International Climbs, Treks & Ski Mountaineering

International Alpine Guides provides mountaineering, alpine climbing, ski mountaineering and trekking expeditions around the world that are designed to show you the finest international mountain experience possible. We are a small, highly-experienced international guiding company that runs quality trips to select areas of the world. When you contact us you are contacting the owner or another guide, not just someone in a large office. We don't have a large office staff and we don't run large groups. We can, however, assure you of a top quality international mountain experience through our training, professionalism and good nature.

Why go with International Alpine Guides?

  • IFMGA/UIAGM certified American mountain guides, the highest certification in the world
  • We use private in-country transportation and local logistics companies when needed
  • Small group sizes and personal attention, no more than six to eight climbers, trekkers or skiers
  • Low climbing ratios, usually no more than two to three climbers to one guide

"Come join me on an international climbing, trekking or skiing trip of a lifetime.
I look foward to sharing with you the
alpine realms of the world"
Dave Miller, IAG owner and IFMGA/UIAGM internationally licensed guide

  • French & Swiss Alps - Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn & The Eiger / The Haute Route
  • Mexico Volcanoes
  • South America - Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru & Argentina

Cliimbing, skiing or trekking internationally with an experienced and highly-trained and certified American mountain guide can greatly add to the enjoyment and safety of your experience. Traveling with a native english-speaking guide who undertands you and your culture is important to your enjoyment. We use the perfect combination of American guides and local logistics companies.

Many of our international trips are also skills based. In other words, we are teachers also and rather than just take you up and down the mountains we hope to leave you with some further knowledge of mountaineering to take with you on your own adventures.

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South America

Aconcagua & Ecuador Expedition. New!
Aconcagua, 22,841 ft
Cotopaxi 19,347 ft
Cayambe 18,996 ft
25 days

A South American climbing expedition two-for-one. Combine Aconcagua, the Southern and Western Hemisphere's highest peak and one of the seven summits with two sought-after Ecuador volcanoes in one big trip.

Ecuador - High Altitude Climbing
Chimborazo 20,702 ft, Cotopaxi 19,347 ft, Cayambe 18996 ft
9-14 days - June & December

Climbing Chimborazo and Cotopaxi can be the experience of a lifetime. We offer two trips, a 9-day Cotopaxi climb and an extended 14-day with Cayambe and Chimborazo. Experience the beautiful high peaks and culture of Ecuador.
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Aconcagua Expedition
Argentina, 22,841 ft
21 days - January & February

Join us on a climb of Aconcagua, the Southern and Western Hemisphere's highest peak and one of the seven summits. We offer a scheduled Aconcagua climb as well as customized trips.

Peru, Cordillera Blanca High Altitude Mountaineering Course
July - August
Peru has some of the best and most accessable high altitude climbing on the planet. Join us in the famous Cordillera Blanca this year. A great next step for those climbers with some previous snow climbing experience. This is a skills based course for those wanting to learn all about high altitude climbing.
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Bolivia - High Altitude Expedition
Illimani, 21,200 ft
Condorri 18,562 ft, Pequeno Alpamayo, 17,716 ft
14-20 days - Custom dates from August through September
Bolivia has the same flavor of that other high-altitude mountaineering destination - Nepal. A rich blend of native culture and an excellent introduction into high altitude climbing make this a favorite expedition. We offer Bolivia trips on a custom dates basis for private groups and individuals.
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We specialize in Mexico climbing and mountaineering & are one of the most experienced American guide companies for Pico de Orizaba. From the high Mexican volcanoes such as Orizaba to Portrero Chico rock climbing and climbing Picacho del Diablo in the wilds of Baja California, we can guide you through the best climbing Mexico has to offer.

Mexico Volcanoes
Pico de Orizaba (18,500ft), Iztaccihuatl (17,000 ft)
9 days - October through Febuary
Climb Pico de Orizaba, North America's third highest mountain. A great introduction to high altitude mountain climbing while exploring Central Mexico and experiencing Mexican culture and history while climbing Mexico's highest peak. Our itinerary allows for two of the highest peaks in Mexico with only one week away from work.
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Rock Climbing in El Potrero Chico
Custom dates from December through February

Sport climbing in the ultimate winter rock climbing location. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Mexico while rock climbing spectacular multi-pitch sport climbs on beautiful limestone.
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Baja mountain climbing adventure - Picacho del Diablo
Picacho del Diablo, 10,167ft
Adobe Guadalupe Winery & Inn, Ensenada, Mexico
5 days - April & May, Oct & Nov

An adventurous mountain climb of Baja's elusive highest peak - Picacho del Diablo. Also included is a stay at a beautiful Mexican winery & Inn. Explore the wilds of the Baja backcountry in style. We offer this special trip to private groups and individuals on a custom dates basis.
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Europe - The Alps
We are proud to offer guided climbing, skiing and trekking in The French & Swiss Alps. An Alps trip can truly be the experience of a lifetime for any alpine climber, skier or trekker. Join us this winter for amazing off-piste skiing or this summer for the Swiss & French alps climb or trek of a lifetime.

