Booking Information


Aspire Mountain Journeys specializes in custom mountain trips that focus on low-ratio and personalized trips.  We will work with you to develop that perfect trip and be sure you are prepared. Advanced booking and communication is required.


1. Begin by contacting us to inquire about availability and courses

2. Next download and read the waiver and assumption of risk form and fill out the Registration Form below and return it to us.

3. Confirm your booking by paying your trip deposit.  


Guide Service Costs: (Note - all prices are in CDN)


Costs will vary based on the program and style of guiding.  


- Normal guide expenses are included in the rate, however custom travel expenses may be required for private and specialized programs. E.g. Guides' travel, food and assicated costs are extra.  


- Specific programs with set dates and itineraries have prices set.  


- Custom dates and private instructional programs are available throughout the season with the following rate schedule based on Guide/Guest ratios.  There are additional fees for extraoadinary long days.  Certain objectives require 1:1 guiding ratios (e.g. Matterhorn, Sir Donald & more technical long objectives).  


- Tax is additional.  



Ski Touring Guiding:


      1:1 $500 per person              2:1 $285 per person                       3:1 $225 per person

      4:1 190 per person                5:1 $180 per person                       Above 5 - $180 per person   



Alpine Climbing Guiding:


Alpine routes frequently must be guided at 1:1 or 2:1 ratios.  Extremely long technical routes   warrant a surcharge of $200/per day.   Instructional guiding is frequently programmed at 5:1 ratios.  


      1:1 $500 per person              2:1 $285 per person                       3:1 $225 per person

      4:1 190 per person                5:1 $180 per person                       Above 5 - $180 per person   



Rock Climbing Guiding:


Multi-pitch rock climbing frequently must be guided at 1:1 or 2:1 ratios.   Instructional guiding can be programmed up to 5:1 ratios.  1/2 day rates can also be arranged on a custom basis.


      1:1 $500 per person              2:1 $285 per person                       3:1 $225 per person

      4:1 190 per person                5:1 $180 per person                       Above 5 - $180 per person   


Payment Schedule and Terms:


A deposit of 50% of total trip cost is required upon booking to secure your date(s). Full Payment is due 30 days prior to the trip start or can be paid at the time of booking.


Payments may be made by Interac, PAYPAL or email transfer (Canada or US) or bank wire transfer (Canada, US or EU). 


Cancellation Policy:


If there is a special need to cancel or alter a current booking, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellation policies are listed below. It is highly recommended that each guest purchase trip cancellation insurance.


-        60-100 days before trip start 50% of booking fee/deposit will be refunded.

-        30-60 days before trip start, Guest will be charged 100% of booking fee/deposit.

-        Less than 30 days prior to trip start date, guest will relinquish 100% of the total trip cost.


In the event that the guide must cancel or alter the program due to reasons beyond his/her control (inclement weather, hazardous mountain conditions, disruption of transportation links, etc) the guide shall be bound to propose substitute tours to the guest that correspond to the capacities of the guide and of the client (for example: a tour to another summit, via ferrata, canyoning, etc.).


If Aspire Mountain Guiding has to cancel a program then every attempt will be made to reschedule at your convenience or a full refund will be issued.  


Please click icon to download our waiver and assumption of risk form.  Email a signed and copied form to


All participants will be required to sign a paper copy prior to all activities.


Aspire Mountain Journeys was developed so that we could bring you into some of our favorite mountain destinations.  Let us share with you how to Climb, ski and explore some of the most magical places on the planet.  


Cecelia Mortenson -  Canada's 9th female Mountain Guide - brings her mountain expertise and passion for travel to every one of these trips.  While most trips are guided by Cece, all guides at AMJ are certified by the ACMG / AMGA or other IFMGA country.

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