Guiding

We offer international and domestic mountain adventures with certified guides. The Matterhorn, the Haute Route, Mont Blanc, the Eiger, Mount Baker, North Cascades National Park and Mount Logan in Canada are some of our destinations. We also offer trips to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Fjords of Norway and Orizaba in Mexico.

Guiding
At around 8000 feet on the Coleman Glacier

Mount Baker Summit Climb

$480.00
Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.
 
The West Ridge - one of the 50 classic climbs in North America for good reason

Forbidden Peak Climb

$580.00
Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

Zander topping out on the steep pitches.

Mount Baker North Ridge

$750.00
The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.
Alisa Dlitz appraching the Bryant Peak Col

TGIM Day Trips -- MONDAY!!

Feb 18, 2013 - Feb 18, 2013

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Micheal Kennedy coming to the East Summit of Snoqualmie Mountain

TGIF Day Trips

Jan 31, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Ben drops into the Slot Couloir

TGIF Day Trips

Feb 14, 2014 - Feb 14, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Alisa Dlitz appraching the Bryant Peak Col

TGIF Day Trips

Mar 14, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Tim Petrick approaching the Chair Peak Basin

TGIF Day Trips

Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 21, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Dan Nordstrom on the summit slopes of Snoqualmie Mountain

TGIF Day Trips

Mar 28, 2014 - Mar 28, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
The center section of the Slot Couloir

TGIF Day Trips

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Beautiful touring terrain near the Snowlake divide

TGIF Day Trips

Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Deep views back into the Chair Peak basin

TGIF Day Trips

Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 18, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Dan Nordstrom on the summit slopes of Snoqualmie Mountain

TGIF Day Trips

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Ben drops into the Slot Couloir

TGIF Day Trips

May 2, 2014 - May 2, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
George Wiggins drowning in powder on Snoqualmie Mountain

TGIF Day Trips

May 9, 2014 - May 9, 2014

$155.00
The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.
Fun climbing on the middle pitch

The Tooth South Face

Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014

$220.00
The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.
The steep rappel section of the summit

The Tooth South Face

Jul 5, 2014 - Jul 5, 2014

$220.00
The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.
beautiful bivy on the Torment - Forbidden Traverse

Classic Alpine Adventures in the North Cascades

Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

$1,225.00
Choose your own adventure. For a week we will climb some of the nicest north faces, ridges and classic alpine routes of the North Cascades.
The steep rappel section of the summit

The Tooth South Face

Aug 2, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

$220.00
The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.
The start of the route

Chair Peak via West Ridge

Aug 3, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

$250.00
Pioneered by Pro Guiding owner Martin Volken, and only 1 hour from Seattle, this route provides a great test piece for much more remote and classic mountains, like the North Cascades or even the Alps.
Near the summit of the Dufourspitze.

Monte Rosa Traverse

Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

$2,400.00
Monte Rosa is the second highest peak in the Alps at 15,292 feet. No other traverse in the Alps will let you summit as many 4,000 meter peaks in such a short time.
:  Warm up in the ancient Araucaría forest near Lonquimay.  These trees are up to 3000-years old and make a magical setting.  Get your ski legs back and remember how to use your beacon and make a kick turn.  Get in a few thousand feet of great skiing.

Skiing Classic Volcanoes in Chile

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014

$5,900.00

Skiing in Chile during the northern summer months should be on every skier's "bucket list." Ski mountaineering on the volcanoes of Chile is the best way to combine great skiing with a genuine cultural experience. This is a world-class trip with quintessential peaks, unique landscapes, stellar accommodations and great food.

Summer Haute Route

Summer Haute Route

Aug 25, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

$2,200.00
The Summer Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is arguably one of the most scenic and famous multi-day hikes in all of the Alps.
Karsten Delap in the 5th class pitch that accesses the actual ridge

Chair Peak via West Ridge

Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

$250.00
Pioneered by Pro Guiding owner Martin Volken, and only 1 hour from Seattle, this route provides a great test piece for much more remote and classic mountains, like the North Cascades or even the Alps.
Dave Jordan calling it for the day on the Forbidden Glacier with the Torment - Forbidden Ridge in the background

North Cascades Ridge Traverses

Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014

$1,225.00
This week is designed for the seasoned mountaineer who is interested in climbing several North Cascade classic peaks back to back.
In the exposed chock stone section

Chair Peak via West Ridge

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014

$250.00
Pioneered by Pro Guiding owner Martin Volken, and only 1 hour from Seattle, this route provides a great test piece for much more remote and classic mountains, like the North Cascades or even the Alps.
Fun climbing on the middle pitch

The Tooth South Face

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014

$220.00
The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.
Perfect spacing in Niseko birch forests

Japan Powder Skiing

Feb 1, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015

$2,780.00

Niseko gets its snow from cold fronts coming out of Siberia, picking up moisture as they cross the Sea of Japan, then dumping it when it hits the mountains of Hokkaido and Honshu. The combination creates a huge amount of very dry snow, and you get to ski it over, and over, and over again.

now really thinking about it

Kendall Shooting Gallery

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

$460.00
The backside of Kendall Peak is one of the hidden gems in the Snoqualmie Pass backcountry. Spend a few days skiing as many couloirs and chutes as you can!
Early morning on Klawatti Col looking towards Eldorado Peak

Forbidden Tour

Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

$590.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

Just about all you need to know. Paul Werner photo

Fjords of Norway

Mar 16, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015

$3,260.00
WE'VE GOT THE BOAT RESERVED AND A GROUP FORMING! DON'T WAIT TOO LONG!



