Private Mountain Guiding & Instruction

Canadian Private Guiding Services

Our private Alpine and Mountain Guiding Programs are for those with goals and aspirations that fall outside of our scheduled packages or courses. The trips are built from the ground up to fully meet your needs.


The first step is to get in touch with us to discuss your goals and objectives. Once the conversation gets started, we can help suggest options and suggest ways of ensuring the trip will be put together to meet exactly your needs. From here the trip is set in motion by starting the logistical, pre-trip planning and preparation. These trips are full service affairs where we arrange everything from start to finish, you simply arrive on Day 1 of your program and the rest is taken care of.


Get in touch with us today to put together your next trip of a lifetime here in our home ranges of Western Canada.


International Private Guiding Services

Our guides have experience running high mountain programs all over the world. We are well aquainted with the European Alps, have run private, small group, expedtions in a South America, the Balkans and Indonesia, designed alpine rock trips in Norway, and taught skills courses in New Zealand. At height, we have experience working with our guests to elevations of 7000m. Providing small groups of climbers interested in good times, high adventure combined with the most
dedicated attention to detail is a core focus of Cloud Nine Guides.


Our international trips are subject to a host of logistical related costs not present in our domestic programs, and we often adjust our day rate accordingly to allow feasibility in the program for our guests. Drop us a line if you'd like to kick some tires.








Guide : Guest Ratios (Canada & Intl.)

The objectives and goals you choose will largely dictate how many people we can accomodate per guide on your trip. Big and complex routes we often guide at a maximum of 1:1, while shorter (but still technical) routes are often guided at 1:2. For Instructional  Courses or trips with minimal technical terrain, groups up to 1:6 can be accomdated. Get in touch with us for clarification on this relitive to your objective.


Surcharges for Longer Complex Routes (Canada & Intl.)

For objectives that will take extended amounts of time and energy to complete, there may be a surcharge applied to the booking. Often times after guiding these routes, your guide will require a day of rest after the trip due to the physical nature of guding these bigger objectives. This also ensures that when you hire us, your guide will be arriving for your day strong and well rested for the trip. Surcharges start at $200.00 CDN. Days that exceed 15 hours in length, where pitched climbing exceeds 700m in length, or the commitment grade is IV or above, are good examples of where this surcharge may apply.