Come explore our new website! Whether you are a new climber or an old hand in the mountains, you will find what you need to join a group to climb a peak, learn some new skills, or just come explore the mountains of the world with us. SWS Mountain Guides provides the trip organization, majority of the group and technical equipment, and the expertise to make your dreams a reality. So, explore our website and then give us a call to book a course, climb, expedition, or just to chat…… See you in the Mountains!
Mt. Shasta, Southern, Cascades, California
SWS Mountain Guides is the premier Mountain Guides Service on Mt. Shasta. For over 30 years we have been leading Guided Ascents of Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, Mt. Shasta’s West Face Route, Mt. Shasta’s Northside via the Hotlum Bolum Ridge, Mt. Whitney Glacier, Hotlum/Wintun ridge, as well as Advanced Routes on the Hotlum Glacier. Instructional mountaineering courses are taught on the Hotlum Glacier and in Avalanche Gulch including: Ice Ax and Crampon Clinics, Basic Mountaineering Clinics, Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel, and Expedition Training in both Winter and Summer sessions.
Mt. Whitney, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
SWS Mountain Guides offers guided Ascents of Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Route as well as the more technical routes found on the East Face. Mt. Whitney stands tall at 14,505 feet making Mt. Whitney the highest summit in the lower 48 states. Mt. Whitney and the Eastern Sierra Nevada make up the longest Mountain Range in California stretching over 400 miles north and south and up to 70 miles wide. The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas, and two national monuments with 14 summits over 14,000 feet and several hundred over 13,000 feet. SWS Mountain Guides is permitted to guide throughout the range and while Mt. Whitney is the most popular, there are many unique challenges and adventures awaiting in the mountains nicknamed “The Range of Light”. Come join us and live the adventure!
International Expeditions, Treks & Adventure Travel
SWS Mountain Guides operates expeditions and treks throughout the world. Groups are kept small, from 4-8 clients, so we can experience the local culture and explore unusual places and areas of interest to the group. Each expedition or mountain course is lead by a Senior SWS Mountain Guide who works with the local guides and services to provide the best and safest expedition as possible. While much of our time is spent on the physically demanding climbs, we do allow for time to enjoy the culture and explore the sights and sounds of each country we visit.