Canada West Mountain School has been leading Private Guided and Instructional Mountaineering and Alpine programs since 1982, longer than any other Guide service in British Columbia! Let Canada West help you plan your Custom program – whether you are looking to climb a specific alpine objective, develop a custom training course in alpine skills, or get a mountaineering program for a group or club, we can help you plan and deliver the finest experience possible in the south Coast Mountains of BC.
Custom Alpine and Mountaineering programs
All programs include Guiding and/or Instruction services by certified members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG); all personal climbing equipment including harnesses and helmets; group climbing and safety gear; instructional handouts as required; ongoing access to online resources from www.themountainschool.com; and, full pre-trip support from our office support staff and Guides.
Please note that costs do not include the following, where applicable:
- transportation costs to/from trail-head
- food costs
- hut fees, camping fees, or any other accommodation costs
- any transportation fees and costs required
- personal equipment and clothing, except as noted, or as pre-arranged
- tips or gratuities for staff and guides
All prices below are based on a per/day basis
1:4 ratio - $700 per group of 4 people, per day
$175. + GST per person, per day for Alpine Guiding and Instruction services.
1:3 ratio - $675 per group of 3 people, per day
$225. + GST per person, per day for Alpine Guiding and Instruction services.
1:2 ratio - $650 per group of 2 people, per day
$325. + GST per person, per day for Alpine Guiding and Instruction services.
1:1 ratio - $600 for 1 person, per day
$600. + GST per person
We set the Guide to Climber ratio based on the specific Alpine objective, ranging from a 1:1 to a maximum of 1:4 ratio. Please contact our office in advance to discuss the Alpine objective you are interested in and we can help you decide the best ratio.
If you have a larger group (schools, scouts, etc) we will work with you to find alternate methods of reducing costs and still maintaining safe and effective ratios. If you have want to climb with a Guide at a higher ratio than 1:4, please contact our office directly for rates and details.
Some remote and/or challenging objectives include a surcharge of up to $150/day.