The Squamish Splitter Camp is a two day turbo boosted tour of crack climbing in one of the world’s great sites: Squamish. Join our expert guides and pro athletes for a high end look into crack technique from thin to offwidth, protection strategies and advanced tips for succeeding on your project or just upping your game. We will visit crags that are off the beaten path and get into some obscure classics guaranteed to challenge any climber regardless of their abilities. The concept of this Camp is to make you a better all around crack master.
Black Tusk is a great hiking or mountaineering trip that takes you into the wonderful Garibaldi park. Altus will provide a Guide to take you up the mountain. To summit Black Tuck easy rock scrabbling is required to reach the summit. Harness and Rope are required for other than expert climbers.
Think you have the muscle to climb the Squamish chief? Prove it! Two days we will train you the skills of rock climbing and attempt to summit the Squamish Chief by the main face climbing route – Squamish Buttress. If you are successful you will be entered into the draw for a crack at an alpine summit attempt, climbing gear to get you started on your own personal climbing journey and $250 to spend with us on any further course.
Sensational alpine climbing is the signature of this rugged group of peaks. An exhilarating helicopter ride brings you from sea level to 2000m and the Haberl Hut. Crampons are a must as you step out of the hut and make your way toward the dayʼs objective
At just over 2000m, Sky Pilot presents a great introduction to the alpine right near Squamish. Sky Pilot and the Stadium Glacier are reached using a combination of hiking and mountain biking, so experience with both are essential.
The Mount Tricouni North Ridge is one of the most quickest and best alpine rock routes the Coast Mountains have to offer. This classic coastal mountaineering objective is a striking exposed rock ridge with difficulties up to 5.4 lead to an air summit looking over in the both the Squamish and Whistler valleys. The trip starts with a 4×4 journey almost right into the alpine. An 1-2 hours approach across the north glacier sees us on the ridge proper. A absolute must do for an one looking for a 1 day alpine hit.
Climb Mt. Garibaldi with Altus Mountain Guides! Mt Garibaldi or also know as Diamond Head is in Garibaldi Provincial Park and is the last peak in the chain of strato-volcanos that extends up from California’s Mt. Shasta. Mt Garibaldi sports massive glaciers and a truly Olympian summit in Garibaldi Park. This two day guided trip up Mt Garibaldi has a bivouac at the edge of the Warren Glacier and a steep snow/ice climb up the north-east face of the mountain to its highpoint at 2678 meters or 8,786 feet. This is a grand outing that takes you literally from Sea to Sky! Scaling Mt Garibaldi with a guide is a “must do” climb on the Sea to Sky corridor. Mountaineering on Mt Garibaldi is an experience that has to be seen to believed. The vistas off the top of Mt Garibaldi looking down to the Howe Sound are next to none world wide.
Indeed, Mt Waddington is BC’s most storied and captivating mountain. An ascent of this 4000+ m mountain requires the preparedness and skills needed to climb any of the great summits of the world.
Blackcomb Buttress is an unbeatable way to spend a day in Whistler! A short walk from the gondola leads to scenic Blackcomb Lake. Make your way up the 200 meter Blackcomb Buttress climb with difficulties up to 5.7. Top out on the summit of Blackcomb Peak and descend the glacier back to the lifts.
Heli Assisted Mountaineering in Canada. Let the magic of a helicopter whisk you off to the most amazing untouched Alpine destinations in Canada. Heli Mountaineering, short for (Helicopter Mountaineering) is the most exquisite civilized way to experience the remote untouched wilderness. The coastal mountains of British Columbia are among the most beautiful in the world and among the hardest to access because of the thick coastal rainforest. The jungle like vegetation can all but stop progress. With the aid of a short Helicopter trip you can skip the painful slog to the Alpine.
Wedge mountain, if you have ever visited Whistler BC you have certainly noticed the formidable Wedge Mountain. This peak is the largest (2904m) of the Garibaldi park which ranges from Squamish to north of Whistler and one of the best mountaineering climbs near Whistler. The most common Wedge mountain climb is via the NE ridge route;
Let Altus Mountain Guides local Squamish rock climbing guides show you and your friends the best areas and places to rock climb in Squamish. Sample the goods and follow our guides for a day to some of the many great single pitch rock climbing areas. No matter your ability, beginner or expert, routes vary from 5.4 to 5.14+. If all you want is a top rope set up so you can climb all day, we know the best places to rock climb in Squamish. Or if you are interested in learning to rock climb on your own, with the help of an experience ACMG guide. Look under our Learn / Rock Climbing section for more details. We have a vast array of climbing courses. We also offer privet and custom climbing instruction.
Home to North America’s most amazing alpine rock: Bugaboo, Snowpatch, pigeon and the Howser Towers, this place has to be experienced to be believed! From the Beckey-Chouinard (V 5.10) to the West ridge of Pigeon (II 5.4), there is something here for everyone!
Mt Robson is one of the most beautiful and most sought after peak in the Canadian Rockies. From the parking lot of Mt Robson the 10200 feet of rock and snow towers above like no other mountain in Canada. Mt. Robson being one of the more challenging summits in Canada, it sees at most a few summits per year.
Joffre Lakes are north of Whistler, in the heart of the southern coastal mountains, lie the Duffy lake area and some of the finest mountaineering peaks in BC. We will spend three days climbing the majestic glaciated peaks of the Joffre Group: Matier, Slaylock, Hartzel and Joffre.
