Ascending Burnie Glacier 2014 by Sarah Tory

Sawback Alpine Adventures

Mountaineering and Adventuring since 1995

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 (rock and ice, glacier travel, rock rescue, climbing technique)
  • Mountain hiking (single and multi-day)
  • Helicopter-accessed climbing and skiing
  • Availability 2014-2015

    I am fully booked into the Fall 2014 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 2014/15 season.

    Photos of Trips

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

    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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