Custom, or private guiding means you have a guide dedicated to you or your group, rather than being in a class or clinic that is open to other guests. UMA can tailor Custom Guiding to your specific goals, needs and time frame. Generally we can also push dates forward or back to avoid major storms or other weather and conditions issues.
UMA's outstanding guides and instructors are available daily to lead peaks and summits and help guests progress in any and all aspects of Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing.
Personalized coaching accelerates learning and helps elevate you to the limit of your ability. Progress with a UMA guide, and he or she can then lead you in the Tetons, Mt. Hood, Rainier, Whitney, Denali, Aconcagua, Mt. Blanc, The Matterhorn, Everest and many more ascents in the US and around the world.
All scheduled climbs and courses can be taught on a custom, private basis, any day that works for you or your group.
Personalized coaching accelerates learning and helps elevate you efficiently toward the limit of your ability. Custom programs can include specifically the skills and instruction YOU want and need. The offerings listed are by no means a complete list. If you seek other alpine knowledge or techniques, please contact UMA, and we will accommodate you.
Learn mountaineering skills and winter camping and climb Wasatch peaks. During a single-day session or overnight outing, build mountaineering skills, winter camp and climb a Wasatch peak in preparation for The Matterhorn, Rainier, Aconcagua, Denali, or other expedition climbing.
The Wasatch Range near Salt Lake City is home to various types of alpine climbs, from mixed alpine to dry alpine rock. Hiring a guide enables our guests to attain summits, train and practice skills in all seasons. Some of our favorite Utah alpine routes include Toledo Peak, Mt. Superior, The Pfeifferhorn, Lone Peak, The Sundial and Mt. Olympus.
Alpine traverses have become a favorite for UMA guides and guests alike. The goal is to travel light and fast to cover lots of ground, and the Salt Lake mountains offer great terrain for it. Traversing combines rock climbing, scrambling and trail running into a scenic, aerobic adventure.
Thank you so much for helping me set up Bob's surprise clinic. He absolutely loved it and can't say enough good things about Colby. He had a great day and I appreciate everything you guys did to make that happen!
- Lauren Maerz
Micah was an awesome guide. I am a engineering software trainer and part-time dance instructor myself, so I really appreciate a high quality instructor and a high level of professionalism. I am a beginner and Micah made everything very easy for me. He clearly knows his stuff and makes it easy and very safe. The whole day was very enjoyable.
- Joe Meikle
I had a great training session with Quino today. I thought that he was a great instructor: patient, safe, knowledgable, and professional.
- Wayne Stump
My son, (age 13) and I recently spent a couple days climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon with Annie Trujillo. We're both pretty new to climbing; We had a great time, and Annie was a great guide. She taught us a lot, challenged us, helped us keep ourselves safe, and made the trip fun and rewarding. Best of all, my son loved it and says he'll do it again.
- Greg Smith