Private Guiding and Porter Rates

SMI Private Guiding and Porter Rates in the Sierra and internationally. Customize your itinerary for any program with our professional staff!

Private Guiding

Private Itinerary with any SMI Guide/Instructor:

1 person for any climb or course, $520 per day

2 people for any climb or course $320 per day

3 people or more $320 per person per day for Technical Climbs (Guide to Guest Ratio 1:2), and $280 per person per day for Non-Technical Hikes/Courses

Note: For big single-day pushes with headlamp starts, there’s an added $100 fee for the long day in the mountains.

Private Itinerary with SMI founder Kurt Wedberg

1 person $620 per day

2 or more people $440 per person, per day


$250 each per porter per day. Standard MAX load for each porter is 20 kilos/44lbs.


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