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.

Cecelia in her element: where jagged rocks rise from glaciers.
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 associated costs are extra.  

  • 2:1 designates the Guest (you) to Guide (me) ratios.  2:1 means that there are two guests and one guide.

  • 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 extraordinary long days.  Certain objectives require 1:1 guiding ratios (e.g. Matterhorn, Sir Donald & more technical long objectives).  

  • An additional 5% Tax may be charged.  

 

 

Ski Touring Guiding:

 

       

Alpine Climbing Guiding:

 

Alpine routes frequently must be guided at 1:1 or 2:1 ratios.  Long technical routes (e.g. Matterhorn, Sir Donald, Becky Chuinard) warrant a surcharge of $200/per day.   Larger groups can be accommodated by hiring a second guide to maintain a 2:1 ratio.

 

Mountaineering Instruction & Glacier Walks:

 

Instructional guiding ratios depend on the course and objectives.  Glacier walks and skill development courses can be run at higher ratios.

 
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.

 

   

   

Hiking Guiding:

 

Day Hikes, Family-Hikes, Hut-based hiking, Heli-Hikes, pick-nicking and multi-day back-packs can all be arranged for.    Rates for Helicopter will be additional, based on distances.   1/2 day rates can also be arranged on a custom basis.

 

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 90 days prior to the trip start or can be paid at the time of booking.

 

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

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  • 1:1 $600 per person            

  • 2:1 $320 per person                 

  • 1:1 $550 per person            

  • 2:1 $295 per person                 

  • 3:1 $235 per person

  • 4:1 195 per person                

  • 5:1 $185 per person              

  • Above 5 - $180 per person. 

  • Note: a 2nd guide or qualified leader / guide in training may be used with larger groups.

  • 1:1 $400 per person            

  • 2:1 $225 per person                 

  • 3:1 $165 per person

  • 4:1 145 per person                

  • 5:1 $125 per person              

  • Above 5 - $120 per person. 

  • Note: a 2nd guide or qualified leader / guide in training may be used with larger groups.

  • 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. 

  • Note: a 2nd guide or qualified belayer may be used with larger groups.

  • 1:1 $550 per person            

  • 2:1 $295 per person                 

  • 3:1 $235 per person

  • 4:1 195 per person                

  • 5:1 $185 per person              

  • Above 5 - $180 per person. 

  • Note: a 2nd guide or qualified leader / guide in training may be used with larger groups.