About Us

Since 2012 Altus Mountain Guides has specialized in mind-blowing mountain adventures both locally and beyond.  From our backyard in Squamish & Whistler, BC to peaks throughout Japan and Europe, our experiences are founded upon the assurance that our guests receive the pinnacle of quality. 


Altus Mountain Guides was designed and built upon a foundation of three core goals: to Recreate, Elevate and Actuate.  RECREATE (because if you’re not having fun it’s not worth doing), to ELEVATE guided experiences by developing new, higher-end adventures for skiers and climbers and to ACTUATE sustainable career opportunities for our community of Certified Guides to do what they love- share their passion with our guests.


Guides – Our crew is composed of fully-certified ACMG and IFMGA Guides.  Each Altus Guide has a passion for his or her discipline, an impressive personal resume of climbing and/or ski accomplishments and the energy to deliver a safe mountain experience that is fun, caring and dialled in.  As we grow as a company, so does our guest experience.  And as we learn from each other, we all end up reaching new heights.

Experiences – We deliver the trips we want to do!  We don’t consider guiding a job in a traditional sense but rather a passion.  And our passion for guiding shines through in the meticulous attention to every detail of every course and trip.  Our approach has always been to redefine the course structure by teaching climbers and skiers the skills to get out on their own safely and efficiently without all the fluff.

Altus Mountain Guides specializes in organizing Custom Mountain Sports Trips.  So whether your dream trip is climbing a new route in a remote region of the world, or you simply need a hiking companion, regardless of your skill level or what you choose, or create, with one of our experienced Guides by your side, anything is possible.


Taking a spin on the Triple Bottom Line approach to business our three pillars are Guides, Environment and Community.  As Mountain Guides we owe our careers and success to the environment.  By empowering our guests, and community with the tools to enjoy our amazing mountain resources to the fullest, whilst staying safe, we equip the community to become better stewards of the environment.

Altus Mountain Guides also gives back to the community annually by donating services and time to causes we are passionate about.  In addition to fundraiser donations and free educational days, Altus created the annual Winterstoke Festival as a means to make backcountry education more available to a broader audience by offering courses at more accessible prices.  These holistic pursuits are our genuine driving force that we look forward to build upon.

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

Crosby helped me gain confidence quickly and got me up the Chief on the "Buttress" route for my very first rock climbing experience.

"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

What an incredible experience!

" 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.


Alex, my guide, could not have been more knowledgeable or more professional.

"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

Would strongly recommend this company and guide to anyone

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

Sterling C