Now taking reservations for ice climbing, winter hikes and mountaineering and backcountry skiing

Acadia • Camden • Katahdin • Bangor • N. Conway

Course Schedule and Youth Summer Camp Schedule are below

Maine / NH Local Per Person Summer Rock Climbing Rates

Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
1:1
$155.00
$259.00
6:2
$70.00
$105.00
2:1
$99.00
$160.00
7:2
$55.00
$90.00
3:1
$90.00
$130.00
8:2
$55.00
$70.00
4:1
$80.00
$120.00
9:2
$55.00
$70.00
5:1
$70.00
$110.00
Group (8-12)
$45.00
$65.00
5:2
$80.00
$125.00
Family up to 4
$269.00
$399.00
6:1
$60.00
$95.00
* Half day rates available in Acadia and Clifton.
Family Rock Climbs (available in Acadia, Clifton and Camden)
Up to 4 family members

Half Day Family Regular Price - $300.00, Special $269.00
Full Day Family Regular Price - $460.00, Special $399.00

up to two additional family members may be added for $30.00 each for half day, $40.00 each for full day. Families defined as 1 or 2 parents with their children who are 21 or younger.
Special Request for internationally licensed IFMGA level guide add $50.00 to total daily rate
Guided Summer Hiking Trips

Ratio

Acadia year round

Baxter State Park summer

 
Half Day*
Full Day
  Summer Day  
1:1 $100.00 $210.00   $260.00  
2:1 $60.00 $110.00   $135.00  
3:1 $50.00 $85.00   $105.00  
4:1 $40.00 $70.00   $85.00  
5:1 $35.00 $60.00   $75.00  
6:1 $35.00 $55.00   $65.00  

* Half day rates available Memorial Day - Columbus Day in Acadia National Park.

 

Winter Rates
Katahdin & Mount Washington, Crawford Notch, Grafton Notch
Moderate Ice Climbing (<NE Ice 3, <grade III rock),
Mountaineering Instruction, Summit Climbs

1:1 300.00 per person / per day for first four days then 275.00 pp per day for additional days.
2:1 175.00 per person / per day for first four days then 150.00 pp per day for additional days.
3:1 150.00 per person / per day for first four days then 125.00 pp per day for additional days.
4:1 125.00 per person / per day for first four days then 100.00 pp per day for additional days.
5:1 110.00 per person / per day for first four days then 75.00 pp per day for additional days.
Winter Guiding Rates
Katahdin, Mount Washington, Cannon, Kineo

Technical Ice Climbing (>WI3, Rock >III+),
Backcountry Skiing, Alpine Mountaineering
1:1 350.00 per person / per day for first four days then 300.00 pp per day for additional days.
2:1 200.00 per person / per day for first four days then 175.00 pp per day for additional days.
3:1 175.00 per person / per day for first four days then 125.00 pp per day for additional days.

Note on Katahdin Fees:

All of the above Katahdin fees include breakfast and dinner beginning the first night of the trip. Food, Drinks, Cooking, Stoves, Fuel, etc are included. Clients who require a unique diet should speak with us in advance.
  
Double Boots, Helmets, Crampons, Ice Axes, Transceivers, Probes, Shovels and a haul sled are available at no additional charge. Sleeping bag and pad may be rented.

Additional Lodging Fees:
Guide must be included. We prefer to utilize the bunkhouse when it’s available as this generally makes for a much more relaxing client experience and requires much less gear to be brought in.

Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Bunkhouse:  $40.00 per person per night.
Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Lean to: 15.00 per person per night.

Open Enrollment Courses and Trips Schedule
 

Now taking reservations for summer rock climbing

Acadia • Camden • Katahdin • Bangor
North Conway

Call today to reserve your spot

October  
22 - 23 WMA Wilderness First Aid. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. $265. commuter. $315. food / lodging
22 - 24 WMA Wilderness First Responder / WEMT Recertification. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. $365. commuter. $445. food / lodging
30 - 31 WMA Wilderness First Aid. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. $265. commuter. $315. food / lodging
November    
6 - 8 PCIA Advanced Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Course at AORE Conference, Taylor's Falls, MN. contact AMG
6 - 8 PCIA Single Pitch / Top Rope Climbing Instructor Provider Course at AORE Conference, Taylor's Falls, MN. contact AMG
December  

Also Booking private and group reservations for:

Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin

9 - 11 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
16 - 18 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
31 - 1 New Year's on Katahdin. Join us for a winter ascent of Katahdin - the Great One. $225.00
January  
Also Booking private and group reservations for:

Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
6 - 8 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
12 -16 Wilderness First Responder / WEMT Upgrade 5 Day Intensive, Orono, ME. $495.00
20 - 22 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
February  
Also Booking private and group reservations for:

Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
3 - 6 AIARE Level II - Assessing Snow Stability, Chimney Pond / Katahdin. $495.00
10 - 12 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
11 - 12 Katahdin Ascent. Join us for a winter ascent of Katahdin - the Great One. $225.00
25 - 4 Chic Choc Backcountry Skiing and AIARE Level II Assessing Snow Stability $1400.00
17 - 19 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
March  
Also Booking private and group reservations for:

