We are a small guide service based on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula offering guided and instructional programs in the Olympic Mountains (our home range), Mt. Baker, North Cascades, Canada, and Alaska.
Mountain adventure is our specialty – ski touring & ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, mountaineering, avalanche education and more. We keep ratios low and group sizes small, offering both scheduled and custom programs throughout the seasons.
Run by Tyler and Katy Reid, Pacific Alpine Guides is a collective of highly experienced mountain guides who have worked with some of the top guide services in the US, and hold certifications from such organizations as the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), American Avalanche Association (AAA), and Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI).
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Pacific Alpine Guides is a collective of professional mountain guides with experience guiding all over the world, in ranges including the Olympic Mountains, Cascades, Canadian Rockies, Alaska Range and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Chugach, Andes, Alps, Antartica, Himalayas, and elsewhere. Our guide team has extensive training in the realms of wilderness medicine, technical rescue, and avalanche risk management. Guides hold certifications from organizations including the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), American Avalanche Association (AAA), Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI), and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). Solveig Waterfall Solveig was born and raised in the AlpentalRead More
SAFETY Safety is our number one priority. Risk is inherent in the mountain environment and our goal is to effectively manage risk. A ‘margin of safety’ is a buffer built in to the decisions we make, and this concept is central to our approach. The mountains confront us with many variables that are not always black and white including weather, snow and route conditions, group dynamics, energy levels, motivation, fitness, and others. Maintaining an acceptable margin of safety throughout such a set of variables is the discipline we practice as guides and instructors. It requires intuition honed through significant experience, andRead More