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Swing a tool. It's really cool.

Climb ice with a SMG guide this winter!

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Horsetail Falls

June Lake, California

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California ice: not an oxymoron.

Lee Vining Canyon

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Alpine ice

is nice.

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Holiday Gift!

A day on the ice makes a great

Guided Ice Climbing Trips in the Sierra Nevada, Alaska, Canada and the European Alps

The Ice is Nice! SMG guides are the local ice climbing experts. A destination known worldwide, Lee Vining Canyon and the June Lake Area offer the finest winter waterfall ice climbing in all of California. SMG offers ice and mixed climbing courses for all levels as well as guided multi-pitch winter ice climbing. Whether you want to experience the thrill of climbing an ephemeral cascade, frozen in time and place, or just want to enjoy an accessible training ground for high peaks with top quality instruction and coaching, we have an ice program for you. Once primed in the Eastern Sierra, let SMG take you to experience world class winter and summer ice climbing in the High Sierra, Canada, the Alps, and Alaska.

  • P1010438

    Custom Private Ice

  • photo: Ken Etzel

    Ice Climbing 101

    $325$365 Details
  • WI4 in Lee Vining Canyon

    Ice Climbing 201

    $435 Details
  • LVC_Ross4

    Mixing It Up!

    $475 Details
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    Mount Dana – Dana Couloir

  • Whitney B 7

    Mount Whitney – Winter!

    $1,060 Details
  • 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 Traverse – Thunderbolt to Sill

  • Alpine Report

    Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar

    $1,325 Details