Private Mountain Guiding & Custom Climbs

Private Mountain Guiding

Private Mountain Guides & Group Custom Trips

Private Mountain Guiding, Group Climbs, Military Training, Boy Scout Groups, Fund Raising Climbs, Girl Scouts, Corporate Team Building 40 Years Experience with access to the best venues in California

You can take your very own personal SWS Mountain Private Guides with you on your customized mountaineering climb, trek, or adventure to any place in the world. We are very experienced at arranging private guides, military training, team building, group climbs, guided ascents, rock or ice climbing, ski/ snowboard tours or lessons, international expeditions or adventure travel for just you or you and a group of your family and friends! Our private guides, military training, group climbs are easily matched to your group’s needs, goals, and desires.

More SWS Custom Guiding Information

We hold commercial permits in many of California’s best climbing locations Mt. Whitney to Mt. Shasta with access to several other favorite venues along the way. We also have more than 28 years experience conducting international expeditions, treks, and adventures from Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Machu Picchu, African Safari, Nepal Expeditions, Everest Treks, Morocco, Russian Adventures and More!

Customized Ski  & Snowboard Adventures

Fresh tracks are earned not given.  Get out with some of the very best guides in the country for your custom skiing adventure.  From the steep couloir skiing of Sequoia National Park and the Eastern Sierra to the Cascade volcanoes of Lassen National Park and Mt. Shasta we guide a wide range of terrain and skill levels.  From an intro to backcountry touring to complex ski mountaineering we can help create the perfect backcountry winter adventure.

SWS Mountain Guides also has extensive experience with organizing trips for all types of group organizations including: Private School Groups, Summer Camps, Adventure Medical Groups, United States National Guard, Corporate Clients, United States Marines, United States Army Reserve, United States Forest Service, California Department of Wildlife, Fund Raising Organizations, as well as Private Individuals and Groups on all levels.A.X.E. – Adaptive eXtreme Expeditions

SWS is proud of our long history of helping everyone we can to achieve their goals.  Includes assisting adaptive climbers to find their way to the top.  Adaptive climbers might consist of blind, amputee, or climbers with T.B.I. or other special considerations.  For almost a decade we have been helping climbers with these, and other challenges reach their summit.

SWS has developed its own internal adaptive training system to prepare guides to work with a climber with special needs.   Our training based on work done thru the PSIA, AASI, and other professional programs that we have been able to apply to mountain guiding.  We have spent the last three decades refining our programs for the best success possible.

If you or someone you know wants to climb and requires an adaptive guide, please call our office – 888.797.6867 – and discuss with Tim, JB or Neil to find how we can help you.

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We have three decades of experience working with military, veterans, state,  and corporate groups as well as private climbers, skiers, or hikers who wish to put together that special trip, the course of instruction, or expedition you have been dreaming about. You only need a group of three or four to schedule a course with your private guide priced at our regular prices. Private instruction and guiding with one or two requires a custom price quote. Contact Tim, David, or “JB” for a personalized quote for your group. Just give us a call at 888.797.6867 or request a quote below. 

Custom Prices


Overnight Climbs:
Ski Descents:
Mountain Courses:
Dates: Custom/ Private Dates
Available: Year-round
Duration: 2 or More Day
Shasta Summit Climbs / Instruction
various routes
Mt. Whitney Summit Climbs / Instruction
various routes
Palisade Traverse, Sierra Nevada
Sierra High Route Ski Tour
Private 1:1 $850.00 per day
Private 1:2 $725.00 per person per day
Private Groups of 3 or more – regular prices
Give us a call: at 888.797.6867 for a group quote

Extreme Days:
Extreme Days 12-16 Hrs
Shasta One-Day Climbs
Mt. Shasta One-Day Ski Descents
Mt. Whitney One Day Ascents
Eastern Sierra Full Day Techincal Climbs
Eastern Sierra Full-Day Ski Descents
Private 1:1 $1,295.00
Private 1:2 $1,075.00 per person
Private 1:3 $945.00 per person
Private Groups of 4 or more call for a quote

Day Climbs, Courses, Clinics:
 Regular Day 6-8 hours with no overnight
Multi-Pitch Guided Rock Climbs
Ski & Snowboard Instruction / Tours / Descents, Mountaineering Instruction / Guided Day Mountain Climbs
Private Rock 1-2 people $675.00
Private Ski 1-3 people $675


Still Have Questions? Give Us a Call! 1-888-797-6867


SWS Main Office:
110 Alpine St. Mount Shasta, California

Bear Valley Office:
P.O. Box 5104
265 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223

Lone Pine Office:
120 South Main St., Suite 1.5, Lone Pine, California 93545