June Lake, CA based Sierra Mountain Guides is owned and operated by long-time Sierra guide Doug Nidever. Doug is a UIAGM certified guide with 37 years of experience. They maintain a useful conditions report for Eastern Sierra ice climbs on their web site.
In addition to the usual array of snow, ice, rock and avalanche instruction available at most guiding companies, SMG offers one of the more comprehensive guide training curricula in California, starting with the top rope site manager course, and including rock, alpine and ski mountaineering courses (all AMGA sanctioned).
SMC runs a variety of trips year round in the Sierra, Alaska, and internationally. Areas of operation include:
- Sierra Nevada
- Wrangell-St. Elias range
- Alaska Range
- Canadian Rockies ice climbing
- European Alps
For more information, contact them at:
Sierra Mountain Guides
P.O. Box 446
June Lake, CA 93529
Voice: Toll Free 1-877-423-2546 (ICE-CLIMB)