Exceptional mountain skills training and guided trips since 1982

Our professional Team of dedicated Guides and Educators has been leading trips and courses into the mountains of BC and beyond for over 35 years
Escape.   Learn.   Explore.
Brian Jones
IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide; CAA Professional Member
A certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide, Brian has extensive experience leading successful expeditions to Mt Everest,  Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Vinson Massif, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, Carstensz Pyramid and Mount Logan as well as many other peaks around the world.

In addition to guiding and teaching programs year-round, Brian has been directing and overseeing the Canada West operations since 1990.

Brian lives in Squamish, BC with his family.
Brian Jones - Canada West Mountain School owner
Brent Hillier
CAA Active Member
Brent has been working in the outdoor industry since 2008. Before teaching with Canada West Mountain School he was a professional ski patroller on Mount Seymour. It was there that he helped others through his experience of safely travelling and working in the North Shore mountains during the winter.
During the summer Brent teaches and guides mountain biking along the Sea-to-Sky corridor as well as building trails on the North Shore.
Brent is an outdoor educator first, as well as an outdoor advocate who encourages a healthy lifestyle full of sustainable and safe outdoor activities. Get to know him better by visiting his website at www.bikeski.ca.
Brent Hillier - AST and Wilderness education instructor
Martin Fichtl
Paramedic; CSGA Ski Guide; CAA Professional Member
Martin Fichtl - CSGA Ski Guide and Wilderness 1st Aid instructor
Chris Lawrence
(ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide, CAA Professional Member)
Chris’s understated manner belies his depth of experience as a truly professional instructor and guide in the mountain environment.
An ACMG/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide instructing CWMS courses since 1990, Chris has also worked and guided extensively around BC and Alberta, always ensuring that the people on his trips have an excellent time, whether it be on a one-day rock outing or two-week alpine expedition to Mt. Waddington.
Chris lives in Squamish, BC with his family where he is also a member of the Squamish Search & Rescue.
Martin Fichtl - CSGA Ski Guide and Wilderness 1st Aid instructor