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Go big with Blackbird Mountain Guides.

Got big mountain goals this year? Our partnership with Blackbird Mountain Guides puts backcountry skiing, climbing, and mountain skills education within reach. Sign up for a guided adventure. We’ll take care of the physical training and give you 50% off your first 4 weeks with us. Browse featured adventures below or visit Blackbird Mountain Guides for a full list of offerings.

Pick Your Adventure.

Climb Mount Baker. Ski Mount Shasta. Climb an 18k foot peak in Peru. Browse featured adventures on our trips page or visit Blackbird Mountain Guides for a full list of offerings.

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Plan Your Adventure.

Schedule a call with Andrew to discuss training and preparation. Some big mountain objectives require prior experience. If necessary, we will work with Blackbird Mountain Guides to build a custom progression to get you to your goal.

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Book Your Adventure.

Book your adventure (or adventures) with Blackbird Mountain Guides and sign-up for either our personal or squad coaching subscription. We’ll give you 50% off your first 4 weeks of training.

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Train.

Leverage our integrated coaching team to prepare for your trip.

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Go Big.

Send it in the mountains with Blackbird’s AMGA trained guides.

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You are here.

Mount Shasta Summit & Ski 2 Day

A single night, two day ski mountaineering trip on the largest volcano in the Cascade Range. You’ll climb to camp, spend a short night there, begin the summit attempt with an alpine start and descend on skis. The program is fast paced and the expectation is that participants have learned and have solid abilities with ice axe and crampons prior to this program. Ascent and descent options include: Avalanche Gulch, West Face, Brewer Creek, and Clear Creek. Blackbird Mountain Guides offers one and three day versions of this trip as well.

Mount Baker Summit & Ski 2 Day

An overnight mission to summit and ski one of the most glaciated peaks in the lower 48. You’ll ski to camp, set up camp, prep gear, and get an alpine start for the summit before descending on skis. The program includes a brief refresher on ice axes, crampons and rope skills, but the expectation is that you have learned and previously practiced these skills prior to this program. Ascent and descent options include: Coleman-Deming, Easton Glacier and Squawk Glacier Routes. Blackbird Mountain Guides offers one and three day versions of this trip as well.

Mount Baker Summit Climb 2 Day

An overnight mission to summit Mount Baker, one of the most glaciated peaks in the lower 48. You’ll hike in, set up camp, prep gear, and get an alpine start for the summit, before descending to camp to pack up and return to the trailhead. The program includes a brief refresher on ice axes, crampon and rope skills, but the expectation is that you have learned and previously practiced these skills prior to this program. Ascent route options include: Coleman-Deming and Easton Glacier. Blackbird Mountain Guides offers a three day version of this trip as well.

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course

Learn to travel the backcountry confidently with Blackbird Mountain Guides’ innovative AIARE 1 Avalanche Course. Blackbird Mountain Guides combines a multi-media and quiz packed online course with an interactive web review and two full days in the field with their AIARE and AMGA trained guides to deliver the foundation of skills you need to make sound decisions in avalanche terrain.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

Blackbird Mountain Guides offers the world’s only lift-accessed avalanche rescue course that provides next level rescue skills above & beyond what you can learn in a touring-based rescue course. Eliminate approach time with ski lifts & search from the top down to build awareness of terrain & learn how to effectively save a companion buried in an avalanche.

Ski Mountaineering Skills

Love ski touring and ready to start tackling bigger objectives? Blackbird Mountain Guides Ski Mountaineering Skills provides the skills you need to tackle any ski mountaineering objective including classic lines like Mount Shasta’s Avalanche Gulch or Mount Baker’s Roman Wall. The efficiency and safety techniques we teach on this course are the foundation for any big mountain summit or ski attempt.

Eastern Sierra Climbing Private

The Eastern Sierra, also known as the Range of Light, is renowned for its long, multi-pitch alpine climbing routes. Quality granite, stable weather, and breathtaking views are all part of the adventure in this incredible range. Pick a route that suits your skill and fitness level with a private climb tailored for you.

Peru Cordillera Blanca

Peru’s Cordillera Blanca is one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world. It is renowned for beautiful, steep, glaciated peaks with excellent snow, rock, and ice climbing. Couple that with stable weather in the summer months, and you’ve got a recipe for awesome alpine climbing. Blackbird Mountain Guides’ scheduled trip for June 2022 is packed with awesome peaks and includes:

  • Yanapaccha
  • Urus Este
  • Ishinca
  • Tocllaraju

Just booked? Time to start training.

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Kas Mitchell climbs Mt. Shasta.​

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