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The Alps.

As alpine as it gets!


birthplace of alpinism.


Alpine Destinations.

Guided Alpine climbs in the Sierra Nevada, Alaska, Canada, South America and the European Alps

We are proud to offer an unparalleled selection of alpine programs in the very best locations of the world. Each of our alpine programs has been carefully calibrated with its venue to yield only the highest quality and most rewarding results. Our alpine guides are trained and experienced to the highest possible degree for the trips we offer which gives us a great margin for success on challenging objectives. Our talented instructors are not only experienced educators and communicators, but expert practitioners eager to teach you the skills to take your own trips to the mountains. The alpine realm captivates the imagination and the spirit. Those adventurous climbers who find that very thin line between earth and sky know that it is worth every deliberate step, and every crisp, cold gasp of thin mountain air. Discover the high and wild alpine realm with Sierra Mountain Guides!

  • 3rd Pillar

    3rd Pillar of Dana

    $230 Details
  • Deep slab avalanche in the Ritter Range

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    $195 Details
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    Alps Trilogy

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    Bear Creek Spire

  • 5.9 splitter on Cardinal Pinnacle

    Cardinal Pinnacle

  • The Helbronner bubbles are the easy way to Italy.

    Chamonix Classics

  • Dan Patitucci on the South Face of Charlotte Dome

    Charlotte Dome

  • Clyde Minaret in winter

    Clyde Minaret

  • Summit of the Crystal

    Crystal Crag

  • Ice climbing in the Palisades

    Custom Private Alpine

  • Crampons over the Mer de Glace

    Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar

    $250 Details
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    Ice Climbing 101

    $325$365 Details
  • WI4 in Lee Vining Canyon

    Ice Climbing 201

    $435 Details
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    Incredible Hulk

    $825 Details
  • Dolomiti

    Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing

  • Ferrata Tridentina

    Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut

    $3,670$4,270 Details
  • The North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak soars over 10,000 feet above the Owens Valley desert.

    Lone Pine Peak

    $650 Details
  • Summiting the Matterhorn!


  • High Sierra Stone - N Buttress, Merriam Peak

    Merriam Peak

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    Mount Conness

    $235 Details
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    Mount Dana – Dana Couloir

  • SE Face of Mt. Emerson

    Mount Emerson – Southeast Face

    $230 Details
  • Bishop Skyline

    Mount Humphreys

  • Peter Croft on the Fishhook Arête

    Mount Russell

    $835 Details
  • Winter on Mt. Whitney
    5 out of 5

    Mount Whitney – East Face & East Buttress

    $950 Details
  • Whitney A 46-2

    Mount Whitney – Mountaineer’s Route

    $915 Details
  • Whitney B 7

    Mount Whitney – Winter!

    $1,060 Details
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    Mt. Whitney & Mt. Russell

  • Morning Light on Mt. Conness

    North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse

  • North Peak North Couloirs
    5 out of 5

    North Peak – North Couloirs

    $235 Details
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    Palisade Glacier High Camp – 5 Days

    $1,850 Details
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    Palisades 14’ers – 5 Days

    $1,300 Details
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    Palisades Traverse – Thunderbolt to Sill

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    Porters, Pack Support & Camp Assistants

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    Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park

    $4,690 Details
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    5 out of 5

    Sawtooths Mountaineering Skills Seminar

    $1,325 Details
  • Great American ski guide Bela Vadasz exits his snow shelter.

    Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course

    $520 Details
  • Temple Crag

    Temple Crag – Celestial Arêtes

  • Running the Tour du Mont Blanc. Italian Val Ferret.

    Tour Du Mont Blanc – Mountain Running

    $2,700 Details
  • Alpine Report

    Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar

    $1,325 Details