Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
The mountains are not only a source of mental rest for us but also a place to challenge ourselves and our perceptions. Here we realize how precious life is and how much nature has to give. Therefore we encourage everyone to treat our natural environment with respect and consideration.
Since 2002, Beartooth Mountain Guides has been the only locally owned and operated guide service for the biggest mountains in Montana: the Beartooths. Undoubtedly, these mountains offer some of the best terrain in the region for backcountry skiing, ice & rock climbing, mountaineering, and backpacking. Beartooth Mountain Guides was created to meet the demands of outdoor enthusiasts from all skill levels. Our guides offer local knowledge, breadth of experience, and professional education. Whether it be intro level courses, multi-day mountain trips, or technical climbing objectives, we have something for everyone.
With our skilled and personable guides, we provide trips that combine memorable experiences with quality education. Beyond mountain skills and adventures, BMG is a service that values environmental responsibility and cultural sensitivity.
Meet The Team
We believe in guiding and instructing through four elements: Community, Education, Safety, and Adventure
Community extends beyond simply a rope team and at BMG, we believe in helping, supporting and expanding the broader mountain community. We actively search out and support organizations to partner with that increase diversity and awareness in the mountains, such as the Scarpa Athlete Mentorship Initiative and the Montana Womens Climbing Festival. We also believe in providing our guides a sustainable income and provide in house mentorship opportunities. We acknowledge that we are operating on native lands owned by Salish, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ , Cheyenne and Apsaalooké (Crow).
Experience and understanding of the mountains is the foundation to a guide service. Beyond the vast personal experience each guide holds, everyone at BMG is properly trained and educated to operate in the terrain they work, whether it through avalanche classes, AMGA courses, first responder certifications, or Leave No Trace. With our formal expertise in the mountains, all curriculums are built around the idea that everyone is here to learn. Guides are inherently educators and at BMG we value sharing our knowledge.
Essential to mountain travel, safety is the top priority of any experience with Beartooth Mountain Guides. Every season, our guides meet to discuss safer practices, decision making, and rescue protocol. Each guide is properly trained and up to date with wilderness medicine, caries first aid kits, and multiple communications devices.
The Beartooths have a rich mountaineering history and, therefor, adventure is at the core of our values at BMG. We aim to provide experiences that challenge the every day life and provide you with the skills to do so on your own. We firmly believe that casting off on an adventure with the safety and guidance of a professional provides a unique experience, that will be memorized with all senses and has a long lasting experience.