We have everything you need for your Adirondack adventure. We specialize in comprehensive outfitting, gear rentals, and trip planning for anywhere in the Adirondack Park. We offer private instruction, group programs, school outings and vacation getaways for half-day, full-day, overnight and multi-day excursions. In winter, it is no different for us, we live for snow and ice and take advantage of every prime opportunity to help you get out and enjoy the atmosphere in a fun and safe fashion.

We boast some of the finest licensed New York State guides in the Adirondack Park and a professional sales staff to help you gear up and plan your next adventure. We are fully insured and have guides certified by Red Cross, American Heart Association, SOLO, New York State and AMGA. We are a member of the American Canoe Association and partners with the American Alpine Club.

The High Peaks Guide House is your mountain culture and information headquarters. We have partnered with the ADK Mountain Club & American Alpine Club to be a regional headquarters for membership, trip planning, book, maps, reference library, & lodging.  Check out our collection of Downloadable Maps.

Also check out our indoor Climbing Gym located upstairs at High Peaks Cyclery.

Rates for all guided outings

$240.00 per 1/2 day for 1 to 3 climbers and $60.00 for each additional person.

$300.00 per day for 1 or 2 climbers and $100.00 for each additional person.

*1/2 day is generally about 4 hours and a full day is about 8 hours 

# people

½ day

full day



















All prices in US Dollars

What's Included:

  • All equipment necessary for activity (see gear lists for clothing and personal items to bring).
  • Snacks and water provided with each outing.
  • Discount on any gear purchased at High Peaks Cyclery in conjunction with any guided outing.

Transportation is NOT included but is available for an additional fee. 


Corporate Outings and Team Building Events

We cater to corporate functions that also want relaxation, outdoor experience, adventure and team building events, where the great outdoors are built-in to their day. We offer a wide range of activities to choose from for your corporate group or team building event.


School Programs

We outfit several school groups including single day outings for the local elementary school to multi-day programs for college groups.  With a variety of activities to choose from we can provide a memorable experience and coordinate all of the logistics for your group.  We also have on-site lodging to accommodate up to 32 people for overnight stays.







Family Outings

Bringing the family to Lake Placid for a vacation?  Let us take your family out to enjoy some rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, or any of the numerous activities the Adirondacks are known for.  Our experienced guides are great with young children and will keep the whole family entertained during your visit.







All Inclusive Adventure Packages

Are you planning an extended stay in the Lake Placid area and would like to make the most out of your time here?  How about a multi-day backpacking trip through the High Peaks followed by a canoeing adventure on the many waterways in the Adirondacks?  Or maybe a bike tour of the Adirondacks?  We can put together an all-inclusive package which may include activities, equipment, lodging, food, and transportation.  We have years of experience in outfitting people for Adirondack adventures and will put together an itinerary to meet all of your expectations.

























Make your reservation now!

If you want to register for a guided trip on-line please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the dates you want to reserve OR call us at 518-523-3764 and make your reservation over the phone.


From Our Blog

HP Mountain Guides

Our guides have decades of combined experience in multiple sports and disciplines. Their safety record and reputation is the best in the Adirondacks.