A little preparation can go a long ways towards the enjoyment of your trip. Please visit the links in this section to learn what you’ll need to maximize your trip.


We ask that you complete and sign our online Client Information and Acknowledgment of Risk. This provides us the information we need to plan a great trip for you, and outlines the inherent risks of the activity.


Having a great trip begins with having the right stuff. You’ll typically be emailed an equipment list when you reserve a trip, but you can see all the equipment lists here. For technical climbing and multi-day trips, we can provide the specialized equipment.


When you reserve a trip, the location and meeting time will be laid out in the confirmation email. You can find directions to common meeting locations here.


Please visit our Preparing for your Avalanche Course page for planning specific to our avalanche education programs. These pages are password protected – you’ll receive a password when making your reservation.

Where to Stay

Stanley has many options for lodging – ranging from hotels and motels to guest ranches, lodges, and cabins. Options exist for any budget, and many options remain open through the winter months. The Stanley Chamber of Commerce website has a full listing, but some of our favorites include:


Fees do not include gratuity for the guide. As in most service industries, 10-20% is common depending on the level of service.

We strongly recommend Trip Insurance from a reputable company such as Travelex. Coverage is reasonably priced and can cover your expenses in the event you need to cancel your trip or your trip is affected by inclement weather, forest fire, and forest fire smoke. These occur naturally in mountain environments and are beyond our control. Please be sure to read our full Cancellation Policy.