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Pro Guiding Service
Domestic & International Trips & Courses with Certified Mountain Guides

Ski-Rock-Alpine since 1999

Trips & Courses

Our certified mountain guides are ready to take you on a trip of a lifetime or to master your mountaineering skills in incredible locations. World-class adventures for backcountry skiing, rock climbing, alpine climbing and avalanche education and more.
Our Guides

It's About the Guides

Any guide joining the  Pro Guiding Service team will be highly qualified and will be involved in an internationally accredited certification program, such as the IFMGA (International Association of Mountain Guides Associations), the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education). It requires years of intense training, testing, and supervised guiding to become fully certified. Please click on these links to get more information on IFMGA,  AMGA and AIARE qualifications.

Once employed, our young guides are mentored by some of the most highly trained and qualified guides in the industry. In its 22 year history, Pro Guiding Service has produced many IFMGA guides, AMGA instructors, an AMGA Lifetime achievement award recipient, book authors and route pioneers.
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Private Trips

Many of our trips and courses can be offered on a private basis at a minimal or no price increase. Existing courses and trips can be rearranged to fit your needs.
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Why Book With Us?

Certified Professional Guides & All Access 
All of our guides have the highest quality training and certification in the industry, and you can be sure that we have the permits, licenses and insurance in every location we operate. 
Safe, Well-planned Tour Design
Every tour has a carefully thought-out guide-to-customer ratio. You always get a safe, high-quality trip or learning environment with us.
Pioneers In the Industry
You will travel and learn from experts. We've pioneered several alpine climbing routes, ski descents, and traverses and we've written books on skills and routes in the industry. 

Our Story

Pro Guiding Service is an international mountain guiding service located in North Bend, WA. Founded in 1999 by Swiss IFMGA mountain guide Martin Volken. He and his staff offer climbing trips and courses for all levels for ski, avalanche education, rock and alpine-based adventures. 
Domestically we offer trips and courses on Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, North Cascades National Park and Alaska. Our international destinations take us to Canada, Switzerland, Italy, France, Norway, and Mexico.
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Gearing Up Adventurers Since 1999 

Be prepared for every adventure by visiting our sister business—Pro Ski and Mountain Service. Order online or visit us in store in North Bend, Washington. Check out our discounts on rentals and purchases when you book a trip or course with us.
10% Off purchases and 20% Off rentals for Pro Guiding Service guests
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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • July 2021

    Don't think I can say enough good things about this group here. Professional, experienced, teachers of the sport. Incredible time climbing under the guidance of these guys. Martin is absolutely phenomenal. Recommend 110%.

    —Tyler Ruth
  • July 2020

    I have gone on numerous guided trips with Pro Guiding Service in the Cascades as well as Switzerland. This is an amazing company and I highly recommend taking classes or guided trips with them. They display exceptional customer service and truly care about their clients and the community.

    —Andy DeVore
  • March 2021

    I just took the AIARE 1 class with Forest and Ben in the field and also Martin in the class and it was a fantastic learning experience. These guys are super knowledgeable, friendly and very good instructors!!

    —Alicia Moreno
  • May 2021

    My experience with Pro Guides was fantastic from the start. I was fortunate enough to do a private trip and Martin discussed my goals beforehand and came prepared and organized to help me work towards those goals. I look forward to doing more training and trips through Pro Guiding and highly recommend them!

    —Adrian Hillyer

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