Founded in 1985, Sawtooth Mountain Guides is owned and operated by Erik Leidecker and Chris & Sara Lundy. Each SMG guide has his or her own particular background of expertise garnered through both formal training (AMGA, AIARE, WFR, etc) and from experience climbing, skiing, traveling, and guiding in Idaho and in the great ranges of the world. Further, each SMG guide is thoughtful and considerate, leads an interesting life, and is a lot of fun as a companion with whom to spend time in the mountains.

amga-accredited-200SMG is an Accredited Mountain Guide Service by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and is the only accredited guide service in Idaho. Accreditation means that we’ve received an independent outside review, ensuring our operation meets or exceeds the current industry standards as defined by the AMGA. Accredited guide services:

  • Are committed to high technical standards, strong programs, and a quality staff of engaged and engaging climbing instructors and guides.
  • Have AMGA certified guides on staff.
  • Encourage staff members to pursue AMGA certification, provide mentoring, and support staff through the AMGA training and certification process.
  • Conduct annual terrain specific trainings utilizing AMGA certified staff members.
Erik Leidecker

Erik Leidecker

Co-Owner, AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Chris Lundy

Chris Lundy

Co-Owner, AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide

Sara Lundy

Sara Lundy

Co-Owner, AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide

Kirk Bachman

Kirk Bachman

Founder, AMGA Ski & Alpine Guide

Marc Hanselman

Marc Hanselman

AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Drew Daly

Drew Daly

AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Matt Scrivner

Matt Scrivner

AMGA Apprentice Ski, Rock, and Alpine Guide

Walker Nosworthy

Walker Nosworthy

Climbing Guide

Randall Stacy

Randall Stacy

AMGA Apprentice Rock & Ski Guide

Shawn Willsey

Shawn Willsey

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Brad Shilling

Brad Shilling

Climbing Guide

Bill Leavell

Bill Leavell

Hiking Guide

Zach Crist

Zach Crist

AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide

Rachel Bachman

Rachel Bachman

Office Manager, Hiking Guide

Tanner Haskins

Tanner Haskins

Ski Guide

Everett Coba

Everett Coba

Summer Intern

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