Mountain and Ski Guiding

TRIPS

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To participate in any of my trips you need to (1) Complete the online waiver, and (2) Fill out the registration form. Click here to register now!

Featured Trips, Winter 2019

Selkirk Lodge - Jan 5-12, 2018 - 12 spots. Guides : Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen. $2500/person.

Golden Alpine Sunrise Lodge - Feb 8-16, 2019 -12 spots. Guides: Tom Wolfe, Ian Kirschner. $2350/person.

Carlyle Lodge - Feb 24-March 3, 2019 - FULL - Guides: Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen. $2775/person

Burnie Glacier Chalet - March 8-15, 2019 - 11 spots - Guides: Tom Wolfe, Ian Kirschner. $2500/person.

Burnie Glacier Chalet - March 22-29, 2019 - Lee Lau and Crew - WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ME - Guides: Tom Wolfe, Christoph Dietzfelbinger. $2500/person.

Bow Yoho Traverse - - March 31-April 6, 2019 - 8 spots. Guide: Tom Wolfe. $1795/person

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SKI TRIPS

We specialise in organising amazing week-long ski trips into a selection of Western Canada’s incredible backcountry ski lodges, as well as heli-accessed ski camps and the Great Traverses.

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COURSES

Early winter is training season. Sign up for one of our Avalanche Canada AST-1 or AST-2 courses, a crevasse rescue clinic, or intro to backcountry skiing courses!

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ICE

I’ve ice climbed many of the hardest waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies, beginning in the mid-90s. I’ve also guided some of the hardest, but I enjoy — just as much — teaching beginners how to swing a tool and kick a step.

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Mountaineering and Adventuring since 1995
Mountain and Ski Trips in Western Canada and beyond

Decades of Experience

I started Sawback in 1995, running mountain hiking trips for groups. Since then I've expanded programming to offer just about any mountaineering adventure you could imagine.

Sawback was founded by Tom Wolfe, who is an ACMG Mountain Guide and member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA).

How can I book a trip?

Email or phone me to enquire about a trip you'd like to do. I will offer suggestions and personally help you organize the best possible trip for your group.

Are you a Guide's Service?

Sawback is primarily a small one-man operation. While there are guides who work with large operations in Western Canada there is also a small, co-operative community of independent guides who pass work they can't do on to others who can. If I can't join you in your mountain adventure I will refer you to another independent mountain guide who will.

GUIDES

ACMG AND IFGMA CERTIFIED GUIDES

TOM WOLFE

Mountain Guide ACMG/IFGMA
Tom founded Sawback in 1995

CONRAD JANZEN

Mountain Guide ACMG/IFMGA
Conrad works mainly as a Public Safety Specialist with Banff National Park and mixes in ski guiding weeks into his winter.

THOMAS GRANDI

Ski Guide, ACMG
Thomas mixes his time between ski guiding and running Canmore’s Paintbox Lodge and Giv’er Grandi Ski Club at Norquay.

Rob Coppolillo

Mountain Guide AMGA/IFMGA
Rob and I partner to bring his US guests across the border to experience the amazing powder skiing Canada has to offer. Rob runs Vetta Mountain Guides out of Boulder , CO and is the author of “The Mountain Guide Manual”.

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