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. Joseph currently runs our Recreational & Educational Divisions. We have 4 offices throughout the Eastern US: Sparta NJ, Delaware Water Gap PA, Middletown NJ and Concord NC.

​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.

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 employs 150+ guides/instructors (full-time, part-time & per-diem), all experts 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.

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 Black Diamond, 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

Our Field Directors


Earl Tilton

Ben Vining

​Joseph Sangiovanni

David Castner

Joseph Vulpis

President & Founder

Bryan Enberg

Vice President