Yoho Traverse - March 17-22, 2018 - $1650 - 8 spots, 6 available - Bow Hut to Guy Hut To Stanley Mitchell. Guides: TBA
"Old School" Nirvana Pass Ski Camp - March 18-24, 2018 - $1800/person - 8 spots, 8 available - Rustic fly-in wilderness ski camp in this legendary Coast Range ski mountaineering zone, with heated kitchen and dry tents, no cook (self-catered, guided), guests provide own tents. Guides: TBA
Deluxe Nirvana Pass Ski Camp - April 14-19, 2018 - $2250/person - 8 spots, 6 available - Deluxe fly-in wilderness ski camp in this legendary Coast Range ski mountaineering zone, with heated kitchen and dry tents, and guest tents provided. Fully catered and guided. Guides: Tom Wolfe, Cook &
Sorcerer Lodge - April 22-29, 2018 - $2300/person - 14 Spots, 5 available. Luxury
lodge in the Canadian Rockies fully guided/catered. Enjoy spring skiing and mountaineering at its finest. Guides: Ian Kirschner, Tom Wolfe; Cook: Michelle Heerschop
Prices do not include 5%GST
Custom Trips offered
Rock and ice climbing (easy intro routes to high-end technical climbing)
Ski touring (single day, multi-day, hut and tent-based expeditions)
Instruction (avalanche skills, rock and ice climbing, glacier travel, rock rescue, climbing technique)
Mountain hiking (single and multi-day)
Helicopter-accessed climbing and skiing
I am fully booked into the Winter 2018 season. See course listings above for openings.
Limited last minute availability might be possible, so feel free to contact me just in case. I am already taking bookings
for the Winter 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Photos of Trips
Here are links to a couple of photo albums from the trips I have guided at Burnie Glacier Chalet:
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 us or phone us to enquire about a trip you'd like to do. We'll offer suggestions
and find you a guide for the days you're interested in.
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.