Northwest Mountain School Guide Rates 2022 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) $505
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $315
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $280
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $240
5 climbers with 1 guide (5:1) $205
6 climbers with 1 guide (6:1) $190

Half Day Rock Climbing (up to 5 hours) 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $315
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $210
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $175
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $150
5 climbers with 1 guide (5:1) $130
6 climbers with 1 guide (6:1) $120

Overnight Mountaineering or Skiing 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) CALL
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $500
3 climbers with 1 guide (3:1) $335
4 climbers with 1 guide (4:1) $300

Alpine Rock (up to 10 hours) 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) $600
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $375

Grade IV or V days** 

1 climber with 1 guide (1:1) CALL
2 climbers with 1 guide (2:1) $475

**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.

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