Squamish Multi-Pitch climbing is the best Canada has to offer! Angels’ Crest, Diedre, The Grand Wall, Squamish Buttress, Freeway, all 50 multi-pitch classics! If you’ve wanted to try any of these five star routes but haven’t had the chance, join us for a truly memorable climb! Altus Mountain Guides can take you on a memorable climb in Squamish. Squamish rock climbing is world class. Let the Guides at Altus Mountain Guides take you on a guided rock climbing trip in Squamish. Rock Guides at Altus Mountain Guides are all ACMG certified rock guides or full certified ACMG Alpine/Mountain Guides. With your personal experienced rock guide you are guarantied to have a rock climbing experience to remember. Your Rock guide will show you some of the many hidden and classic climbs that otherwise are unknown rock routes hidden in the forest. All Rock Guides working in Squamish for Altus Mountain Guides are experts at guiding rock climbing. Let us take you out on one of the many multi-pitch rock climbs Squamish has to offer!
Mt Habrich is a fantastic alpine rock route right in the backyard of Squamish and Vancouver. Mt. Habrich is reached buy using the new Sea to Sky Gondola. Mt. Habrich is an excellent location with amazing views and bigger mountains than expected. With the Gondola to take away the elevation to get into the Alpine it makes for an excellent day.
Home to North America’s most amazing alpine rock: Bugaboo, Snowpatch, Pigeon and the Howser Towers, this place has to be experienced to be believed! From the Beckey-Chouinard (V 5.10) to the West ridge of Pigeon (II 5.4), there is something here for everyone!
Vancouver Rock Climbing is the best Canada has to offer! Angels’ Crest, Diedre, The Grand Wall, Squamish Buttress, Freeway, all 50 multi-pitch classics! If you’ve wanted to try any of these five star routes but haven’t had the chance, join us for a truly memorable climb! Altus Mountain Guides can take you on a memorable climb in Squamish. Vancouver Rock Climbing is world class with Squamish just down the road. Let Altus Mountain Guides take you on a guided rock climbing trip in Squamish or Vancouver. Rock Guides at Altus Mountain Guides are all ACMG certified rock guides or fully certified ACMG Alpine/Mountain Guides. With your personal experienced rock guide you are guarantied to have a rock climbing experience to remember. Your Rock guide will show you some of the many hidden and classic climbs that otherwise are unknown rock routes hidden in the forest. All Rock Guides working in Squamish, for Altus Mountain Guides are experts at guiding rock climbing safely. Let us take you out on one of the many Vancouver rock climbs Squamish has to offer!
Rockies Ice is famous the world over and for good reason; no where else has such consistent, accessible and abundant water ice. Ever wanted to climb Cascade waterfall (WI3) or a sustained challenging curtain of ice like the Weeping Wall (WI5) You pick the route or the difficulty and we’ll make it happen.
Want a change of pace from skiing? Give ice climbing a try just outside of town Enjoy a day of climbing frozen waterfalls with the company of one of our expert guides. We’ll introduce you to ice at a variety of difficulty levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Mont Blanc 4810M, the highest mountain in western Europe and one of the most famous peak in the whole word! Come spend a week in the homeland of
alpinism where we will climb some of the best warm up peaks Europe has to hold as we get set for you summit attempt on Mont Blanc.
Need a Guide for the Matterhorn? Have you ever wanted to climb the Matterhorn? One of the most recognized mountains in the world. Altus Mountain Guides only employs full certified IFMGA Mountain Guides for this trip. The Matterhorn is a mountain that all avid mountaineers should have on their tick list. It is a place that really has tone seen and experience to truly appreciated. Having a guide on the Matterhorn knowing the way up the mountain is essential to making the summit and back off safely.
Rogers Pass is characterized by tower peaks and ridges of stunning quartzite rising up 6000′ above the highway. We offer individual peak ascent, 6 day programs as well as custom trips to this world class mountaineering destination.
The Rocky Mountains are the birth place of modern mountaineering in Canada. Follow in the foot steps of the original alpinists from the legendary Lake Louise Group in Banff National Park to the Columbia Icefields in Jasper. We offer classic objectives throughout the summer as well as week long all inclusive programs targeting the most classic peaks that best suit your abilities.
Alpine rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies Castle Mountain, Mt Louis, Edith Cavell, from the front ranges, to the heights of the continental divide, immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Choose from any number of itineraries, from 5 to 20 pitches and difficulties of 5.3 to 5.11
Go Rock climbing in Skaka when the rest of Canada in still in a late winter funk. Skaha Rock Climbing is in prime condition by late April! Crank on endless positive edges on rock climbing routes from 5.5 to 5.13. Skaha is the perfect place to try your very first lead. Learn to crack climb. Learn to place gear. Or to jump start on your rock climbing season! Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, Penticton, BC, what a place to climb!
Are you looking for Patagonia mountain guides? Join us in the enchanted land of Patagonia and experience Austral summer at it’s finest. We offer three, five and seven day programs near the beautiful town of Bariloche, Argentina.
Helicopter Hiking Squamish, Whistler and Vancouver. Join us on a custom Helicopter assisted Hiking or Mountaineering trip. Packages range from 1 to 7 day packages.
The Frendo Spur, (D+ / III 4 1200m) on the Aiguille du Midi North Face, in Chamonix on the Mont Blanc massif is an ultra classic route. The Frendo Spur must be one of the most viewed routes in Chamonix because it is just to the left of the Aiguille du Midi Telepherique. At D+ / III 4 1200m the Frendo Spur is often an avid Mountaineer’s first “BIG” alpine route. It has everything a mountaineer longs for. Super short approach and NO decent. Pleasant yet challenging rock climbing and the finish into the clouds of steep snow and ice to 80 degrees. See our blog: Frendo Spur and Facebook comments Frendo Spur.