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SWS Mountain Guides Employment

SWS Mountain Guides Application Process:

SWS Guides Application Process
SWS Employment Application
SWS Main Office
SWS Main Office, Mount Shasta, California

SWS Mountain Guides has been operating in California since 1981. With offices in Mount Shasta, Bear Valley & Lone Pine, California, our guiding services take us throughout California from Mt. Shasta to Mt. Whitney in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. We also offer opportunities to climb outside the US with courses and climbs to South America, Russia, Mexico, and Nepal and throughout the world.

Our guiding philosophy is very hands on and emphasizes the safety and skill development aspect of our guiding profession, and as such we fully expect and allow our guides to be able to make essential trip decisions while on the trip. In other words, we want our guides to have the flexibility to make trip itinerary changes while up in the mountains while still staying within the flexible guidelines set forth by SWS Mountain Guides.

Being a professional mountain guide is an incredibly rewarding and challenging job. You will be amazed at what you will learn not just about other people, but about yourself as well. Being a guide requires a passion for meeting new people, for the mountains where we work, and for sharing your knowledge and passion with others.

All SWS guides must possess an extremely high level of mountaineering/climbing skills, be very patient and understanding, and be in excellent physical condition. SWS Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please review the guides application process information link above before submitting an application. Any questions call or email David Cressman –  Chief Operations Officer at 530-925-0825 or david@swsmtns.com

Sierra Wilderness Seminars Inc. dba SWS Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity employer actively encouraging applicants of any age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.




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