Nathan Fry

Rock+Ice+Alpine Guide

Despite growing up in the Deep South (where the ground only slopes down), Nathan began chasing mountains as soon as he was old enough to drive. After spending four years backpacking, cragging, and earning his degree in Russian and English at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, Nathan worked for seven years in the military as an infantry and intelligence officer. After a break in service to earn his master's degree in Natural Resources and work for the US Forest Service, Nathan re-entered military service to work as the Training Division Chief for the US Army Mountain Warfare School. Nathan's climbing resume includes rock, ice, and alpine climbs from throughout the US and internationally in ranges such as the Kyrgyz Tian Shan. He most enjoys moving light and fast on mixed rock and ice routes under bluebird New England skies in midwinter.  He is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and he has successfully completed the AMGA Rock Guide, Alpine Guide, and Ice Instructor courses.

Trainings & Certifications

  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Rock Guide Course
  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Alpine Guide Course
  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ice Instructor Course
  • US Army Ranger School graduate
  • US Army Survival School graduate
  • Basic and Advanced Military Mountaineering Course graduate
  • First ascent of the Organ Saint Traverse, Organ Mountains, New Mexico
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Rock & Alpine climbs up to Grade IV/5.11 and WI5+