Nat Patridge, President, Exum Mountain Guides. Nat Patridge is an Internationally Certified AMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide who has been guiding since 1993. Originally from New Hampshire, Patridge began climbing at the age of 16. Early in his career, he worked summers at NOLS and then as a ski guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, where he eventually became the director of Jackson Hole Alpine Guides. He has been an avalanche forecaster and guide for High Mountain Heli-Skiing in Jackson Hole and for Valdez Heli-Ski Guides in Alaska. In 1998, he began working for Exum Mountain Guides, one of the oldest guiding outfits in North America, where he works year-round as the corporate president, splitting time between Exum’s Jackson Hole office and guiding clients in the summer and winter. In 2008, he co-guided, with Bill Liberatore, the first guided winter ski descent of the Grand Teton. He has made ski descents in the Tetons, Beartooths, Absarokas, Alps, and Peru, and done expeditions to Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and Ecuador. In 2012, he was featured in a documentary called The Space Between, a film about a ski accident in Chamonix, France, that nearly killed him.
About Exum Mountain Guides (Jackson Hole, WY): In 1929, Glenn Exum began climbing in the Teton Range with Paul Petzoldt, who had been guiding small numbers of clients since 1925. Together they formed a partnership that became the Petzoldt-Exum School of American Mountaineering After guiding and teaching for 80 years, Exum Mountain Guides still enjoys an unmatched reputation for excellence. Exum Mountain Guides are some of the most experienced guides in the world. We hire guides who are able to teach and inspire others. Collectively, our guides have climbed in the United States, Alaska, the Alps, the Andes, Antarctica, China, Tibet, the Karakoram, and, of course, throughout the Himalayas.