to winter.  I live for the short, cold days of mid-winter.  Those days where it’s nearly impossible to stay dry because it is dumping so hard.  Deep trail breaking and non-stop face shots.  There are just endless reasons to love mid-winter skiing.  F

AMGA/ IFMGA meeting in Boulder

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 00:00

Jeff and larry just returned from the annual AMGA guides meeting in Boulder, CO.  It was the first time in the history of the organization that the US hosted the International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) meeting.  It was a busy week of meeting and trainings and connecting with members of our amazing guide community.  Check out this inspiring video of a parade on Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder.


Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 00:00

Hey Everyone, Larry here.  Summer is finally winding down and we are just getting caught up on office work and beginning to look to the winter ahead.  Everyone is talking about La Nina and the epic winters that it brings to the Northwest.  With that in mind, we thought we would throw out a little teaser of what he have planned this year; 

The backcountry season pass - ideal for those getting into backcountry skiing, or better for those that want to get out when its really good....

Farewell to a friend

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Sat, 11/07/2009 - 00:00

It is with great sadness that I am writing to report the passing of Methow Valley legend and NCMG guide, Sean McCabe.  Earlier this summer, Sean was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer.  Given 4-6 weeks to live, Sean held on with his legendary tenacity until this morning when he passed peacefully at his home in the company of his family. 

New Glacier Travel date offered - spaces available!

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Thu, 07/23/2009 - 00:00

Occasionally we have just one person interested in doing a skills course and they are open to having one or two folks join them in order to reduce the cost per person.  Well that situation has just arisen and we have a new 3 day Glacier Travel Training course scheduled August 26 -28, 2009.  If you are interested in signing up, please call or email us.  Details of this course and the full curriculum can be found HERE.

NCMG launches new blog!

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 00:00

In an effort to stay in touch better and get trip reports  posted in a more timely fashion, NCMG is pleased to announce the launch of its own blog.  Trip reports will now be easier to find and search if you are looking for a specific trip or want to see what a specific climb might be like.  There will some minor changes throuhout the rest of our site, but for the most part it will remain the same.  Please contact us with your feedback and feel free to sign up for the RSS feed to get the latest news from Mazama and around the world.

NCMG guide Tim Connelly wins Kenya's Maxidash

Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 00:00

In an unusual climbing competition, African style, Tim Connelly and Spanish climber Lucas Gonzales wound up winning the event.  Dubbed the Maxidash, the competition involves climbers climbing as many routes as possible in one climbing area, driving like mad on dirt roads (by any route) to the next climbing area.  Five climbing areas and 350 km of driving later, Lucas and Connelly came out in 2nd place behind the local reigning champions.  The next day after a recount that turned up a route that hadnt been counted, it turns out, the two had won.