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Field Touring AlpineTreks & climbs since 1994. Aconcagua & Denali, Ama Dablam & Island Peak, Ecuador Volcanoes, Broad Peak, G2 & K2, Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu & Nanga Parbat, Satopanth & Spantik. Treks to Everest BC & K2 BC and much more! +1 617 872 0653

International Mountain Guides “Climbing the World’s Great Mountains” since 1976. Join George Dunn, Phil Ershler, Paul Baugher and Eric Simonson.

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Mountain MadnessPprovided Seven Summits ascents, treks, climbing instruction, skiing, and guided ascents worldwide since 1984. We are accredited by the American Mountain Guide Association.; 1-800-328-5925


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Chockstone Climbing Guides Personalized, professional instruction and guiding services for Smith Rock State Park and beyond. Beginner, advanced, SPI and customized courses available. An AMGA-accredited service.

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and Climbing School. Mountain Adventures Since 1968. AMGA Accredited. Peak ascents, rock & ice climbing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education. Tetons, Beartooths, Wind Rivers, Red Rocks, Moab, City of Rocks and beyond. (800) 239-7642;

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School. Bob Gaines, Director, since 1983. (800) 514-8785.

Mountain Skills Climbing GuidesRed Rocks, Las Vegas (702) 325-1616; Taos, NM; (575) 776-2222, Shawangunks, NY, El Potrero Chico, Mexico, and Thailand.

North of Superior Climbing Company Box 85, Batchawana Bay, Ontario, POS-1A0 Email: Website: Phone: 705-946-6054 for our Bivi and Breakfast Office

Red Rock Climbing Center and Outdoor Guide Service 8201 W Charleston Blvd. Showers!!! 702-254-5604.

Rhino GuidesJim Shimberg, guiding since 1984 in NH and worldwide. (603) 520-5696

San Juan Mountain Guides: World’s finest ice climbing instruction! Ice, rock, alpine, ski. Ouray, Telluride, San Juans, Black Canyon, Moab. Clint Cook – IFMGA Mountain Guide. European Alps and Banff Ice(970) 325-4925

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides Rock climbing instruction on Yosemite’s quiet side. 1-5 day classes. PCGI trained guides and courses. SYMG chosen as a “Best Outfitter on Earth.” Call today (800) 231-4575

Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide ServiceAll levels of instruction and guided climbing in Yosemite National Park since 1969. Climb the walls of Yosemite Valley with the Big Wall experts. Climb the domes of Tuolumne Meadows and the peaks of the High Sierra with our expert guides. Yosemite National Park, CA 95389; (866) 387-5711;


Central Coast Climbing Year round rock climbing classes and private instruction at Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo, CA. AMGA certified single pitch instructor. (805) 235-2406;

Colorado Mountain School Courses, climbs, expeditions and indoor training. Colorado’s total climbing service located in Boulder and Estes Park. Exclusive guides for Rocky Mountain National Park since 1870. or (800) 836-4008.

Mooney Mountain Guides, LLC Art Mooney UIAGM/AMGA. Instruction, courses. 603-744-5853 NH

Seneca Rocks Climbing School Rt. 1 Main Street, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884; (800) 548-0108;

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