BC Adventure Guides

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BCA Guides are passionate alpine travelers and trained professionals with over 20 years of training, knowledge and experience.

BC Adventure Guides provides authentic and ethical adventure, giving you a rare glimpse into the beauty of nature through skiing, climbing or trekking. We believe wholeheartedly that our impact will be making friends and leaving only footprints and good memories behind.

BCA Guides are passionate alpine travelers and trained professionals with over 20 years of training, knowledge and experience. We focus on creating unique, exciting, safe, and environmentally-responsible skiing, trekking, and climbing trips, offering adventures few can match.
Whether it is light and fast in the alpine or slowing down in town to get to know the people, the style in which we travel defines the BCA Guides experience. We give you the tools to enjoy your adventure, and you will come away knowing that you were an integral part of the experience. We look forward to skiing, climbing and trekking with you!

Place Categories: Mountaineering Guides, Skiing Guides, and Trekking Guides.Place Tags: cascades, climbing, north cascades, skiing, skiing washington, trekking, and volcanoe climbing.

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  1. Alexandra B, Aug 21, 2013 - BC Adventure Guides

    Signed up for the Glacier Trek offered through BCAG b/c they had a deal on zozi. It was a bday gift for my husband, and we were both pleased with the organizational leadership of Matt. We hiked about 3.5 miles to the Glacier, had lunch (packed by Matt, meeting our vegetarian dietary restrictions) and then roped up and walked out on the Glacier. It was really cool, and Matt was safe, knowledgable, and we all had a great time. The group was nice and small, only 6 of us, which was more intimate. Would def. take another one of his courses, he is recommended!!

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  2. joshiemanager, Aug 21, 2013 - BC Adventure Guides

    Matt is a very knowledgeable guide and was able to answer any questions with an invaluable amount of experience. He certainly knows how to plan a fun day event and ensure everyone is safe!

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  3. Jennifer C, Sep 17, 2013 - BC Adventure Guides

    Three friends and I signed up for the Glacier Trek on Mt Baker through a Zozi deal. We all hike a lot and were a bit skeptical about signing up for a hiking tour (it was mostly just a way to get us together for a hiking weekend) but we all had a blast! Matt was really fun to hike with – super knowledgeable and had lots of great info. on local geography and geology. Three of us have had experience hiking mountains with crampons but it was cool to hike up close to so many crevasses and hear the water rushing beneath the ice. I would highly recommend this day trip to new and experienced hikers.

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  4. Joe S, Aug 23, 2014 - BC Adventure Guides

    We took the 8 Day Alpine Climbing & Leadership course with BCAG in order gain the necessary skill set to be self sufficient navigating a glaciated mountain and to reach the summit of Mr. Rainier without hiring an official guiding service. By taking this course, BCAG ensured we would accomplish our goals. The 8 Day course included a saturday of rock climbing and instruction in Vantage, WA; a saturday of basic glacier travel and instruction on Snoqualmie pass; a three day weekend of climbing, crevasse rescue, glacier navigation, and other instruction on Mt. Baker; and a three day weekend of climbing, navigation, crevasse rescue and instruction on Mt. Shuksan.

    BCAG’s structure of the program was perfect for us because my wife and I are both professionals in Seattle and would have preferred not to take more than a week off of work to complete the course. The structure of the course also enhanced our retention of the skills we were learning. For example, during the weeks between classes, we would practice setting up our crevasse rescue system and work on improving our knot tying skills. This extra practice allowed us to feel more comfortable each subsequent time we were on a mountain.

    After taking the course, I feel confident leading others through glaciated terrain. I also found the price of the course to be especially reasonable. To put this in perspective, last year I spent just as much money with a professional guiding service to attempt to climb Mt. Rainier (and we didn’t even get a chance to summit due to weather, and there were no refunds). For the same price, we climbed several mountains in the Northwest, and gained the skill set to climb Rainier on our own (a goal that we accomplished immediately after taking the course). I also want to build upon this skill set in the future. Next season I would like to take a course on ice climbing and more technical rock climbing.

    Finally, in addition to the amazing (yet sometimes firm) instruction, our guide was absolutely hilarious and prepared very creative and delicious meals for us on the mountain. We constantly felt that we were in the best of hands. If you are interested in learning more about climbing, while enjoying some good food and company, I highly recommend BCAG.

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  5. Blake J., Sep 07, 2014 - BC Adventure Guides

    What more could you ask for? Between the stellar instruction, flexibility in course formulation, laughs and amazingly delicious back country cooking, my 8 day alpine leadership and climbing course was fantastic.

    Right off the bat, Matt tailored a program (which was very reasonably priced) that allowed me to accomplish my goals, working around what was a really busy summer schedule. Starting in April, and finishing in August, Matt introduced skills/concepts at each day or weekend out while supplementing it with reading material in between. This created a situation where retention was high given you put in the time between classes. Concepts were introduced and reinforced in a fun and easy to understand manner. Another aspect of this structure I really appreciated was Matt’s availability via email or phone in between courses to answer questions and provide clarification.

    Aside from the course, Matt’s just a flat out awesome dude. It’s clear he’s not just going through the motions and that he legitimately cares about your learning experience. He brought energy and fun to each one our skill days and climbs. There was a stewardship component in a lot of his discussions as well which was really cool especially when you consider just how special this area (PNW) truly is. Also, who knew camp food could be so delicious?! I was introduced to the world of gourmet backcountry cuisine and will be stealing those recipes for myself.

    Transitioning from backpacking to climbing, this course was perfect. I took away skills that will allow me to be self-sufficient moving forward and provide the foundation for a whole lot more. BC Adventure Guides is the way to go!

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