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Guides and Partners
Mountain and Ski Guiding by certified IFMGA - ACMG mountain guides. Ski touring, ice climbing and mountaineering in British Columbia and Alberta ...
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Payment and Booking Conditions
Book Now to hold your spot!
The Book Now form takes about 60 seconds to complete. We will hold your spot until we contact you to answer any questions you might have. This is your opportunity to figure out for sure if this trip is for you, without obligation. Then we’ll get you to complete our Online Waiver and Application Forms before paying your deposit. Before signing through these documents read through them carefully and make sure you are comfortable with what you’re signing up for, and have a look through the booking “fine print” below. If you have any questions at any time do not hesitate to contact us.

Payment and booking conditions fine print

A deposit (typically 50%; see the trip description for the exact amount) to secure your place is  due upon booking. Final payment of balance is due 3 months in advance of your trip start date unless specified otherwise on the trip information page and/or your invoice. You will be invoiced for your payments after you have confirmed your interest in the trip. Please note that deposits are absolutely non-refundable, and final payments (the remainder) are non-refundable after the final payment date.

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Resources

Gear Lists

Use these handy equipment lists to make sure you have everything you need for your trip. They’re pretty generic, so adapt each gear checklist to your specific needs. Each of our trips has a customized list, so be sure to consult the list specific to your trip if you’ve booked one of our adventures.

Waiver, Release of Liability

Release of Liability Waiver – you need to sign one of these before starting any trip with an ACMG guide. The waiver is a mechanism by which the risk associated with mountaineering and wilderness ski trips is transferred to those in a better position to bear (or insure against) that risk. It is recommended that all guests purchase travel and/or accident insurance. Your insurance broker can advise you as to what other types of insurance you may require, such as disability, evacuation, and life insurance.

Food Planning

Having Sawback provide your food is highly recommended. For just $45/person/day you don’t have to plan, purchase, prepare or pack your food and you’re guaranteed to have good tasting, easy to prepare food in just the right quantities. Here’s a ...
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Winter 2018 Lodge Trips
Sawback Alpine Adventures ski touring trip line-up for Winter 2018: Heli-accessed hut trips, traverses and fly-in ski camps ...
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Pricing

Pricing for guiding(2019/20) does not include 5% GST

Guide base rate – $525 per day, one or two guests.
Additional guests – climbing: $100/guest, skiing: $50/guest
Premiums – $50-$250/day (depending on scope of objective)
Discounts – for shoulder season and short days enquire for details.
Multi-day trips – enquire for a custom quote; usually priced at $550/day for one or two guests, plus expenses.

To give you an idea of what to expect, a day of multi pitch rock climbing that lasts about 8 hours with a single client would cost $525 (i.e. the 8-pitch rock route Ballista). A long alpine day with two guests that is about 15 hours car to car would cost $875 ($525 base rate, $100 for the extra guest, $250 for the long day, i.e. Lefroy or Fay in a day). A Wapta traverse runs around $1500-1950 per person depending on the number of days (4-6 is typical) and other factors. Contact us for a quote. Hut based trips are a bit more complicated and depend on the destination and are typically done on a per person cost except for exclusive bookings. For example, Burnie Glacier Chalet is currently $2695/person for one week including airport and transfer day shuttles, ...
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