Domestic and International Trips and Courses with Certified Guides!

Instructional Courses

Pro Guiding Service offers instructional courses for all ability levels in AIARE avalanche education, ski touring, ski mountaineering, steep skiing, alpine climbing, ice climbing and rock climbing. Most of those courses are taught in the mountains of the North Cascades National Park, on Mount Baker, Snoqualmie Pass, and the rock climbing areas of Exit 32 and Exit 38 of North Bend, Vantage and the Index Townwall.

Instructional Courses
Classic Sunny Vantage

Intro and Intermediate Rock Climbing in Vantage, WA

Apr 20, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013

$300.00
Summer can be slow to arrive in Western Washington, so lets take a short drive to Vantage where the sun is almost always shining!
Anchor Station management in the vertical arena

Trad Rock Course at Index and Vantage, WA

Jun 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013

$460.00
Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way. From ground up. It is important. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Learn how to do it safely from professional mountain guides!
Lead climbing at the level that you are comfortable with

Rock Climbing in Vantage, North Bend and Mazama

Jun 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013

$450.00
The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.
Lauren Duvall getting pumped

Intro to Rock Climbing

Jul 1, 2013 - Jul 3, 2013

$360.00
Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence.
Vantage, a great place to learn how to lead climb

Rock Climbing in Vantage, North Bend and Mazama

Jul 26, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013

$450.00
The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.
or climb at your personal limit at Exit 32 in North Bend

Intro to Rock Climbing

Jul 26, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013

$360.00
Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence.
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Intro to Rock Climbing

Aug 16, 2013 - Aug 18, 2013

$360.00
Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence.
super close and super fun!

Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing

Dec 17, 2013 - Dec 17, 2013

$155.00
Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing.
Pin point search made easy

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- SOLD OUT!

Dec 27, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013

$325.00
This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
Facets!

AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

Jan 2, 2014 - Jan 5, 2014

$475.00
Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.
Real movement in real avalanche terrain

AIARE 1 Refresher

Jan 5, 2014 - Jan 5, 2014

$175.00
There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.
Alpental backcountry at its best

1 Day Ski Touring Intro

Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 6, 2014

$155.00
Your first ski tour - just do it!
Pin point search made easy

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- SOLD OUT!

Jan 7, 2014 - Jan 12, 2014

$325.00
This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
Surprisingly steep

Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing

Jan 10, 2014 - Jan 10, 2014

$155.00
Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing.
Our outdoor classroom

AIARE 1 Refresher

Jan 11, 2014 - Jan 11, 2014

$175.00
There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.
The classic Cascade snowpack.

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- Issaquah evening classroom -- SOLD OUT!

Jan 14, 2014 - Jan 19, 2014

$325.00
This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
skiing back down from the Chair Peak basin

Intro to Ski Touring - two weekends

Jan 18, 2014 - Jan 26, 2014

$600.00
Now with convenient weekend dates:
January 18 -19 and January 25-26.
The basics of a compression test

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course --- SOLD OUT

Jan 21, 2014 - Jan 26, 2014

$325.00
This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
Surprisingly  vertical

Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing

Jan 24, 2014 - Jan 24, 2014

$155.00
Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing.
pinpoint search

Advanced Transceiver Search

Jan 26, 2014 - Jan 26, 2014

$125.00
A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.
To Slot or not to Slot...

Advanced Ski Touring Course on Sundays

Jan 26, 2014 - Feb 16, 2014

$600.00
This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience.
Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation

Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 1, 2014

$175.00
This course has a lot to cover. Be prepared to learn!
Great light on Mt Snoqualmie, top shack Chair 2 in background.

Intro to Ski Touring on Saturdays

Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014

$600.00
This Intro to Ski Touring Course is offered on consecutive Saturdays for those with time constraints
Iceclimbing in the Alpental ski area

Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing

Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 3, 2014

$155.00
Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing.
Beautiful terrain for your first ski tour

1 Day Ski Touring Intro

Feb 7, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014

$155.00
Your first ski tour - just do it!
Pit craft

AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

Feb 7, 2014 - Feb 10, 2014

$475.00
Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.
pinpoint search

Advanced Transceiver Search

Feb 8, 2014 - Feb 8, 2014

$125.00
A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.
stability tests reviewed

AIARE 1 Refresher

Feb 15, 2014 - Feb 15, 2014

$175.00
There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.
Pin point search made easy

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- SOLD OUT!

Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014

$325.00
This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
Learn about terrain selection.  Photo by: Fred Hammerquist

3 day Ski touring Course

Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014

$450.00

The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. Plain and simple.

Pin point search made easy

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

Mar 4, 2014 - Mar 9, 2014

$325.00
This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.
Making the transition to skimountaineering

Ski Mountaineering in Whistler

Mar 6, 2014 - Mar 9, 2014

$1,200.00
Come explore the amazing, glaciated backcountry of Whistler while learning skills to become a ski mountaineer!
Beautiful terrain for your first ski tour

1 Day Ski Touring Intro

Mar 7, 2014 - Mar 7, 2014

$155.00
Your first ski tour - just do it!
Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation

Mar 8, 2014 - Mar 8, 2014

$175.00
This course has a lot to cover. Be prepared to learn!
You will do this

3 day Ski touring Course

Mar 14, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014

$450.00

The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. Plain and simple.

Alternate camp on the Quien Sabe Glacier

Boston Basin Ski Mountaineering Course

May 8, 2014 - May 11, 2014

$720.00
Boston Basin is located in the heart of the North Cascades and lies at the foot of the famous Forbidden Peak and quite possibly provides one of the best ski mountaineering course settings in the lower 48 states.
Crevasse rescue practice in an amazing class room.

Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

Jul 8, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014

$920.00

This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

Nils Watkins getting after it.

Kid's Rock Climbing

Jul 9, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014

$200.00
Kids ages 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, climbing etiquette and belaying techniques.
"Heliotrope Ridge Camp" - amazing! (7200 feet)

Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 15, 2014

$815.00
Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, and a summit attempt of Mount Baker.
crampon work on the "lower Coleman Glacier"

Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 5, 2014

$815.00
Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, and a summit attempt of Mount Baker.
The super classic view of Forbidden Peak from the Boston-Sahale col

Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

Aug 5, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014

$920.00

This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

Advanced Kid's Rock

Advanced Kid's Rock

Aug 6, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

$250.00
We've had great success with our Kid's Rock program and many of the kids are ready for more.
Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

Sep 4, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

$655.00
This course covers steep ice climbing, anchor systems, rope handling in alpine and glaciated terrain, multi pitch scenarios, gear selection, route and site selection and much more.
Looking at Johannesburg never gets old.

Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

Sep 9, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014

$920.00

This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.