Our company provides adventures and professional instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, ski touring & trekking throughout California. Our international division, International Alpine Guides, provides expeditions to mountain ranges throughout the world, specializing in altitude climbing in Mexico and South America.
M11260 is owned by Dave Miller & Scott Brown. Both have a combined fifteen years of mountain guiding experience and over forty years of climbing and skiing experience. Both are trained through the American Mountain Guides Association and Scott is a certified rock guide through the AMGA.
M11260 represents the leading edge of California mountain guiding. Founded by veteran mountain guides and California natives Dave Miller and Scott Brown, CAG strives to help you achieve your climbing and backpacking goals through distinctive mountain adventures across the golden state. With over twelve years of mountain guiding experience and forty five years of climbing and skiing experience between them, Scott & Dave bring a high level of experience and professionalism to their company. Most trips are led by the owners Scott & Dave. California's awe-inspiring mountains are our playground. Come explore with us.
We believe in a higher level of mountain guiding. From the food you eat to the climbing instruction you receive every detail is ready and arranged. We take care of you not just from the trail head, but from the moment you contact us. We can arrange all your vacation needs from lodging packages to recommendations on pre and post- trip activities in the areas you're visiting with CAG. We're also available to help you with any equipment or fitness questions.
We believe in eating well in the mountains, so you're going to eat well. All the food you're served on our trips is of the highest quality possible. Our guides are skilled in the art of back country cooking and enjoy preparing a hearty meal after a day in the mountains. No freeze-dried here. On our back country overnight trips three meals a day are provided (On select trips lunch may not be provided). On non-back country trips lunch and hot drinks are served. And of course, special diets can be accommodated.
We believe the best mountain guide is not simply the best climber. Our mountain guides are highly trained professionals with many years of experience not only in climbing and mountain travel, but also in teaching. They are charismatic folks dedicated to the pursuit of mountain adventure who love to share their passion. CAG strongly supports mountain guide education through the American Mountain Guides Association and other professional education providers.
We believe in providing you with all the tools for success. In addition to meals, all our trips include group camping equipment such as tents and cooking gear. All technical climbing equipment such as helmets, harnesses, ice axes and crampons are included when needed. On winter back country skiing and climbing trips all avalanche safety equipment such as rescue beacons and shovels are always included. Our mountain guides use only state-of-the-art technical climbing equipment. For anything else we will be happy to help you arrange rental gear.
We believe our first commitment is to you, the mountain guiding client. Your wellbeing and safety are paramount. We believe in stewardship of the land on which we work and play. We strictly hold to Leave No Trace principles, which mean we leave the land in the same, or better, condition in which we found it. We teach LNT principles on all our trips. The land belongs to everyone and must be preserved for all to enjoy.