Custom Mountaineering Trip

Craving more adventure than the average explorer? Send us a request for your specific objective!

Prerequisites: Previous hiking / backcountry experience

Duration: 3 Days

Fitness: Good

Ability: Intermediate

At Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, taking people into the mountains is how it all started. We are pleased to be one of the go-to guiding companies for Squamish & Whistler Mountaineering. We love to take people into the high mountains on treks they will always remember. Our top guides know the terrain and the best route options.

Mountaineering Courses: Crevasse Rescue / Mountain Navigation / Intro to Alpine Rock


Trip dates available upon request. Various trip lengths can also be arranged.

Starting from: $399 per person
Private Full Day: $699 (up to 6 people)
Private Half Day: $599 (up to 6 people)

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or


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From a half day summer scramble up to the peak of Whistler to multi-day expeditions through some of the most sought-after peaks in the unique and challenging West Coast Mountains, our guides will make your time with us unforgettable. Choose from spectacular peaks on Whistler Blackcomb, The Tantalus Range, Wedge Mountain, Mount Garibaldi, or Sky Pilot in the Squamish area.

If you don’t see the ideal Squamish or Whistler mountaineering trip listed below, the team at Mountain Skills Academy is happy to put together the ideal trip for your time available, skill levels, and goals. We have designed mountaineering adventures for all levels of experience, and for anyone who has a good fitness level.

Sky Pilot Mountaineering Ascent:

(Location: Squamish / Duration: 1 day / Fitness: Very Good / Ability: Intermediate / Prerequisites: Previous Mountaineering)

Mount Garibaldi:

(Location: Mount Garibaldi / Duration: 2 days / Fitness: Very Good / Ability: Intermediate / Prerequisites: None)

Wedge Mountain:

(Location: Wedge Mountain / Duration: 2 Days / Fitness: Good / Ability: Intermediate / Prerequisites: Previous hiking/backcountry experience)

Mount Matier:

(Location: Mount Matier / Duration: 2 Days / Fitness: Very Good / Ability: Intermediate / Prerequisites: Hiking/backcountry experience an asset)


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If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Follow the link HERE to purchase or rent gear for this course!

Group gear (included):

  • Satellite Phone / Spot / Radio
  • Rope
  • Climbing Rack

Recommended Clothing

  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • Tee shirt
  • 2 Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes

Personal Gear:

  • 35-45L pack
  • Walking pole (optional)
  • Harness
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 1 double length sling
  • Helmet
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries and spare bulb
  • Water bottle – thermos recommended for hot beverage
  • Toiletries & personal medications – toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, anti-inflammatory, etc…
  • Glacier Travel Kit (if you know how to use it)

Weather conditions here are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look at the weather forecast, and prepare for the potential weather conditions. Consider that when you are not climbing you can cool down quickly, so bringing layers is a good plan.