All of our French and Swiss Alps climbing, skiing and trekking trips can be done with custom dates for private groups and individuals.

Alpine Climbing:

The Alps- The Grand Trilogy
Mont Blanc (15,774 ft)
The Matterhorn (14,693 ft)
The Eiger (14,600 ft)
12 days, July -Aug

A classic climbing trilogy in the French & Swiss Alps up three fabled peaks: Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn via the Horni Ridge and The Eiger via the Mittellegi Ridge. A truly spectacular alpine climbing adventure of a lifetime for any climber.
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Mont Blanc Climb
Chamonix, France
5 days, June-August

Mont Blanc is one of the most famous peaks in The Alps and where the sport of climbing mountains began. This 5-day trip is a great introduction into climbing in The Alps. In addition to Mont Blanc, we also climb numerous easier classic alpine climbs in the Chamonix area.
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The Matterhorn Climb
Zermatt, Switzerland
6 days, July to August

The Swiss Matterhorn is the world's most recognizable mountain and a lifetime goal of many a climber. Over 6 days on this alpine climbing trip we spend time preparing for the Matterhorn by climbing the Swiss Alps in the Zermatt and Saas Valley area. Come tick off the Swiss Matterhorn with us!
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The Dolomites, Italy, Alpine Rock Climbing
The Dolomites of Northern Italy are an alpine rock climbers paradise. Rock climbing in the Dolomites is an experience every rock climber should try to at least once. A vertitable limestone Yosemite in one of the world's most beautiful places, the Dolomites are a rock climbing desitination that is easy to fall in love with.

Ski Mountaineering and Ski Tours:

The Ortler Ski Tour - The Alps
South Tirol, Italy - 7 days
The Ortler ski tour is for skiing, period. The emphasis on the loop trip, also known as the Ortler circuit, is to find as many great ski descents and ski mountaineering objectives as possible. Comfortable Italian mountain huts with private rooms and showers and great food add to the experience. The ski mountaineering terrain on the Ortler ski tour is simply amazing. Come join CAG owner and IFMGA/UIAGM certifed ski mountaineering guide, Dave Miller, on his new favorite Alps ski tour.
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The Haute Route Ski Tour - The Alps
Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland
8 days - April

One of the most amazing and famous ski tours in the world, period. This classic Swiss ski tour takes us from the Mont Blanc massif in France to the famed Matterhorn in Switzerland across spectacular alpine vistas. Come join CAG owner and IFMGA/UIAGM certifed ski mountaineering guide, Dave Miller, on this years adventure.
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The Classic Haute Route Ski Tour - The Alps
Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland - 10 days
Classic variation via Saint Bernard and Plateau du Couloi
The ulitimate variation of the Haute Route ski tour. We mostly follow the classic Haute Route as it was originally skied, but with a variation via the famous Saint Bernard Monastery and with a ski descent of Mont Velan. We also use the Grand Lui variation which avoids any vehicle shuttles. For those looking for a more commiting version of the Haute Route, but with bigger rewards.
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Chamonix Off-Piste Skiing - The French Alps
Chamonix, France
March - April
Chamonix is one of the world's major ski mountaineering destinations. IAG owner and IFMGA ski guide Dave Miller leads custom off-piste skiing trips in the French Alps around Chamonix from March till April. There is something for everybody in Chamonix from mellow glaciated ski tours to steep couloirs.
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The Dolomites Trek - Italy
South Tirol
8 days

The Dolomites Trek takes in some of the most breathtaking views in all of Europe. A culturally fascinating area, where three languages are spoken we trek along the Alta Via 1 in the heart of the Dolomites on this hut and village-based trek.
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The Haute Route Trek - The Swiss Alps
Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland
9 days - Aug-Sep, 2011

The famous Haute Route trekking tour across some of the most amazing alpine terrain on the planet. In 9 days we follow the walkers Haute route mostly on alpine trails through Swizterland. We also visit numerous Swiss alpine villages along the way. The Haute Route trek is a Swiss Alps hiking tour of a lifetime!

The Berner Oberland Trek - The Swiss Alps
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
9 days - July-August, 2012

The Berner Oberland Trek takes a swath through some of the most spectacular scenery the Swiss Alps has to offer. Hike under the North Face of the Eiger, visit remote Swiss villages and enjoy some of the best of Switzerland while staying in 3 and 4-star hotels and inns. This a fully supported trek.


Kachenjunga Trek
The Himalaya
21 days - Custom dates

This is a long adventure trek to a remote part of Nepal, a region which sees far fewer trekkers then other areas because of it's remoteness. We provide a fully catered trek with local porter and logistical support along with professional American mountain guides. Come experience Himalayan trekking with us.


From Ecuador volcano climbing, to Bolivia climbing expeditions, to Mexico Potrero Chico rock climbing & Pico de Orizaba climbs & the magnificent European Alps, we are commited to providing you a rewarding international mountaineering and climbing experience.

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