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Climbing Mt. Humphreys, Technical route to the summit in the Sierra Nevada (2 days)

Climbing Mt. Humphreys, Technical route to the summit in the Sierra Nevada (2 days) | undefined

Come and spend 2 days climbing the beautiful Mount Humphreys to the summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with one of our experienced mountain guides.


Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

All year




* Enjoy a 2-day climbing trip to the summit of Mount Humphreys.

* Scale the peak along the easier, normal route.

* Marvel at some fantastic views from the peak's summit of the Sierra Nevada.


During this 2-day adventure, we would like to guide you on a technical climbing journey to the summit of the beautiful Mount Humphreys (13,992 feet).

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, west of Bishop, Mount Humphreys is stunning in every way. And, whether it’s during the climb, or at the summit, the views you will get to enjoy are truly spectacular. This mountain absolutely dominates the skyline from Paiute Pass and we have no doubt you’ll be in a constant state awe throughout this expedition.

The route we will be taking is the easier, regular route. A class 4 route, you will get to enjoy the climb and the views, without having to worry about being a climbing expert. However, it is important that participants on this trip have basic rope skills, as well as solid rock climbing skills. You should also know how to tie proper knots and how to belay. If you have previous experience climbing at altitude, that is also a great advantage. Finally, participants on this trip must be in excellent physical condition.

Climbing a mountain is a thrilling, yet peaceful and completely fulfilling experience. That is why it is out pleasure to provide you with this 2-day trip that will take you to the summit of Mount Humphreys. To join us on this trip, please send a request.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.





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What people are saying about SWS



Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.



This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!


Had an amazing experience climbing Mt. Whitney with Richard & Tim. They were excellent guides and safely got us to the summit and back.


Neil from SWS was amazing. We climbed the Mountaineering Route up to Mt. Whitney. It was an amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I leaned a lot. I would absolutely use these guys again.


Too bad this review does not allow six stars. SWS is professional, client focused, flexible, and has the clients best interests in mind. I can say the personnel and leadership skills of the SWS guides are among the best. You can't go wrong with SWS.

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