Just a note to tell you what a great time we had with Matt. He really impressed me. He has the complete package of skills. Physically, on the rock, he moves like a cat. Light on his feet with a smooth economy of movement. Almost like a ballet dancer. His use of the equipment like ropes, biners, protection devices, knots, and harnesses was technically impressive. He also knew all of the alternatives: Plan A, B, C, etc. His teaching and people skills with us were considerate, smooth, measured, and encouraging. He was sensitive to our physical abilities and I always got a sense that he felt very personally responsible for our safety. I always felt completely safe, even when hanging on the rope when I slipped out of the crack. In short, he was the complete package. Thanks.
Colorado Rock Climbing Program August 2008
I want to thank you again for an incredible week. What Steven and I learned during our days together exceeded both our expectations and the goals that we had set for the trip. You are a great instructor Matt and you have a great vibe that makes learning interesting, comfortable and most importantly, fun! We definitely want to follow up as soon as we can with you for another skills development course for either rock or alpine
New York, NY,
Bolivia Alpine Climbing Expedition June 2008
Matt Wade has been my guide on several expeditions in North and South America. We have always summited. More importantly, however, is Matt's attention to detail, his planning, his expertise, and his camaraderie that is inspiring all the way from the planning stages of an expedition to completion. I would remark that his ability to assess and balance your need for security and space on the mountain is unique to his guiding style. There are a lot of guides and agencies to select from. I recommend Matt without hesitation, and the time of this writing, we're already planning our next trip. See you at the top!
Alpine Climbing Programs 2001-2007
Thanks again for the invaluable lessons and information. You put together an outstanding course and it was apparent you spent time constructing a plan of action to suit my interests.
Intro to Alpine Mountaineering June 2005
I just wanted to drop a note to say that we had an outstanding time over the weekend. Matt was truly exceptional as a teacher and guide, which I'm quite sure you know, but we really appreciated the wonderful introduction to ice climbing and without a doubt will be back. We figure a couple of more days and we'll feel confident to even do our own top rope anchors! Thanks again.
Ice Climbing February 2009