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Testimonials from Sierra Mountain Center Clients

Technical expertise and leadership qualities

I just wanted to mention the entire group was impressed with Ryan's technical expertise and leadership qualities. It's a rare combination that lent itself to calming (group) stress, while providing quiet motivation and instilling confidence in the face of challenging conditions. Dave seems to share the same unique set of qualities that helped develop trust [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:29+00:00June 2nd, 2015|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Technical expertise and leadership qualities

Rene and Chris Whitney Via Cottonwood 8/26/12

My wife Chris and I want to tell you what a fabulous experience the Whitney Cottonwood trip was. Much better than we hoped it would be. It was one, if not the best, vacation experiences we have ever participated in. Our leaders, Aaron and Jessica were marvelous--patient, caring, helpful, knowledgeable, and good-humoured. In addition, they are terrific cooks. We [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:29+00:00September 19th, 2012|What Our Clients Say|1 Comment

Brian on his Whitney Climb 6/4/12

I want to thank your Team for a great Climb on Mt. Whitney this past week.  Aaron and Luke did a fantastic job for us.  These two young men were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.  It was a pleasure having these two guide us on the mountaineers route.  At every step along the way, Aaron [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:29+00:00July 30th, 2012|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Brian on his Whitney Climb 6/4/12

Tom on his Mount Whitney trip 7/10/12

The summit to Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route was amazing. Sam is a great guide and we were fortunate to have him lead our group.  Daniel and I will have this special memory forever and I want to thank you for your patience with all of my calls and answering all of my questions. I [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00July 30th, 2012|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Tom on his Mount Whitney trip 7/10/12

What our Clients are saying: 2012

Dear Connie: My recent trips with SMC (Boundary Peak & Mount Whitney) were incredible! I want to thank my guides (Ryan, Jim, Andrew, & Sam) for two awesome mountaineering adventures. Their knowledge, professionalism, and preparedness made both trips a rewarding and unforgettable experience. Please share this email with them and thank them for me. I [...]

By |2016-12-23T19:52:38+00:00June 19th, 2012|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on What our Clients are saying: 2012

Jim on his Mt Whitney climb 8.11

I just wanted to thank you both for making our climb up Mt. Whitney an absolutely fantastic experience.  You guys were terrific and the trip couldn’t have gone any better.   I have been talking about it nonstop since getting back and have recommended it and you guys to several friends at home and at work.

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00August 20th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Jim on his Mt Whitney climb 8.11

Steve on his climb of the East Face of Whitney 8.11

Joe and I are just a couple days removed from an awesome trip up the East Face of Mount Whitney.  Aaron was our guide and did a fantastic job from start to finish and made the experience really fun.  We would use SMC again in a heartbeat and recommend your service to anybody looking to [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00August 13th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Steve on his climb of the East Face of Whitney 8.11

Rhonda on climbing Whitney via Cottonwood 8.11

We just returned home from our trip to Whitney via Cottonwood and I wanted to express my sincere thank you for putting together such a fantastic trip.  Honestly, it will be one to remember forever.  Above all, Marie and Luke were outstanding.  Their expertise, encouraging words, ability to pace us and sure friendship was the [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00August 13th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Rhonda on climbing Whitney via Cottonwood 8.11

Peter on his Bear Creek Spire climb 6-11

Connie, Andrew, and SP, I'm just now back in touch with e-mail, so it's the first opportunity to say thanks for the Bear Creek Spire trip and for the flexibility in rescheduling.  It was perfect.  Andrew is an excellent guide; I can't imagine better.  I've done four trips with SMC, all of them A+.

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00July 29th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Peter on his Bear Creek Spire climb 6-11

Bob on his East Buttress climb 7/11

Hi Connie, Just wanted to say thanks for everything.  The climbs were great and so was the service.  You handled the scheduling (and changes) quickly, kindly and professionally.  Aaron was also great -- he is a very skilled guide and also very professional with people and logistics.  Thanks again for a great experience.

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00July 21st, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Bob on his East Buttress climb 7/11

Fran on his 7/11 climb of the East Face of Whitney

I'd like to thanks you for my successful summit. Nate did a great job of guiding; he's definitely a professional and I highly recommend him for anyone looking to attempt this route. As a former employer I know how hard it is to find good help. My compliments to you!. I found the climb quite [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00July 21st, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Fran on his 7/11 climb of the East Face of Whitney

TJ on his climb of Whitney with the family 6.2011

Just got back from CA on Sunday and I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you and everyone at SMC know what a great trip we all had (Mt. Whitney - Mountaineer's Route - June 17-19). For me and my boys it was a first rate experience that we will never forget. [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00July 7th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on TJ on his climb of Whitney with the family 6.2011

Mike on his Mt. Whitney climb June 2011

I wanted to thank Sierra Mountain Center for a great trip up the Mountaineers Route of Mt. Whitney. It was everything I expected and then more. Our guide Andrew was superb in every aspect of his job. He was a complete professional and we felt we were well taken care of at all times. I [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00June 15th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Mike on his Mt. Whitney climb June 2011

From Ryk on the Extended Mountain Camp

Eric was outstanding. I’d trust him with my life—and did. His knowledge/experience is wide, but doesn’t let his student feel this gap in knowledge and skill, which is considerable! I appreciated his patience, flexibility in tailoring the trip to our needs/desires, and his generosity in offering to drive up to Mammoth Lakes that last day [...]

By |2016-12-23T19:52:38+00:00May 26th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on From Ryk on the Extended Mountain Camp

From Frank on his Whitney Climb

Overall how would you rate the trip with us. It was awesome. My first trip and I couldn't have hoped for more. Did the pre-trip information and the office adequately help you prepare for the trip? Yes. Especially considering the last minute circumstances I think the office did a terrific job of scrambling resources to make [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00May 26th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on From Frank on his Whitney Climb

From Chip on his Mountain Camp

Challenging but not overly so.  Eric was terrific!  The weather was fantastic, with lots of snow to practice on and the location is as good as it gets.  Eric picked a great peak for day three - Petit Griffon.  One of the most beautiful and not just a marathon summit or a fitness test - [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00May 26th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on From Chip on his Mountain Camp

From Scott on his Whitney attempt

I would rate our feb. attempt of mt. Whitney a 10 .I met all my primary goals for the trip even though we were not able to summit.I used the gear list you provided to guide me in my purchases and all my stuff worked well.You did a great job of supplying me with the [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00May 26th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on From Scott on his Whitney attempt

From Jorge 5.11 on his Snowskills course

 just wanted to take the time to Thank You very much for having put the basic snow travel class together for us; although, the class was not commonly scheduled for Mondays. I will tell you that Tim Villanueva was a great instructor to have. He did not pull punches when it came to conveying the [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:30+00:00May 26th, 2011|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on From Jorge 5.11 on his Snowskills course

I made it!!!!

My personal speed was quite slow - much slower than last time! What a difference two years and a new spine makes! BUT that being said, I did it - and Andrew was was wonderful. He stuck right by me in all the right spots and I never felt unsafe. He inspired absolute confidence. Thank [...]

By |2016-12-23T19:52:38+00:00September 30th, 2010|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on I made it!!!!

Mt. Whitney – Awesomely Fun

Hi Sierra Mountain Center, On behalf of my brother and I, I wanted to email you and tell you how amazing of a time we had climbing Whitney this past weekend! It was one of the most exciting things I have ever done, and I am so glad we had the opportunity to experience such [...]

By |2016-09-29T20:43:31+00:00July 14th, 2010|What Our Clients Say|Comments Off on Mt. Whitney – Awesomely Fun