doug on a rare ascent of widows tears in yosemite valley, North america's longest water ice climb

doug on a rare ascent of widows tears in yosemite valley, North america's longest water ice climb

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Doug Nidever

Lead Alpine, Rock, & Ski Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM Internationally Certified Mountain Guide & Ski Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine, Rock & Ski Mountaineering Guide

 

Doug is an IFMGA certified guide and has been climbing for over 40 years and skiing for 30. He began his career as a professional mountain guide over 35 years ago in 1978 and is a past Chief Guide for the Yosemite Mountaineering School.

Doug has guided a multitude of routes in Yosemite Valley ranging from numerous ascents of Half Dome and El Capitan, free climbs of Astroman and the Rostrum, to tiny routes at Swan Slab. Tuolumne Meadows continues to be a favorite climbing venue with some of the best slab routes anywhere. Doug has also guided extensively throughout the Sierra Nevada from Mount Whitney to Matterhorn Peak. He has also guided many of the big, famous peaks in the Alps of Europe.

Doug is an active ice climber and known for his ice instructing skills. He tends to seek out the best ice in Canada, WY, CO, and CA. In January 2007 Doug and one of the founders of California Alpine Guides climbed the famed Widows Tears in Yosemite Valley, one of the biggest ice routes in North America.  He has climbed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, and Ecuador.

Doug lives in the Eastern Sierra Nevada minutes from Yosemite National Park.

Certifications/Education:

  • IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified alpine, rock, and ski mountaineering guide
  • AMGA certified Alpine, Rock & Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder