Ice

Swing a tool. It's really cool.

Climb ice with a SMG guide this winter!

Horsetail Falls

June Lake, California

California Ice: not an oxymoron.

Lee Vining Canyon

Alpine ice

is nice.

Holiday Gift!

A day on the ice makes a great

Guided Ice Climbing Trips in the Sierra Nevada, Alaska, Canada and the European Alps

The Ice is Nice! SMG guides are the local ice climbing experts. A destination known worldwide, Lee Vining Canyon and the June Lake Area offer the finest winter waterfall ice climbing in all of California. SMG offers ice and mixed climbing courses for all levels as well as guided multi-pitch winter ice climbing. Whether you want to experience the thrill of climbing an ephemeral cascade, frozen in time and place, or just want to enjoy an accessible training ground for high peaks with top quality instruction and coaching, we have an ice program for you. Once primed in the Eastern Sierra, let SMG take you to experience world class winter and summer ice climbing in the High Sierra, Canada, the Alps, and Alaska.

Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney and Beyond!
Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney and Beyond!
North Peak – North Couloirs
North Peak – North Couloirs
North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse
North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse
Ortler Ski Circuit – Italian Alps
Ortler Ski Circuit – Italian Alps
Palisade Glacier High Camp – 5 Days
Palisade Glacier High Camp – 5 Days
Porters, Pack Support, & Camp Assistants
Porters, Pack Support, & Camp Assistants
Palisades Crest Tour
Palisades Crest Tour
Palisades 14′ers – 5 Days
Palisades 14′ers – 5 Days
Mount Whitney – Mountaineer’s Route
Mount Whitney – Mountaineer’s Route
Mount Whitney – East Face & East Buttress
Mount Whitney – East Face & East Buttress
Mount Conness
Mount Conness
Morocco 2014!
Morocco 2014!
Mixing It Up!
Mixing It Up!
Mount Dana – Dana Couloir
Mount Dana – Dana Couloir
Mount Emerson – Southeast Face
Mount Emerson – Southeast Face
Mount Russell
Mount Russell
Mount Humphreys
Mount Humphreys
Private Avalanche Awareness Programs
Private Avalanche Awareness Programs
Private Climbing with Peter Croft
Private Climbing with Peter Croft
SWAG Upgrade Course
SWAG Upgrade Course
Splitboarding 101
Splitboarding 101
Snowshoes / Poles
Temple Crag – Celestial Arêtes
Temple Crag – Celestial Arêtes
The Evolution Loop
The Evolution Loop
Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Whitney & Russell
Whitney & Russell
Tour Du Mont Blanc – Mountain Running
Tour Du Mont Blanc – Mountain Running
Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course
Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course
Sierra Peak Descents
Sierra Peak Descents
Rescue Skills for Climbers
Rescue Skills for Climbers
Rental Equipment
Rental Equipment
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon
Rock Climbing 101
Rock Climbing 101
Rock Climbing 201
Rock Climbing 201
Sawtooths Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Sawtooths Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park
Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park
Merriam Peak
Merriam Peak
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley
Chamonix Classics
Chamonix Classics
Cardinal Pinnacle
Cardinal Pinnacle
Breakthrough! with Peter Croft
Breakthrough! with Peter Croft
Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route
Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route
Charlotte Dome
Charlotte Dome
Crystal Crag
Crystal Crag
Crack Climbing with Peter Croft
Crack Climbing with Peter Croft
Clyde Minaret
Clyde Minaret
Bear Creek Spire
Bear Creek Spire
Backcountry Skiing 201
Backcountry Skiing 201
AIARE 2  Avalanche Course
AIARE 2 Avalanche Course
AIARE 1 Refresher
AIARE 1 Refresher
AIARE 1 Avalanche Course
AIARE 1 Avalanche Course
Alps Trilogy
Alps Trilogy
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
Backcountry Skiing 101
Backcountry Skiing 101
AMGA SPI Exam
AMGA SPI Exam
Custom Private Alpine
Custom Private Alpine
Custom Private Ice
Custom Private Ice
Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing
Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing
Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk
Ice Climbing 201
Ice Climbing 201
Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut
Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut
June Mountain Backcountry Skiing
June Mountain Backcountry Skiing
Mammoth Area Half Day Rock Climbing
Mammoth Area Half Day Rock Climbing
Lover’s Leap Rock Climbing
Lover’s Leap Rock Climbing
Lone Pine Peak
Lone Pine Peak
Ice Climbing 101
Ice Climbing 101
Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar
Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar
Custom Private Trail
Custom Private Trail
Custom Private Ski
Custom Private Ski
Custom Private Rock
Custom Private Rock
Custom Program Reservations
Custom Program Reservations
Eastern Sierra Scramblers
Eastern Sierra Scramblers
High Sierra Hut to Hut!
High Sierra Hut to Hut!
Fastpacking 101
Fastpacking 101
3rd Pillar of Dana
3rd Pillar of Dana
Sierra Mountain Guides

Sierra Mountain Guides