Climbing Guide - ACMG Guide Certified

Experience the true thrill of the mountains by booking your very own private climbing guide. All our guides are fully certified ACMG professionals and take huge pride in ensuring that your next trip with us is a truly unforgettable adventure! Typically privately guided tours seek out specific objectives, like climbing Mt. Athabasca, and employ lower guest-to-guide ratios. Each trip is special to you so, the objectives do vary from beginner to expert level trips within all of the following mountain disciplines: rock, ice, alpine, mountaineering, via ferrata, scrambling, hiking, and sightseeing.  No matter where you stand, our local and skilled guides will help you achieve your goals!

Why Book A Climbing Guide

Benefits of an ACMG Guide

  • Trained to an internationally recognized standard

  • Local terrain knowledge

  • Extensive safety & rescue technique knowledge

  • Technical guiding ability

  • Experience guiding groups

  • Local weather and forecasting predictions

  • Matching of ability to trip type

  • Navigation

  • Avalanche Awareness

  • Trip logistics

  • Communication

  • Cultural insight and protection

  • And we are fun to hang around with!

Mountain Guiding Professionals

ACMG guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, which is Canada’s professional mountain guiding body. ACMG certification is your assurance that your guide has been trained and assessed to the accepted standard of an internationally recognized professional body, the IFMGA. Ridgeline Guiding Services only uses professionally certified ACMG guides.

Moraine to O’Hara

Private Guiding Rates

Our private guiding rates are based on many variables such as: how many people are booking? How many guides are needed? What’s the transportation situation? How committing is the objective? How hard is the route? Will accommodation be required? Will rental gear be needed? etc.

Private guiding rates start at $750/day + the cost for additional persons/expenses/surcharges/and tax (5% GST) and are based on a standard guiding work day, which is 6-9hrs with our guest(s), plus pre and post-trip preparations. Please contact us if you’d like to get a quote and plan a trip. Your next adventure awaits!

Prior to booking, please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide hard copies of the waiver for you to sign before each trip or course



Thank you for visiting our site and taking the to time to send us a message. We looking forward to planning our next adventuring together!

(403) 679-9665

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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