Sawback was founded by Tom Wolfe in 1995, running mountain hiking trips for groups. Since then they have expanded programming to offer just about any mountaineering adventure you could imagine. Tom is a trained and internationally certified Mountain Guide and a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA).Sawback’s specialty is guided ski touring trips at backcountry ski lodges across Western Canada as well as international trips to some of the most impressive ski touring destinations in the world, like Svalbard or Northern Norway. Sawback also offers custom trips – e.g. a day of ski touring or ice climbing or a multi-day mountaineering, hiking or ski touring trip designed to your specifications.Sawback is primarily a small one-man operation based in Canmore, Alberta in the majestic Canadian Rockies. While there are guides who work with large operations in Western Canada there is also a small, co-operative community of independent guides who pass work they can’t do on to others who can. If Sawback can’t help you in your mountain adventure they will refer you to another independent mountain guide who will.