Testimonials


“The folks at Pacific Alpine Guides have put together a winning combination of great service, first-class guides and deep inside knowledge of great destinations.  Being safety-focused and professional are essential elements of a quality guide service, but these guys are a whole lot of fun to be with as well. It is all about the journey after all…”
L. Wheeler (New York, NY)

“It’s not all about what you climb or ski, it’s also how you do it and why you do it. If you care about those you travel with in the backcountry and those back at home, then take an AIARE course from Pacific Alpine Guides. If you want to increase your ability then take an AIARE course from Pacific Alpine Guides. Katy and Tyler Reid have assembled a collective of professionals from the absolute highest echelons of the guiding community. Yet they run a program with a grassroots family feel. My experience was first-rate and I highly recommend it!”
P. Adrian (Tacoma, WA)

“I had an outstanding experience with Pacific Alpine Guides on my recent multi-day trip. As a mountaineer building my skill base, I found that our guide wasn’t just about safely leading us up an objective, but sharing with us his love for the mountains, technical mountaineering skills, and vast experience. “
J. Jesson (Bellevue, WA)

“I climbed with Pacific Alpine Guides several times, and each and every time it was a fantastic experience. This is a great outfit for custom climbing tours to less popular peaks in the Pacific Northwest.”
R. Zuehlke (Decatur, GA)

“I have had the good fortune to experience both the AIARE Level 1 avy course with Pacific Alpine Guides, as well as a wonderful time climbing Mt. Olympus last summer. Every interaction has been positive, educational, professional and yet wonderfully personal. In a five star rating system, these guys get six!”
F. White (Port Townsend, WA)

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Photo by Freya Fennwood in Backcountry Magazine from a March 2014 Rogers Pass trip with Pacific Alpine Guides.