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"Crosby, one of the guides at Altus, has taken me up the Squamish Chief twice now. I'm an inexperienced rock climber. Crosby spent some time with me on basics at a rock wall before doing the "real deal" on granite for the first time. Safety was his primary focus. Crosby helped me gain confidence quickly and got me up the Chief on the "Buttress" route for my very first rock climbing experience. What a great teacher! I came back the next season to climb a different route, with about 12 pitches total. Now if feel really comfortable climbing and want to learn even more. I highly recommend Altus if you are a beginner and want to gain experience rapidly like I did.”

- Eric McRory

"Crosby, one of the guides at Altus, has taken me up the Squamish Chief twice now. I'm an inexperienced rock climber. Crosby spent some time with me on basics at a rock wall before doing the "real deal" on granite for the first time. Safety was his primary focus. Crosby helped me gain confidence quickly and got me up the Chief on the "Buttress" route for my very first rock climbing experience. What a great teacher! I came back the next season to climb a different route, with about 12 pitches total. Now if feel really comfortable climbing and want to learn even more. I highly recommend Altus if you are a beginner and want to gain experience rapidly like I did.”

- Eric McRory

"These guys are awesome! I just completed a weekend of mountaineering courses with Ross, Ben and Brian. These guys are consummate professionals as one would expect of certified ACMG mountain guides, but they were also super fun, young at heart and totally stoked to shred and share their knowledge resources with anyone who is into joining them. I have been looking at their trips and courses for a while and finally jumped in for the Winterstoke Festival they put together in Whistler. It was a great time, everybody was thrilled with the content and learning. I am emailing Ross right now to plan the next day out! I can confidently recommend these guys to anyone who wants to take their game in the mountains to the next level. ”

- Dugan Selkirk

"I had a great time with Altus Mountain Guides. I've taken two rock climbing courses with them so far. The instructor was excellent and I plan to take a third course!"

- Colin Ley

"I am a hiker with no mountaineering experience, but Alex, my guide, made sure I got up to the summit of Mt Garibaldi and back down, safely and with lots of learning along the way. What an incredible experience!"

- Christine

"I went thru Altus to hire a guide for five days of climbing in the Bugaboos. I stumbled upon Altus by luck, and I'm glad I did. Alex, my guide, could not have been more knowledgeable or more professional. He knew everything there was to know about the area and was clearly well respected by other guides in camp. He was always used as a source of information and advice when younger guides wanted beta or topo ahead of a climb.”

- Hamlin W

"So much respect for this company! We did a two day, trad and then multi-pitch training. It was super fun and incredibly informative. Tucker was really friendly and knowledgeable. Really fun to climb with and learn from. My wife and I were both totally new to both disciplines and we've come away feeling like we can now practice on our own (on easy stuff), and have the skills to evaluate whether we are safe and efficient. Would strongly recommend this company and guide to anyone"

- Sterling C

"Just did a 3-day mountaineering course with Altus and it was brilliant!! Day 1 was climbing some local rocks just outside of Squamish, learning knots, belaying, etc. Day 2 we caught the sea to sky gondola and hiked up to stadium glacier where we camped for the night. On day 2 we learned how to use an ice pick, stop a sliding fall on a glacier, make an anchor point in the snow.
Day 3 we submitted the peak Sky Pilot then hiked back out to the gondola. Our guide was Alex who was amazing. Very knowledgeable, calm, patient & a sense of humor. I am not a good climber, however, I felt very confident to push my limits knowing we were in safe hands. The experience was amazing, the views were out of this world we couldn’t have been happier with the weekend. We are already discussing which peak we want to go for next (Garibaldi).

- Megan E

"Tucker was our private guide for our 13-year old daughter, who's an avid climber. He took her on a variety of challenging routes and also spent several hours bouldering, per her request. He was very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend him and I'd definitely hire again!?

- Chris

"Went on a five days mountaineering trip with Altus guides. Ross and Brent were amazing. Super competent and knowledgeable and so fun to be around - couldn't ask for better guides really. It was a dream of mine for eight years to visit the Tantalus"

- Roni R

"Crosby, one of the guides at Altus, has taken me up the Squamish Chief twice now. I'm an inexperienced rock climber. Crosby spent some time with me on basics at a rock wall before doing the "real deal" on granite for the first time. Safety was his primary focus. Crosby helped me gain confidence quickly and got me up the Chief on the "Buttress" route for my very first rock climbing experience. What a great teacher! I came back the next season to climb a different route, with about 12 pitches total. Now if feel really comfortable climbing and want to learn even more. I highly recommend Altus if you are a beginner and want to gain experience rapidly like I did.”  Eric McRory

- Eric McRory

“I am 58 year old boomer who has always wanted to do some mountaineering but frankly thought it was too difficult or risky. I was wrong on both counts. I had an incredible 2 day experience with Crosby guiding throughout.
I am an active alpine skier and ride a road and mountain bike regularly but by no means exceptionally fit.
We started from Squamish (cool little mountain town on the way to whistler) and took a helicopter to the glacier.incredible ride. Altus has access to a cool cabin right on the glacier with fantastic mountain and ocean views and all the comforts of home.
What followed was 2 full days of mountain summits, rock scrambling, glacier crossings and technical rock face climbing. I had never done any of this before and frankly was a scared at times but once I understood the care Crosby was taking to assure my safety fear became exhilaration.
Learned a ton of techniques and strategies and even though I have lived in bc for decades had an alpine and life experience next to none.
The evenings involved good food and wine, lots of laughs listening to the guides stories and a very comfortable bed.
This is an experience I would recommend to anyone of moderate to good fitness looking for a true British Columbia alpine experience. Perfectly appropriate as well for adventurous families with kids over 10.”

- Frank Q

"We spent two fabulous days on the wall with Crosby. We had zero multi-pitch experience prior, but we were comfortable with single pitch and really, really wanted to get on the Chief. Crosby was very patient and taught us everything on our first day together, and we tackled the Chief on the second day. It was AMAZING! Thank you so very much!!

"Being from The Netherlands I had no experience whatsoever with mountains, other than hiking on safe trails with clear signs as a child and some snowboarding while never leaving the groomed runs as a young adult, all in the European Alps."

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