Mountaineer, climb and backcountry ski in Washington’s Cascade Range

North Cascades Mountain Guides

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Climbing and mountaineering in Washington's North Cascade Range

Located in unincorporated Mazama, Washington, in the Methow Valley at the eastern gateway to the North Cascade Mountains, North Cascades Mountain Guides provides a variety of adventures and courses in the North Cascades Mountains for people who love the outdoors and have some experience in it.

What’s Special

North Cascades Mountain Guides prides itself on being outdoor and backcountry educators who work hard to create a useful and accessible progression of skills from basic to the most advanced. The outfitter specializes in small groups and a low guest-to-guide ratio. This may be as many as four guests to one guide for a top-rope climbing session or a moderate ski tour, while more difficult alpine ascents will only allow one climber or skier per guide.


The North Cascades contains some of the best alpine climbing in North America. NCMG offers both climbing courses and custom guided programs in the “Alps of North America. Most programs are booked on a private basis and are guided by some of the best guides in the business.

Backcountry Skiing 

Backcountry skiing at Washington Pass, Stevens Pass, Mount Baker and North Cascades National Park.

Courses and Instruction

North Cascades Mountain Guides offers many avalanche and climbing skills courses, including: Beginning and advanced Avalanche training courses and ski mountaineering courses, designed for the experiences backcountry skier or splitboarder looking to get into more technical objectives in glaciated terrain.

Domestic and International Trips

North Cascade Mountain Guides offers variety of domestic and international trips, including, Nevada, the European Alps, British Columbia, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) and Italy. More details about those on the NCMG website.

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