Northwest Mountain School Guide Rates 2019 Season 


These are the fees we use to calculate the guide fees for programs run through the Northwest Mountain School. These prices are per person per day.

These fees generally cover: the cost of your guide, use of tents, stoves, and other group equipment. On programs run in Washington these fees also cover the cost of your guide's transportation to/from the start of your program, your guide's food, and commercial permit fees.

These fees generally do not cover: Personal food or equipment, land manager mandated special use fees (most trips don't have these), your transportation to/from the program meet point.

Trips outside the US: For package programs, or trips outside the US we are charging the same daily fees, plus any expenses related to the trips. If putting together a custom international trip we have several options for how we structure the pricing. Please contact us for more information on the differences between cost plus pricing and package pricing.

Exceptions to each set of fees are noted with that set of fees.

Full Day Rock Climbing (up to 8 hours) 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $365 ($380 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $255 ($265 after Oct 15, 2019)
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $200 ($210 after Oct 15, 2019)
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $175 ($180 after Oct 15, 2019)
5 climbers with 1 guide (5:1) $160 ($165 after Oct 15, 2019)
6 climbers with 1 guide (6:1) $140 ($145 after Oct 15, 2019)

Half Day Rock Climbing (up to 5 hours) 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $255 ($265 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $165 ($175 after Oct 15, 2019)
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $140 ($145 after Oct 15, 2019)
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $120 ($125 after Oct 15, 2019)
5 climbers with 1 guide (5:1) $110 ($115 after Oct 15, 2019)
6 climbers with 1 guide (6:1) $100 ($105 after Oct 15, 2019)

Full Day Skiing (up to 8 hours) Leavenworth & Stevens Area 

1 skiers with 1 guide (1:1) $365 ($380 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 skiers with 1 guide (2:1) $255 ($265 after Oct 15, 2019)
3 skiers with 1 guide (3:1) $200 ($210 after Oct 15, 2019)
4 skiers with 1 guide (4:1) $175 ($180 after Oct 15, 2019)
5 skiers with 1 guide (5:1) $160 ($165 after Oct 15, 2019)
6 skiers with 1 guide (6:1) $140 ($145 after Oct 15, 2019)

Overnight Mountaineering or Skiing 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $470 ($525 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $300 ($315 after Oct 15, 2019)
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $260 ($270 after Oct 15, 2019)
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $220 ($225 after Oct 15, 2019)

Alpine Rock (up to 10 hours) 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $390 ($405 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $285 ($300 after Oct 15, 2019)

Grade IV or V days** 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $575 ($600 after Oct 15, 2019)
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $390 ($405 after Oct 15, 2019)

**This fee is used in place of our overnight mountaineering rate for very big days involving 15-24 hour pushes on grade 5 in a day ascents, etc.

Logistical Planning***
$75 per hour plus expenses.

Consulting Fees***
$150 per hour plus expenses

Mileage***
49 cents per mile driven

Purchases made with NMS funds at the request of our customers will be charged a fee of 10% of the amount of the purchase.

***Fees for logistical planning and travel are only charged in special situations where customers request these services. We are available to provide many other services related to your climbing adventures including: making travel arrangements, selecting and purchasing equipment for your climb or expedition, locating and hiring outfitters for your foreign climb or trip, or coming to your home for pre-trip equipment checks. Call to ask about these services. References available. An example of a logistical planning fee would be buying plane tickets, and example of a consulting fee would be designing corporate training activities for a company or an individual offering these services.