ABOUT NATE MCKENZIE
Nate began climbing at an early age in the foothills of Mt Rainier in Washington State. Originally from the Seattle area, his climbing and back country experience ranges from the East to West coast of the U.S. and the Alps in France and Switzerland.
Nate teaches climbing courses both indoors and outside focusing on rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering. He is an American Mountain Guide Association certified instructor, provider for the AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) Certification and Paradox Sports Adaptive Climbing Instructor helping folks with physical disabilities achieve their climbing goals.
Training & Certifications
- AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide (2014)
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (2007)
- AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (Course Provider, 2008)
- CWA Work at Height (Qualified, L3)
- Wilderness First Responder (SOLO)
- NY State Licensed Rock & Ice Guide (#7755)
- USA Climbing Certified Routesetter (Level 1)
- USA Climbing Certified Climbing Coach
- Boy Scouts of America Climbing Merit Badge Counselor
In keeping with our "Adventure for Everyone" mission I believe its important to support local non-profit organizations that use climbing and outdoor adventure to make a difference in our community and in peoples lives.
Program Director, Instructor Team Member
Board of Directors (2014-present)
Paradox Sports fosters an individual’s potential and strength, defying the assumption that people with a physical disability can’t lead a life of excellence. We provide inspiration, opportunities and specialized adaptive equipment so that anyone is able to be an active participant in human-powered sports.
RAGGED MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
President, Chairman of the Board (2015-2018)
Board of Directors (2012-present)
The Ragged Mtn Foundation works to preserve access to Connecticut's high and wild places. In 2015 the RMF purchased the north end of Ragged Mountain preserving the cliff for future generations of recreational users.