Assistant guide responsibilities include working with lead guides to pack-out trips, check client gear, and plan routes. Assistant guides work under lead guides on climbs and courses in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, rescue, and on custom course offerings. Following trips assistant guides will work with lead guides to collect group gear and debrief the trip.

Assistant guides work closely with the Climbing Programs Director in developing a work schedule, determining responsibilities, and debriefing trips.

Assistant guides report directly to Lead Guides in the delivery of courses and climbs

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills


AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Alpine Skills Course graduate, or higher level of certification through an IFMGA affiliate.
Previous experience leading overnight mountaineering and/or climbing trips. This experience can be for guide companies, educational institutions, or non-profits.
Extensive personal glacier mountaineering and climbing experience.
Wilderness First Responder or WEMT certification
AAA accredited level 1 avalanche cert
Preferred: Leave-No-Trace Trainer/Master Educator cert

Required Skills:

Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent group management skills.
Must enjoy working with beginners on basic-level courses and climbs as well as in more complex terrain
The ability to handle the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of working with clients and fellow guides in difficult terrain, poor weather, and for extended periods of time.

About Miyar Adventures & Outfitters

Miyar Adventures is Washington based alpine guide company with a small staff and family-like work atmosphere. We run glacier mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, backpacking, and snowshoeing trips as well as instructional courses in the Pacific Northwest.

Application Instructions

Please send the following to [email protected] & [email protected]: 1) Evidence of pertinent certifications or training (AMGA, medical, avalanche) or evidence of course registration. 2) Professional outdoor industry and guiding resume. 3) Personal climbing and mountaineering resume.