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Montana Alpine Guides

Based in Bozeman, Montana, Montana Alpine Guides is the premier guide service for ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, rock climbing in Gallatin Canyon, and the annual Bozeman Ice Festival. We have over 20 years of guiding experience in the areas surrounding Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana.

Our Guides

MAG guides rank in as some of the best in the Rockies with experience guiding from the Himalaya to the Rockies; the AK Range to Patagonia. We regard our surrounding mountains as our second home, our classroom, and our playground. We hope to get the chance to climb with you in Montana!

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Hyalite Ice Conditions 2015-16

From November 1st – April 1st Montana Alpine Guides will be…

Gear Review: Scarpa Vitamin (Approach Shoe)

Over the past year I have used and abused a pair of Scarpa…


“From ice climbing technique and instruction to my first ever multi pitch ice climb in the beautiful Montanta back country, Sam Magro and MAG provided an enjoyable, challenging, and safe experience. I would definitely recommend them.”

Danny Lehto

“Thanks so much for a great day. Peter was fantastic. He was great with the kids and made the day fun. Having never ice climbed, I absolutely loved the experience and will definitely try it again next time in Montana. Thanks again for accommodating our little ones.”

Carrie Dino

“Everyone couldn’t have been nicer – and quite the crew – Pete and Stephen were terrific!  Pete was able to guide me thru my hesitation and gave excellent tips- inspired confidence.  He has such a natural way of setting people at ease … ”

Janine Young

“Montana Alpine Guides is one of the best guide services in the country. We’ve been working with Sam and his team since 2010 and its always a pleasure to get outdoors with MAG! Regardless of who we bring in as climbers, with different mental and physical health challenges, people leave motivated, excited, and stoked on the mountains!”

Stacy BareVeteran Expeditions / Sierra Club Outdoors

“I come back every year to ice-climb with Sam (Montana Alpine Guides).  He’s a great climber, a great teacher, has outstanding knowledge of the area, and always puts safety first. Sam puts the fun into serious climbing.”

E.C. Lund Pasco, WA