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Mountain Rock and Ski Guides. Altus mountain guides is a group of motivated professionals dedicated to providing our clients with outstanding quality in the mountains with safe adventurous trips. From our base in Squamish and Whistler BC we provide you access to the most amazing mountain experiences the West Coast has to offer. Our exciting itineraries showcase the Coast Range but reach beyond to the interior ranges of the Selkirkʼs and Purcellʼs and onto the Rockies. We also offer trips internationally from the historic and classic European Alps to the windswept wilds of Patagonia.

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We specializes in organization of custom mountain sport trips. Regardless of your skill level and what trip you choose or create with the experience of Altus Mountain Guides at your side anything is possible. Your dream trip could be climbing a new route in a remote region of the world or simply taking a hike with a companion to show you the way. Our team of ACMG and IFMGA qualified guides is ready to take you on a trip of a lifetime. Every guide working with Altus Mountain Guides is committed to top quality guest service with safety as our main priority.

Vision Statement

Every Altus guide has a passion for what they do and sharing that passion with you is our goal. We provide our guests with an unforgettable experience that is safe, challenging and ultimately, rewarding. By maintaining low guide to client ratio, our outings are streamlined to meet your objectives. After all itʼs your trip

Commitment to Safety

Read our Waiver here.

From start of each trip to the finish, safety is our main priority. With years of personal climbing/skiing pushing the limits we understand the diverse mountain environments and have a 100% commitment to our guestʼs safety at all times.

By hiring only ACMG or IFMGA certified guides you can be sure that your experience will be as safe as possible. Only after a rigorous training and examination process that adheres to the highest international standard can a guide receive these certifications. For us your safety is paramount so we use only highly experienced certified guides. We maintain a perfect safety record and client care remains our highest priority.

ACMG Waiver

Booking/Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 20% of total trip price is required at the time of booking, with the final payment made via wire transfer prior the start of the trip (banking information on demand). Alternatively via personal check payable to Altus Mountain Guides. Check payment is only accepted if booking is 45 days advance of trip start date. If you wish to pay in a currency other than what your trip is quoted in, please inquire with us for a quote in your preferred denomination.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Upon confirmation of your trip Altus Mountain Guides enters into financial obligation and cannot refund payment or release you from your contractual obligation except for condition stated below in “Cancellations” Therefore in an effort to avoid unnecessary cancellation penalties, cancellation insurance is strongly recommended in the event you can not participate or if your trip is interrupted “for any reason”. This is available from most travel companies. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy or obtaining insurance.

Medical/Evacuation Insurance

All participants must have personal internationally accepted medical insurance for all activities pertaining to your trip that also includes emergency rescue and evacuation. With your insurance please ensure your will be covered for “roped travel” if booking a technical trip.

Cancellations

Should you need to cancel your booking for any reason the following cancellation penalties would apply: – 60 days before the trip starts: full money back – Between 60 and 30 days prior to trip: Deposit will be forfeited – Less than 30 days before trip: Loss of entire amount paid Cancellations must be received in writing (email).

Cancellation by Altus mountain guides

Upon confirming your booking we guarantee the trip departure. If we cancel a trip for any reason prior to the start date a full refund will be provided. If we are forced to cancel a trip for any reason after the trip start date, a full refund for the unused portion of the trip will be provided.

Additional Fees

Longer & more involved routes may have an additional premium Driving, accommodation,& food costs are trip dependent. Please contact us for details and a full quote.