Private Guide Rates
Prices listed on our web site for particular trips are based on multiple people signing up on prearranged advertised dates. For custom dates and programs without listed prices this is our rate structure. These rates include permits for overnight trips and all group equipment including tents, ropes, hardware, stoves, fuel, cooking equipment, breakfasts and dinners.
Standard Private Guided Rates
Rates for all of our guides at SMI
1 Person: $350 per day
2 People: $260 per person per day
3 People: $190 per person per day
Premium Private Guided Rates
Rates by special request for trips led by SMI founder Kurt Wedberg
1 Person: $440 per day
2 People: $320 per person per day
3 People: $270 per person per day
Extreme day fee: For trips normally scheduled as multi day trips that you want to do as a long one day there is a $80 per person fee added to the final price.
Porters: If you are interested in lightening the weight of your pack for your essential personal and group equipment needed for your trip we are happy to offer porters. Porters can be hired for any trip we offer with advance notice when we can secure the extra permit space. A standard porter load is up to 30 pounds and the articles taken are at the discretion of the porter and guide. Non essential luxury items need advance agreement with the porter and guide.
Porter rates: $200 per porter per day.
Note: Some of our trips are appropriate for guiding at a 3:1 ratio while other more technical climbs are guided at 2:1. Where trips are guided at 2:1 and we have three people the rate for the 3rd person goes back to the 1 person rate because we are adding a second guide to that trip. Where we have a 3:1 guided trip the 4th person rate goes back to the 1 person rate which is when we add a second guide.