Ice Climbing instruction and guiding in NH and ME, Mountaineering Skills / Technical Ascents / Backcountry Skiing on Washington or Katahdin
10 - 12 AIARE Level I Avalanche Awareness and Rescue, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. Starts Friday evening. $375.00
11 - 12 Katahdin Ascent. Join us for a winter ascent of Katahdin - the Great One. $225.00
17 - 20 AIARE Level II - Assessing Snow Stability, Mount Washington / Pinkham Notch, NH. $495.00
April  
14 - 16 Steep Skiing / Snowboarding and Ski Mountaineering Skills, Mount Washington. $299.00
21 - 23 Steep Skiing / Snowboarding and Ski Mountaineering Skills, Mount Washington. $299.00
May Make your reservations now for summer rock climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia, Camden, Katahdin or New Hampshire and beyond!
6 - 13 Iceland Backcountry Skiing / Snowboarding with Heli Drop $2600.00
28 - 29 WMA Wilderness First Aid. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. $265. commuter. $315. food / lodging
28 - 30 WMA Wilderness First Responder / WEMT Recertification. Newry, ME. Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register - 207.824.2073. $365. commuter. $445. food / lodging

 

Acadia Mountain Guides 2016 Summer Camp Schedule

RockPro I Introductory Climbing Camp
age 13 - 18

Who's it for? A new climber or someone who has been climbing indoors or outdoors only a few times, 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Climbing technique, Belay / rappel methods, knots, lots of climbing, ropes course, spectacular sea cliffs

Details

July 3 - 9

Acadia $949.00
July 10 - 16 Acadia $949.00
July 17 - 23 Acadia $949.00
 

RockPro II Intermediate Climbing Camp
age 13 - 18

Who's it for? A graduate of RP I or a climber who is pretty comfortable belaying and understands the basics of climbing and desires to learn to set up their own climbs. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Lots of learning about climbing gear and anchor construction as well as fine tuning belaying and rappelling skills.

Details

July 3 - 9 Acadia $949.00
July 10 - 16 Acadia $949.00
July 17 - 23 Acadia $949.00
 

RockPro III Sport Climbing Camp (Advanced)
age 14 - 18

Who's it for? A frequent gym climber who wants to learn to sport climb outdoors. Should be capable of climbing 5.9 routes. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? introduction to lead climbing on bolt protected routes, focus on improving climbing techniques on steep climbs, transitions from climbing to descending from fixed anchors. Led by AMGA Rock Guide Course graduate or above.

Details

July 17 - 23

Clifton, ME $999.00
July 24 - 30 Rumney, NH $1099.00
July 31 - 6 Kamouraska, Quebec $1199.00
 

RockPro IV Traditional Lead Climbing Camp (Advanced)
age 15 - 18

Who's it for? A graduate of RockPro II or III or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with adult partners. Climber can belay and rappel comfortably without guidance, is able to build top rope anchors. 3:1 ratio with maximum of 6 campers.

What we do? Focuses on developing traditional lead climbing skills, advanced anchoring, partner rescue, route selection, belaying leaders and seconds. Led by AMGA Rock Guide Course graduate or above.

Details

July 24 - 30 Acadia 999.00
Aug 7 - 13 North Conway 1099.00
 

Mountains & Sea Outdoor Adventure Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teenager motivated teenager who wants to pursue outdoor activities available on the coast of Maine. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? a mix of sea kayaking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, challenge course, paddleboarding, canoeing, survival skills.

Details

July 10 - 16 Acadia and Camden, ME $999.00

Rock and River Outdoor Adventure Camp
age 13 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teenager motivated teenager who wants to pursue outdoor activities available in interior Maine. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, whitewater rafting, challenge course, survival skills, caving and canoeing.

Details

July 3 - 9 Acadia, Katahdin and Kennebec regions $999.00
 

Young Explorer's Climbing Day Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who are psyched on climbing and who are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on climbing related activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, hiking, swimming.

Details

June 27 - 1

Daily drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $349.00
June 27 - 1 Daily drop off in Camden $349.00
July 11 - 15 Daily drop off in Orono $349.00
July 18 - 22 Daily drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $349.00
July 25 - 29 Daily drop off in Camden $349.00
Aug 8 - 12 Daily drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $349.00
 

Young Explorer's Climbing Overnight Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who are psyched on climbing and are ready to start spending several days away from family. Emphasis on climbing related activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, hiking, swimming.

Details

June 27 - 1

Drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $449.00
June 27 - 1 Drop off in Camden only $449.00
July 11 - 15 Drop off in Orono only $449.00
July 18 - 22 Drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $449.00
Aug 8 - 12 Drop off in Orono and Bar Harbor $449.00

Young Explorer's Adventure Day Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on a mix of adventure activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and/or paddleboarding, rappelling, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, caving, hiking, swimming, survival skills, nature study.

Details

July 5 - 9 Drop off / Pick up in Orono or Bar Harbor $349.00
July 25 - 29 Drop off / Pick up in Camden $349.00
August 1 - 5 Drop off / Pick up in Orono or Bar Harbor $349.00

Young Explorer's Adventure Overnight Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending several days away from family. Emphasis on a mix of adventure activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and/or paddleboarding, rappelling, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, caving, hiking, swimming, survival skills, nature study.

Details

July 5 - 9 Drop off / Pick up in Orono or Bar Harbor $449.00
August 1 - 5 Drop off / Pick up in Orono or Bar Harbor $449.00
Airport / Bus Station Pick Up and Drop Off Available from Bangor International Airport, Bangor Bus Terminals and Bar Harbor regional airport. $75.00 ea way

MULTI-WEEK SUMMER CAMPS

Just want to be outside... then put together any combination of summer camps for 2 - 6 weeks.

 

A History of
Leading the way...

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.

Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

All AMGCS instructors are certified by the AMGA and the PCIA and all guides have been trained or certified by the AMGA.

• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is one of 30 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to achieve accreditation.

AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.

• Since 2007 •
AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

Experience the difference.
Reach your peak with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School.

 

 

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