Custom Guided Climbing and Backpacking Trips

Want to climb, explore and learn at your own pace? California Alpine Guides specializes in designing custom guided mountain adventures & instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and trekking to suit your objectives.

Whether it's a specific technical rock or a Sierra alpine climbing route you yearn to bag, or a group backpacking outing, tell us your goals and we'll get you there in style. We can arrange every detail from the lodging to the summit.

CAG owner and director and IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, Dave Miller, is available for custom, personilzed guided trips and instruction throughout California and the world. In addition we have highly trained, AMGA certified mountain guides and instructors that can provide private professional instruction in any area of climbing, skiing and mountain travel. Not sure what you want to do? We can help you decide. We've been exploring and climbing the mountains of California for over thirty years.

For more information:

Give us a call at 877 MTN-CLIMB (686-2546) or Contact Us via our online form

...and get started on your personal guided mountain adventure.


Domestic Custom Guiding Rates
All rates are per person

Overnight Mountaineering & Long Day Climbs, Overnight Ski Touring   Overnight Backpacking Guiding, Day Ski Trips, DayRock Climbing
One person: $395/day   One person: $335/day
Two people: $265/day   Two people $235/day
Three people: $210/day   Three people: $185/day
Four people: $185/day   Four people: $165/day

Rates are subject to change and some type of trips such as ice climbing and Mount Shasta trip could be different depending on guide to guest ratios and other factors. Call or email for a quote.

Call for international and Alaska custom guiding rates.

Rates include breakfast and dinner on overnight guiding trips. Rates do not include lodging, camping or any other extra expenses beyond guiding and food. Give us a call for a quote on a full mountain climbing or backpacking adventure vacation package.


We can offer special discounts for guiding groups larger than five...give us a call for a quote.

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