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PART III JOHN MUIR TRAIL HIKE WITH PACK STOCK SUPPORT 2014

We have teamed up with Rock Creek Packstation to offer the ultimate trip. Hike the entire JMT over 5 years with a day pack and mules to carry gear and deluxe meals.

>> Packstock Supported JMT Guided Hikes

NEW FOR 2014 HALF DOME ASCENT

This is the most iconic peak in the USA. And we now offer it as a three day leisurely paced trip that includes the beautiful Clouds Rest summit and the finest Yosemite has to offer.

>> Half Dome Ascent

THE WHITNEY PORTAL HOSTEL & HOTEL

Our freinds Davvy and Tracy are now managing the hostel/hotel in Lone Pine. They have done a great job of remodelling the hotel rooms and the lobby area.

There prices are great and this is the place to stay in Lone Pine before a trip. Call them.

>> whitney portal store

 

 

 

 

  • 1 Mt. Whitney Guided Trips
    OUTSTANDING, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, any variation of adjectives. On a scale of to 10, an 11.
  • 2 Womens Trips
    Honestly, it will be one to remember forever. Their expertise, encouraging words, ability to pace us and sure friendship was the ticket for success!!
  • 3 Rock Climbing
    It was perfect. Andrew is an excellent guide; I can't imagine better. I've done four trips with SMC, all of them A+.
  • 4 Sierra Ski Tours
    We had a feeling that SMC was a very competent organization from the way you handled your job and we were not at all disappointed.
  • 5 Daily Backpacking Trips
    You handled the scheduling (and changes) quickly, kindly and professionally.

Sierra Mountain Center is California's premier
mountaineering school and guide service.

We are California’s premier mountaineering school and guide service. Located in Bishop, California we offer rock climbing, summer mountaineering, waterfall ice climbing, backcountry skiing, guide training, summer and winter instruction and custom guiding here in the Eastern Sierra of California. There are a lot of guide services offering trips in the Sierra Nevada, so why do we believe that you will get the most out of letting us be your guides.

We are knowledgeable and local
We are the oldest most established local guide service. The Eastern Sierra has been our home for nearly 30 years and these are the mountains where we love to climb, hike and ski. There are few working guides who know the Sierra as well as we do, from the popular paths of the Sierra, but also the little-known places where we have been exploring new routes, tours and remote summits. We know the best routes and the small details that make for a successful trip. When you call us and ask what conditions are, we simply look out our office window and give you up to date information.

We have also literally helped write the books on climbing here - "High Sierra Climbing" by Chris McNamara, of Supertopo – “Eastern Sierra Ice” – self-published by us and the “Climbers Guide to the Bishop Area” by Maximus Press.

American Mountain Guide Association CertifiedWe are qualified
We believe in the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) programs and the level of quality assurance that they give you in choosinga guide. Our guides are trained and certified by the AMGA. Certified guides have demonstrated before his or her peers high levels of competence and judgment as well as fulfilling technical UIAGM Certified Guides in the Sierra requirements such as emergency medical certification,rescue training, and snowstability forecasting.Guides certified in rock, alpine and ski gain the international (IFMGA) credential. This IFMGA credential makes us one of the few companies able to guide in other member countries.

 

Our groups are small with low guide to participant ratios
Large groups can detract from the learning process and the wilderness experience. We work to keep ratios as small as practical, and our small groups give you more of what you came for: skiing, climbing and exploring the Sierra.

All inclusive programs
Scheduled trip prices are all-inclusive (except for any rental equipment). Overnight backcountry programs include permit fees; group equipment such as kitchen, group technical gear, first aid supplies and avalanche beacons and good backcountry breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Take the next step and join us in the mountains for a wilderness adventure.

 

 

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Needles Climbing Camps

2014 NEEDLES CAMPS

May 17-19

June 7-9

September 20-22

October 18-20

 

CLIMBING NEWS

Conditions on Whitney are about as good as they get right now. The traverse is open so it means no rope or harness. If this is on your wis list get on it before the first snows of winter arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

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