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SWS Mountain Guides

Guides to the World’s Mountains since 1981

Popular Climbs & Courses

Alpine Rock Climbing

Alpine Rock Mountaineering

Learn the basics of mountain climbing in the stunning alpine environment of the Eastern Sierra. This three-day course is “skills-based” training which begins with the basics of snow travel and culminates with an ascent of the Crystal Crag

Bear Valley Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

California Rock Guides
Bear Valley / Lover’s Leap/ Alabama Hills

Learn the basics of mountain climbing in the stunning alpine environment of the Eastern Sierra. This three-day course is “skills-based” training which begins with the basics of snow travel and culminates with an ascent of the Crystal Crag

Avalanche Level 1

Avalanche Education

Mt Shasta / Bear Valley

A3 Certified Avalanche Level 1, Level 2, and Avalanche Rescue Clinics Taught by A3 Professional Instructors with 30 years of experience in Avalanche Education.  Certified by the American Avalanche Association

SWS Mountain Guides

Guiding the World’s Mountains since 1981

SWS Mountain Guides™

Whether you are a new climber or an old hand in the mountains, SWS Mountain Guides has something for everyone, whether it’s learning basic ice ax techniques or climbing a remote peak in South America. You will find what you need to join a group to climb a peak, learn some new skills, or just explore the mountains of the world with us. SWS Mountain Guides provides the trip organization, a majority of the group and technical equipment, and the expertise to make your dreams become a reality. Give us a call to book a course, climb, expedition, or just to chat. See you in the Mountains!

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