Custom Guided Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Private Summer Guiding Banff and Canmore

Who We Are

Hello and welcome to the Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides website.

We are small independent guiding service that specializes in custom built trips in the mountains as well as provide climbing, skiing and Avalanche Skills Training (Avalanche Canada AST) courses. We provide services for all mountain sports including rock climbing, mountaineering and via ferreta.

What truly sets us apart from some of our larger competitors is that we are an independent and small operation where you will dealing directly with your guide from the time you initially get in touch with us right through to the day we are climbing or travelling together.

Lastly, we are not a guide booking agency or a mountain school where your guide may have varying levels of certification and/or experience. The guide you are hiring and paying for a as a service is a member in good standing of both the Association of Mountain Guides (ACMG), the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA) and a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. (CAA)

Our site is broken down into instructional programs and private guiding, if you interested in our courses page Courses Page

Private Rock Guiding

Rock Climbing is one of the most challenging but rewarding physical problem solving activities in the mountains.

The Canadian Rockies has hundreds, if not thousands of rock climbs around the greater Bow Valley areas of Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. CRMG's are longtime locals who know the best climbing routes and we are happy to share these incredible places with you.

Pricing for private rock climbing guide per day is as follows:

*$550 for one person and an additional $100 for the second person ($650 for 2 people)
*Maximum 1:2 guide/client ratio in technical rock terrain.

Send us an email for more information for private guided rock climbing trips.

We also cater to larger groups/corporate groups who are looking to do something truly unique while on a holidays or business, team building, workshops or events.

Private Mountain Guiding

If you have an alpine climbing objective(s) we can facilitate your mountain goal(s). Whether you are dreaming of the pristine alpine granite of the Bugaboos in the Purcell mountain group or top notch quality alpine quartzite of the Selkirk mountain group in the Roger's Pass, we know all the classics and we can suggest which route would be suitable based on your goals and your past experience.

Pricing for private alpine guiding is as follows:

*$650 for one person and an additional $100 for the second person ($750 for 2 people)
*Maximum 1:2 guide/client ratio in technical alpine terrain.

Higher ratios are possible with peaks involving less technical terrain, call 403 609 0795 or email at for more information.

*Surcharges apply to larger and/or more complex alpine routes that require a longer day than normal (exceeding 10 hrs) to complete and/or have more objective hazards as well as technical difficulties (greater than rating TD- WI5 or 5.11).
Surcharges start at $200 and goes up from there depending on the route you are wanting to complete. All surcharges are disclosed prior to booking and we are happy to discuss the rationale for the surcharges as they relate directly to risk exposure.*

There is a short list of ultra classic Canadian Rockies alpine climbs, please inquire and we can provide suggestions based on the time of the year and conditions to make your dreams reality and can plan a trip well suited to your needs and abilities which will make the most of your valuable time here in the mountains

In addition to private guiding, we have over 15 years of experience teaching rock climbing, mountaineering, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and rock rescue courses, please have a look at our Courses Page.

If the listed courses are not what you are looking for, we can personally tailor a custom made program by deļ¬ning your goals and achieving your objectives in a time frame that suits you or your group; in an appropriate environment conducive to success.

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