Ascending Burnie Glacier 2014 by Sarah Tory

Sawback Alpine Adventures

Mountaineering and Adventuring since 1995

Winter 2015 Trips

FEATURED TRIP: Burnie Glacier Chalet in Tazdli Wiyez Bin, a BC Provincial Park - Feb 12-19, 2016 - $2300/person - Guides: Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen

Yes we just had ONE spot open up for our Feb 12-19, 2016 Burnie Glacier trip! Here's a video to get you stoked. Contact me at to book your spot!

And YES, Burnie really is that AMAZING!

Other trips I'm guiding for 2015/16:

    Burnie Glacier Chalet - Feb 12-19 - $2300/person - 11 Spots, just 1 more available! Guides: Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen
    AST-2 Course - Feb 26-29 - $695/person - 11 Spots, 3 available, email me for details. Guide: Tom Wolfe
    Burnie Glacier Chalet - March 4-11 - CURRENTLY FULL, NO WAITING LIST. Guides: Tom Wolfe, Christoph Dietzfelbinger
    Wapta/Yoho Traverse - April 11-18 - $1950/person - 8 Spots - 8 available. Hut to hut traverse in the Canadian Rockies utilizing the new Guy Hut, Peyto to Emerald Lake. Huts used: Peyto - Bow - Balfour - Guy - Stanley Mitchell. Guide: Tom Wolfe
    Wapta Traverse - April 21-25 - Hut to hut traverse on the Wapta Icefield, Peyto to Sherbrooke Lake. Huts used: Peyto - Bow - Balfour - Scott Duncan. CURRENTLY FULL, NO WAITING LIST

Prices do not include 5%GST

Custom Trips offered

  • Rock and ice climbing (easy intro routes to high-end technical climbing)
  • Ski touring (single day, multi-day, hut and tent-based expeditions)
  • Instruction (avalanche skills, rock and ice climbing, glacier travel, rock rescue, climbing technique)
  • Mountain hiking (single and multi-day)
  • Helicopter-accessed climbing and skiing
  • Availability 2015-16

    I am fully booked into the Fall 2015 season with a few weekend dates available in Sept-Dec. Limited last minute availability might be possible, so feel free to contact me just in case. I am taking bookings for the Winter 2015/16 season.

    Photos of Trips

    Here are links to a couple of photo albums from the trips I have guided at Burnie Glacier Chalet:

    See this great slideshow from my last Bugs-Beaver/Duncan traverse in 2012 with Conrad Janzen (IFMGA).


    I started Sawback in 1995, running mountain hiking trips for groups. Since then I've expanded programming to offer just about any mountaineering adventure you could imagine.

    Sawback was founded by Tom Wolfe, who is an ACMG Mountain Guide and member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA).

    How can I book a trip?

    Email us or phone us to enquire about a trip you'd like to do. We'll offer suggestions and find you a guide for the days you're interested in.

    Are you a Guide's Service?

    Sawback is primarily a small one-man operation. While there are guides who work with large operations in Western Canada there is also a small, co-operative community of independent guides who pass work they can't do on to others who can. If I can't join you in your mountain adventure I will refer you to another independent mountain guide who will.

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