Mountaineering:

Backpacking excursions, walks in the woods, technical summits, we have it all! These options are organized to be a progressive approach to learning the fundamentals of wilderness travel and mountaineering leading to technical summits and other trekking adventures. 
These 2-5 day courses include a basic mountaineering all the way to technical peak ascent over snow and rock on the highest peaks in Montana. Traveling over 4th and 5th class terrain and steep snowfields, our guides will lead you over classic mountaineering routes on high peaks of the Beartooth Range. 

Mountaineering Courses

Mountain Backpacking

Our Mountain Backpacking courses are anywhere from 2 to 5 days in length, and are a great way for the avid hiker / backpacker to transition into mountaineering pursuits. The Beartooths have more than 20 peaks over 12,000 feet high, many of which have non-technical routes to reach the summit. The curriculum will focus on backcountry camping skills/ethics, route finding and finish with a peak ascent! These courses will get you prepped for own peak-bagging adventures in the summer! Including:
 
  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Use and care of equipment
  • Wilderness navigation and route finding 
 
Client/Guide ratio: 5:1
Dates: July through September (weather dependent)
Beartooth Mountain Guides will provide:
Tents, meals, stove and fuel, cookware, water purification, helmets, harnesses, ropes/hardware, crampons and ice axes (if necessary).
Pricing:
Private - $225/person/day
Group of 2 - $150/person/day
3 or more - $125/person/day
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Beartooth Mountaineering

These 3-4 day courses include a technical peak ascent over snow and rock on the highest peaks in Montana. Traveling over 4th and 5th class terrain and steep snowfields, our guides will lead you over classic mountaineering routes on high peaks of the Beartooth Range, such as Castle Rock Mountain or Glacier Peak.
Rock 1 or more experience recommended. 

Curriculum includes:
  • Snow climbing,
  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • Route finding skills for Class 4 Terrain
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Use and care of equipment
  • ​Belay and Anchoring systems​

Client/Guide ratio: 5:1
Dates: July through September (weather dependent)
Beartooth Mountain Guides will provide:
Tents, meals, stove and fuel, cookware, water purification, helmets, harnesses, ropes/hardware, crampons and ice axes (if necessary).
Pricing:
Private - $300/person/day
Group of 2 - $250/person/day
3 or more - $200/person/day



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Granite Peak Summit

GRANITE PEAK 12,799’-12,801’ (Montana’s highest point) First summited in 1923, Granite Peak is considered the most technically challenging of the highest summits in the Lower 48. Beartooth Mountain Guides leads 4 or 5 day ascents of Granite Peak via the devious East Ridge. 
Beartooth Mountain Guides ascends to the base of Granite Peak via Mystic Lake and the Huckleberry Creek drainage to Princess and Avalanche Lakes. From there to the East Ridge by way of the north Granite snowfield.
The 5-day curriculum includes:

  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Use and care of equipment
  • Route finding
  • Movement on snow
  • Ice Axe arrest
  • Snow/rock anchors
  • Belay systems
  • Rappelling 

Client/Guide ratio: 3:1
Prerequisites: Rock 1 or equivalent. 
Dates: July through September (weather dependent)
Beartooth Mountain Guides will provide:
Tents, meals, stove and fuel, cookware, water purification, helmets, harnesses, ropes/hardware, crampons and ice axes (if necessary).
Pricing:
4-day trips:
Private - $1750/person
Group of 2+ - $1500/person

5-day trips:
Private - $2050/person
Group of 2+ - $1700/person


Day Hikes

Spend some time enjoying the myriad of trails in the Beartooths.  We can guide you through trails that are completely new and exciting to you while teaching you important outdoor skills such as Leave No Trace skills, map reading and local information about the geology and natural history of the area.

  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
 
Client/Guide ratio: 4:1


Prerequisites: Good health and able to walk in mountain terrain.  


Private - $95/person
Group of 2 - $75/person
3 or more - $65/person



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