Welcome to Epic Alpinism! Based in the Adirondacks, guiding throughout the Northeast and beyond, have a destination in mind contact us! Join us to climb Mt. Rainier 2024/2025.

We offer personalized guiding and instruction services for rock, ice, and alpine climbing. We prefer to offer a 1:1 or 2:1 client to guide ratio rather than larger group instruction in order to offer customized experiences, focusing on perfecting skills and technique while covering more vertical distance climbing.

Ready to explore the Adirondacks of New York State? The Adirondacks are home to over 4,500 rock and ice routes, some of these are historic rock classics originally climbed by Fritz Wiessner to modern hard mixed routes by Alex Lowe, Jeff Lowe, and Will Gadd. There’s everything from sport, trad, aid, ice, mixed, mountaineering, ski descents; the Adirondacks has it all. Some featured areas include Keene Valley, Chapel Pond, Lake Placid, Poke-o Moonshine, Wallface, Trap Dike, Lake George.

New Hampshire’s White Mountains, home to Mount Washington, is another historic area for Northeast climbing, mountaineering, and skiing throughout the notches. There are plenty of objectives to be done, some of the features areas include ice climbing at Frankenstein and Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch, rock and ice climbing at Cannon Mt. in Franconia notch, ascents of Mt. Washington via Huntington and Tuckerman’s Ravines.

Looking to climb bigger mountains in the American West or European Alps, train with us. We offer Training Programs to get you ready for alpine objectives, and partner with international guides for summit seeking experiences, contact us for custom programs.

  • Guided Rock and Ice climbing, beginner to experienced
  • Top rope anchor building lessons
  • Learn to lead, sport, trad, ice
  • Rescue skills
  • Objective and destination climbs
  • Winter mountaineering courses
  • Alpine climbing training programs


Epic Alpinism was founded by Nicholas Ricciuti to offer guiding and instruction to those interested in rock, ice, and alpine climbing experiences. He has been climbing since 1994, is a New York State Licensed Guide, AMGA trained, and always looking for the next objective. Growing up in the Adirondacks and Northeast has provided him a playground for climbing and training to pursue bigger alpine objectives around the world.


When shopping around not all guide products are the same, we provide customized experiences in order to increase personal value rather than cookie cutter outings.
Private Guiding – Price Per Day*

1 Person – $325

2 People – $450

3+ People – Contact us

*Additional surcharge may apply for remote or out of state locations, specific trips/courses, and/or rental equipment. Prices do not include gratuity.

Booking and Cancellations:
A 50% deposit is required to reserve bookings, and the remaining balance must be paid 72 hours before the booked date. Cancellations 30 days before the booked date are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations 7 days before the booked date will be available for a credit towards a new booked date within the next 6 months. No refund will be issued for cancellations within 72 hours of the booked date. In the event of weather related cancellations, a credit will be given for booking a new date within the next 6 months. For cancellations made by Epic Alpinism a full refund will be given. Booking and cancellation policies may vary for specific trips/courses.

No summits or objectives guaranteed, subject to conditions, weather, route closures, physical fitness of all group members, and/or other circumstances. See the Participant Agreement for more details.

Please check the Gear List for personal items you may need.