Our History

​Northeast Mountain Guiding (NMG) was started by company President Joseph Vulpis in January of 2009 and since then has grown into one of the largest and busiest professional guiding, equipment outfitter and outdoor educational operations in the eastern United States. 2019 has proved to be NMG's best season yet!

​In 2014, Vice President Bryan Enberg joined the company and helped launch it's Professional Services Division. This division of NMG provides equipment, training and consulting to emergency service organizations as well as professional rope access for construction, inspection and other work at height needs. We are currently the sole provider for search & rescue training for FEMA and the NJ State Police. Bryan left NMG and is now working full time for the NJ State Police.

In 2016, President Joseph Vulpis registered NMG as a government contractor for equipment, supplies and training. NMG is currently operating on projects and signed their first contract with the US Navy in January 2017 and second contract with the US Marines in February 2017.

We pride ourselves in providing premium outdoor experiences and professional services to outdoor enthusiasts interested in experiencing everything the great wilderness has to offer! NMG has 150+ guides/instructors, all experts and highly experienced in the discipline they guide and people who love the outdoors. Unlike our competitors who only work weekends, we are FULL-TIME career mountain guides. On average, we have 35,000+ clients annually. Our peak season is April through October.

In 2017, NMG became the first outdoor adventure franchise in the world operating under a different name. The franchise is called 'Ultimate Outdoor Adventures' and has 9 current locations and 3 more opening in 2020.

We offer courses for the following organizations:

We are the only full course provider for the American Hiking Guides Association and the National Canyoneering Association in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We are the only accredited school in the Northeast US for both the American Hiking Guides Association and the Mountain Safety Institute. We are also accredited by the National Canyoneering Association.

Here at NMG we practice "Leave No Trace" ethics and have several Leave No Trace Master Educators on staff. Almost all of our staff are LNT Trainers. We instruct our clients on every trip how to protect, respect and preserve the wilderness.

NMG is also a distributor for the best brands in climbing and outdoor recreation. We are distributors for Conterra, Spiroll, CMC Rescue, Sterling Rope, National Geographic Maps and many more! Stop by our shop for more information and to see our product line.

We strive for excellence and offer some of the best courses you'll find in the outdoor education industry!


Who We Are

US Marines

US Army

​US Army Rangers

US Navy

US Department of Health

New York Fire Department

Passaic County Sheriff's Department

New Jersey State Police

NJ State Police Special Operations Bureau

NJ State Police Task Force One


US Department of Justice

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Pennsylvania DCNR

New Jersey State Park Police

North Carolina State Parks & Forestry Division

National Park Service

US Forest Service

Newark Police Department

Community Search & Rescue

NJ Search & Rescue

Bayshore Search & Rescue

Aberdeen EMS

Byram Township Fire Department

Lakeland EMS

Monmouth County Sheriff's Department

Vermont National Guard

New Jersey National Guard

Royal Lao Airborne 10th Mountain Division



Arizona State Parks

Thousand Islands Search & Rescue

Nepalese Government

New York DEC

New York City Police Department


Union County Sheriff's Department

West Milford Search & Rescue

Ohio Special Response Team

Taunton Police

Closter EMS

SAR Teams of Warren County

Blairstown Township

Team Wilderness

Rutgers University

Rutgers Outdoor Recreation

Rutgers Outdoor Club

Harvard Outdoor Club


Fox News

New York Times

Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of America

Royal Rangers

Some of our customers include, but not limited to:

Joseph Vulpis

President & Founder