Nick Kelley

    Nick Kelley

    Guide: Washington

    Nick grew up right outside of Portland, Maine where he fell in love with the outdoors skiing in the winter time at Sugarloaf mountain and hiking and camping at the White Mountains in the summertime. He started his outdoor career by getting a degree in Adventure Leadership from Lyndon State College in Vermont. Nick has guided many places including Mt. Shasta CA, Trinity Alps Wilderness, Olympic National Park, Penobscot and Kennebec rivers in Maine, ice climbing in New Hampshire, and Exit Glacier in Seward Alaska. Despite currently living on the west coast full time Nick learned how to rock climb and backcountry ski in New Hampshire and Vermont so he has a deep love and appreciation for the Northeast.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition…
    Yours, Dreamly, – The Arcs

    Guilty Pleasure
    Binge watching Friends

    When you’re not guiding?
    Skiing, climbing, mountain biking with headphones in, or using my dark room to development and print film

    Most people don’t know that…
    I have been to Disney world 4 times

    In another life I’d…
    Be in the music industry

    Significant Ascents

    Moby Grape, Cannon Cliff New Hampshire
    Castleton Tower, Castleton Valley Utah
    20 Ascents of Mt Shasta Via 4 different routes with multiple ski descents including Trinity Chutes, West Face, Holtum Wintun Glacier
    Pinnacle Gully Huntington Ravine on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
    Standard Route at Frankenstein cliffs in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
    Chute ski decent at Tuckermans ravine on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
    Mescalito via Dark Shadows route in Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas, Nevada
    Whiskey Peak via Bourbon Street route in Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas, Nevada


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