Doug Ferguson

Dabbler (50 Hub Points)
New Paltz, NY
Age: 36-55
Professional Experience: 10-25 years in Rock Climbing

Doug Ferguson discovered climbing in 1997 while living in Boulder, Colorado and has owned and operated Mountain Skills Climbing Guides since 2008. In 2002, he began guiding and climbing full time at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. Doug has climbed extensively throughout the United States, largely in the southeast (North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee) and since moving to New England, in the Adirondacks, the Gunks and the White and Green Mountains.
His climbing and mountaineering educational background consists of: Certified AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Alpine Guides Course, AMGA Advanced Rock Guides Course, AMGA Ice Instructor Course, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Top Rope Site Manager, AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Provider, AMGA SPI Provider assistant, Wilderness First Responder training, Leave No Trace Master Trainer, National Ski Patrol Level 1& 2 Avalanche Safety, New York State Licensed Rock, Ice, Hiking, Camping Guide, and Hudson Valley Mountain Rescue Volunteer.
Doug loves volunteering weekly with the NYC Adaptive Climbing Clinic helping to teach rock climbing to people with physical disabilities at Brooklyn Boulders. Doug was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Gunks Climbers Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable opportunities for responsible climbing along the Shawangunk Ridge and surrounding areas.
A Michigan native, Doug’s fascination with the mountains and the outdoors began with a competitive skiing career in high school. With a background in art and design, Doug paints with oil color full time and creates rustic furniture, mostly from pieces of wood chopped down from his neighbor’s backyard. You can view Doug’s paintings and other art work at

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