Outfitters & Guides

Although we are providing the following list of outfitters and guides, the Inyo NF does not endorse any of the businesses on this list but guides operating under permit are held to a high standard of customer service and environmental protection, they hold insurance and possess various certifications in their various fields of expertise. To help the Inyo curb illegal outfitting and guiding, please make sure the guiding service you request holds a current permit on the forest. This information below is available to help our visitors make the most out of their trip to the Forest.


Alpine Skills International

11400 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
FAX: 530-582-9175

Ski touring, ski-mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing and alpine mountaineering school and guide service.

American Alpine Institute

1515 12th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FAX: 360-734-8890

Guided mountaineering, snow and ice climbing, rock climbing, rescue and evacuation, snow physics, avalanche hazard evaluation, ski mountaineering, and Leave No Trace ethics and techniques.


Bardini Foundation

PO Box 1422
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 873-8036

Offering professional backcountry guide services and instruction: rock climbing, ski touring, peak climbs, and backpacking treks. Professional guides with decades of experience.


DJ's Snowmobile Adventures, Inc.

29500 Hwy 395
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

email: dj@snowobilemammoth.com


DJ's Snowmobile Adventures, Inc. offers snowmobile rentals which include backcountry guided and self-guided tours, snowmobile sleigh rides, and an Introduction to Snowmobiling Family Ride.

Sea & Summit Expeditions

P.O. Box 1818
Bishop, CA 93515

Fax: (760)872-6543


email: ywam@seaandsummit.com

Guided backpacking trips.


Sierra Club National Outings

85 Second Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 977-5690

Sierra Mountain Center

174 West Line Street
PO Box 95 Bishop, CA 93515
FAX: 760-873-4800

email: office@sierramountaincenter.com

Offers beginning through advanced instruction in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing. All guides are AMGA certified.

Sierra Mountain Guides

P.O. Box 446
June Lake, CA 93529
Toll Free: (877) 423-2546
Local: (760 )648-1122
Fax: (760)690-8515
148 Willow St. Bishop, CA 93514
email: info@sierramtnguides.com

Offers a full range of mountaineering, skiing, rock and ice guide services. SMG is permitted to operate on Mt. Whitney, the Palisades, Mount Ritter/Banner/Minarets areas along with many other sections of the Eastern Sierra.

Sierra Mountaineering International

P.O. Box 1011
Bishop, CA 93515
FAX: 760-872-2489

Complete mountaineering guide service. Guiding and instruction from beginning to advanced levels in: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, peak ascents and international expeditions.

Sierra Wilderness Seminars

P.O. Box 988
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
FAX: 888-797-6867

email: mail@swsmtns.com

Professional guiding services since 1981. Mount Whitney and the Palisades, backcountry ski touring, ice/rock climbing and backpacking. AMGA accredited.

Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service

Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
FAX: 209-372-9063

Yosemite Mountaineering School offers complete instruction in rock climbing, mountaineering and backcountry travel. Teaching minimum impact, maximum fun and safety.