Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Alex Scuterud

Guiding since 2010

Alex’s first experience climbing was short and pointy. As a young boy he climbed about three feet and fell, landing on a pointy rock In a fit of tears he wrote off climbing. Years later, after much convincing he tried climbing again at a gym in Stamford CT and discovered his love of climbing. Since then Alex has pursued the outdoors with a passion.
His first outdoor climbing experience was with Outward Bound’s Rocks XT course in North Carolina. Alex saw the value in professional certification and attended SUNY Adirondack where he graduated with a degree in adventure education. Following university life, he chose to explore guiding and moved to Maine for an internship with Acadia Mountain Guides. Six years have passed and Alex continues to eagerly anticipate each new season guiding for Acadia Mountain Guides. As a professional in the guiding industry Alex prides himself on being well versed in many aspects of instruction and looks forward to becoming a member of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association course provider pool.

In the off season Alex lives in Bend Oregon working in a unique form of construction building climbing walls for Entre Prises USA. Alexhas climbed in many places including theNew River Gorge, the Grand Canyon, Red Rocks, Adirondack mountains, Acadia National Park, Smith Rocks, Rumney New Hampshire and North Carolina. When he’s not on the job Alex enjoys woodworking, Yoga, a good IPA and the occasional nerd activities from before he began climbing, Magic the Gathering and computer games to name a few.

Guiding Credentials
  • AMGA Rock Guide Course
  • PCIA Single Pitch Climbing and Lead Climbing Instructor Certification
  • AMGA Single Pitch Climbing Instructor
  • Project Adventure Level 2 Challenge Course Facilitator
  • PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor
Medical and Rescue Credentials
  • Wilderness First Responder
Education Credentials
  • A.S. in Adventure Sports Leadership and Management