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Sep 7, 2013, 12:26 PM

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Looking for suggestions: Beginner Mountains
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Hello Everyone,

Every winter my friend and I jump on every opportunity to be outdoors in the snow and ice for extended periods of time. It started off with just winter camping, living out of our homemade shelters etc. Last winter we snow shoed in to Tonquin Valley (Jasper National Park), and spent a week in the mountains and enjoyed every bit of it. We attempted a few little mountains but we were smart about it. We knew our experience level and avoided things that could get us injured since we were on our own.

This year we would actually like to hire a guide to take us out so we can learn and move on to bigger things in the future. So far, the only place we've considered is Mt. Washington but unfortunately the ascent and descent only takes a day. We are looking for something that would take a few days but nothing more than 4-5 since we're still new to this.

Does anyone know any good spots that have guides working on the mountain? We're both students so we can't spend a stupid amount of money. Our trip last year cost around 3,000 after plane tickets, bus tickets, required gear additions etc and we wouldn't want to spend any more than that. We're currently living in Canada's capital so something way out of our way would probably be out of question. However we do realize we'll need to travel a bit to get near anything worth climbing.

I'm really excited to experience my first real summit and am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance for your help and have a great weekend!

Edit: Perhaps taking a mountaineering/alpinism course would be a better option?

(This post was edited by HouseHippo on Sep 7, 2013, 12:38 PM)

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