Northern Alpine guides is a small guide service run by certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. We have a tight group of professionaly trained guides who can unlock your potential and give you the security, safety, and skills to travel safely in the alpine environment. We lead trips for guests of varying skill levels and experience throughout the Northern Hemisphere. All our programs are run at low ratios in order to insure quality in service and safety. Join us this year for an adventure of a lifetime.
Quality and Professionalism is the approach we bring to the planning, organisation, and execution of every trip run by Northern Alpine Guides; wether its an Alaska Range expedition, climbing big ice in Norway, skiing in the Lofoten Islands, climbing a technical high altitude peak, or trekking lost valleys of the Nepal Himalaya. We never marginalize the resources needed to provide you with the first-class experience we promise you when you book with us. Business ethics driven by Quality and Professionalism is the best way we know of repaying the trust you place in us.
We strive to make your entire Northern Alpine Guides trip a safe, enjoyable, and successful experience without rushing you to the summit and back. All of our trips are customized and tailored to your dreams, objectives, and skill level. We listen to you first and then develop a personalized trip for you. Our company is focused on you and your experience in the mountains.
Small Ratio Programs:
We pride ourselves on safety and success in the mountains. A small group size is not only safer but allows for more one on one instruction, more time spent climbing, and more fun. Obviously the ratio or group size that we can guide affects our prices. You may find companies offering lower prices but they will always have higher climber-to-guide ratios than us. We feel that larger groups and higher ratios compromise the safety, enjoyment, and success of individual participants. We take our job seriously and believe we cannot offer the best experience for you if we don’t manage our group sizes correctly.
Northern Alpine Guide has made a commitment to reducing our impact in all aspects of our business. We travel to some of the most beautiful and pristine areas in the world and do our best to minimize the physical and cultural footprints we leave behind. All of our expeditions practice the Leave No Trace code of ethics and we strive to make other business choices that will help make our planet an even better place to live.
All our guides have impressive technical ability, strong decision making skills and judgment, and hold certification’s in guiding, nevertheless their ability to teaching is what sets them aside from the rest. We will spend the extra time to make sure you get the most out of your trip. Our instruction focuses on skills, techniques, and the proper application to the terrain. Our guides love to teach you the skills you need to unlock your climbing ability from within.