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Cloudsplitter is the culmination of over thirty years of combined experience, inspiration and aspiration to offer full-service professional mountain guiding in the Adirondack mountains and beyond.

From our base in Keene Valley, NY we do it all- from introductory rock and ice climbing here in the North Country to select alpine and adventure mountaineering trips to greater ranges. Check out our homepage blog to see what we've been up to lately.

In addition to our combined decades of guiding experience in diverse venues, we are all trained and certified (in respective disciplines) by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and are commited to pursuing mountain guiding as a lifelong profession and career. Cloudsplitter guides are also licensed by the NY state Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and our programs are insured and offered in partnership or employment with respective commercial permitees or concessionaires where required.

Aside from the 'hard-skills' though, we mostly like to have fun and adventure in the mountains, and enjoy sharing rewarding and succesful alpine experiences with others. We are career mountain guides, committed to professional responsibility and quality service. We strive to make the most of our guests' limited time, and hope to inspire a lifetime of mountain adventures. Come join us!

Jesse Williams & Emilie Drinkwater



Cloudsplitter owner/guide Jesse Williams in the Alaska Range


Emilie at Snowy Mountain. (photo courtesy Jim Lawyer, Adirondack Rock)

Emilie thanks the following companies for their support:

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