Climbing and Ski Guides in Banff and Lake Louise Canada

Welcome to winter 2014! This season I am offering Avalanche Skills Training courses in Banff and Rogers Pass, powder skiing in Japan, backcountry skiing in British Columbia, a Wapta Traverse, and a ski traverse of Mt Elbrus – the highest peak in Russia and Europe. Click on a link and let’s go!

Also, we have just published the latest addition to Summits and Icefields – a marked route map and mini-guide of the Wapta Icefield and Bow Summit.  Have a look!

Are you looking for a mountain guide to rock climb, alpine climb or ski in the famous mountaineering centers of Banff – Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, the Bugaboos or Rogers Pass? Assiniboine, Athabasca, Robson, Sir Donald, Bugaboo Spire, British Columbia powder skiing and the Wapta Traverse; these names are synonymous with mountain adventure in Canada. If this is what you are looking for then you’ve come to the right place. I offer private mountain guiding, instructional courses and unique adventures tailored for unique people.

My name is Mark Klassen, owner/operator of I am a Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG),The ACMGThe ACMG is a professional association of trained and certified guides and instructors that is dedicated to protecting the public interest in mountain travel and climbing instruction which is a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA).The IFMGAThe IFMGA promotes uniform training and the exchange of ideas amongst the mountain guides of all member nations I am also a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA).The CAAThe CAA is a not-for-profit, non-government organization that serves and supports the diverse community of professional avalanche operations in Canada

Over the past 18 years my guests and I have skied and climbed in the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia and Coast ranges in British Columbia, Baffin Island, Mt. Logan, Nepal, Peru and theAlps. Whether it’s your first mountain adventure or you want to realize a long-held alpine dream, together we can make it happen.

My objective in guiding is to achieve the goals of my guests while at the same time maintaining the highest safety standards in the guiding industry. Success to me means having an enjoyable, comfortable trip in the mountains while at the same time learning about myself and the environment around me.

By coming on a trip in the mountains with me or any of my partner guides you are choosing experience, safety, success and proven guest satisfaction. For the best of Canadian and international skiing and climbing, click on a link and let’s go!