Mike Hattrup testing a new K2 Shuksan in the Couloir Cosmique in Chamonix.

Short Bus Adventure Ski Week

Mar 30, 2015 - Apr 4, 2015

$2,500.00
We know the Alps--especially the Swiss Alps. Let us show you! Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee are world class resorts in the Alps with an amazing lift infrastructure and we intend to use it.
below the looming Lemah Towers

Snoqualmie Haute Route

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015

$800.00
The Snoqualmie Haute Route is a committing, long, multi-day alpine traverse leading from Alpental to Mount Hinman and beyond that will bring new meaning to Snoqualmie Pass ski touring.
Baker Summit Ridge

Mount Baker Bullet Train

Apr 5, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015

$275.00
Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!
Amazing ski terrain below the Gran Zebru

Ortler Ski Traverse 2015

Apr 6, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

$1,850.00
A fantastic week of ski touring in the high Italian Alps.
Dave Vanderhoff in his element coming off the Hinter Fiescherhorn. Finsteraarhorn in the background.

Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse

Apr 6, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

$2,150.00
Pro Guiding Service has guided in the Bernese Oberland for well over 20 guided weeks, and we love going back.
Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

Spearhead Traverse

Apr 6, 2015 - Apr 9, 2015

$600.00
Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse.
the amazing descent down the Forbidden Glacier (Scott Schell photo)

Forbidden Tour

Apr 9, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

$590.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

Looking east towards Matterhorn and Dent Blanche from the top of Mont Fort

Haute Route ski tour 2015

Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015

$2,200.00
The Haute Route is most likely the single most famous ski traverse in the Alps.
Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

$350.00
It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!
Endless ski touring terrain

Valdez Ski Touring Week

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015

$1,800.00
Valdez is well known for its heli skiing, and the Thompson Pass area is one of our favorite ski mountaineering locations in the US.
The classic ski route up Mont Blanc via the Grand Mulets hut

Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa Ski Descent

Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

$2,600.00
The two highest peaks in the Alps. Two amazing ski descents. A true epic!

Near the Col Durand

Haute Route Imperiale

Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

$2,020.00

The "Haute Route Imperiale" leads from the sleepy Val’Anniviers in a southerly direction to Zermatt through some of the most spectacular and high alpine terrain of the Swiss Alps. The tour will take us to the Turtmannhut, the Cabane de Tracuit, Cabane de Grand Muntet and the Schonbielhut before heading down to Zermatt. Come and and tour with us in the shadow of the Weisshorn, Bishorn and the Pointe de Zinal. 

Camp on the Quie Sabe Glacier

Forbidden Tour

Apr 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015

$590.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015

$350.00
Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.
Mount Baker 10,781ft.

Mount Baker Bullet Train

May 3, 2015 - May 3, 2015

$275.00

Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers, moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!



Pickets Ski Traverse

Pickets Ski Traverse

May 4, 2015 - May 9, 2015

$1,275.00
A ski traverse through the famed Picket Range of the North Cascades National Park. It is a once in a lifetime trip!
basic climbing in steep snow

Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015

$720.00
Boston Basin is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park and lies at the foot of the famous Forbidden Peak. The Boston Basin area quite possibly provides one of the best ski mountaineering course settings in the lower 48 states. You will be taught an amazing curriculum by AMGA or IFMGA certified guides.
Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

Isolation Traverse

May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015

$595.00
The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.
Waddington's North West summit

Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

May 8, 2015 - May 17, 2015

$2,800.00
At 13,300 feet, Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in British Columbia. The Waddington Range is known in the climbing community for its great granite, endless number of routes, vast ski touring terrain and remote location - so remote that access becomes easy. We drive to a heli-port west of Williams Lake, B.C. and fly into the heart of the range with White Saddle Air. Once there, we will establish a comfortable base camp on the Dais Glacier, which allows us to complete a number of beautiful ski tours and descents with light packs.
On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

Forbidden Express

May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

$520.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

Taking a break on the Curtain morain

Spearhead Traverse Express

May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

$545.00
Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse.
Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015

$360.00
Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.
Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015

$350.00
It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!
Colfax Peak in the background

Mount Baker Ski Summit

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015

$510.00
Mount Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical!
Baker Summit Ridge

Mount Baker Bullet Train

Jun 7, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015

$275.00
Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!
The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

Mount Rainier Climb

Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015

$1,326.00
Mount Rainier is undeniable. At almost 14,400 feet, it is the third highest peak in the lower 48 states.
The Pickets Traverse

The Pickets Traverse

Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015

$1,300.00

This sub-range of the North Cascades is considered the most rugged terrain in the lower 48. A traverse through the Picket Range is a true adventure.

The Matterhorn and its famous Hornli Ridge

Matterhorn Hornli Ridge and Zermatt day trips

Aug 2, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015

$2,620.00
Just about every mountaineer wants to climb the Matterhorn at some point. We'll do it...and then some.
Kurt Buchwald in the fixed rope section near the shoulder.

Alps Trilogy: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc

Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 18, 2015

$5,500.00
The Matterhorn, the Eiger and Mont Blanc. It barely needs any explaining. These three peaks represent the quintessential mountains of the Swiss and French Alps.
Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) Servimont photo

Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015

$2,400.00

NEW FOR 2014 – MEXICO! Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) is the highest point in Mexico and the third highest point in North America. It’s a popular mountaineering objective in its own right, but we propose doing what we’re best known for – skiing 4000 ft from the summit to the toe of the Jamapa Glacier! This trip timed to coincide with the end of the storms that brings Orizaba most of its snow, and happens to on the week before Dia de Muertos – the Day of the Dead, one of the great holidays of Mexican culture.