Baker Mountain Guides offers both scheduled and custom programs. Custom programs are simply above and beyond what Baker Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. They don’t necessarily have to be private (1:1), and correspondingly, scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Baker Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.
Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.
Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as custom programs with custom dates/rates as well.
Custom programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Custom programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) custom programs will be more expensive.
Custom programs will not have advertised dates.
Rates are based on client to guide ratio, and refer to one guest for one day.
Extreme Adventures are high-end trips and courses that require high-end guiding. All Baker Mountain Guides are qualified to guide the terrain in which they operate. However, there are some programs and venues that require an advanced level of training, certification, and/or experience on the part of the guide. Often, these guides have invested tens of thousands of dollars in training programs with the American Mountain Guides Association, and have worked as guides with many organizations for many years.
The Extreme Adventure surcharge is an additional $50.00/person/day on top of the custom rate. Scheduled Extreme Adventure programs will have the surcharge built into the cost. This surcharge is compensation for the higher level of service that your guide provides. To find out whether your program is subject to an Extreme Adventure rate, please visit the program webpage.