About Summit Mountain Guides

Summit Mountain Guides is company based in Nelson, British Columbia offering year round mountain guiding services and instructional programs in Western Canada and Europe. We offer daily-guided programs or multi-day backcountry adventures for beginner to advanced skills in mountaineering, backcountry ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, trekking and hiking. We specialize in providing professionally guided trips and courses, tailored to fit the skills, experience and goal of participants.

Your Team

David Lussier, an internationally certified mountain guide (IFMGA / ACMG) is head guide and co-owner with Miranda Terlingen, a certified hiking guide & educator. Together, David and Miranda have been working and playing in the mountains in Nelson area since 1992. 

As professional guides, instructors and residents of Nelson, British Columbia we love to share our experience and mountain knowledge with you. Our partnership allows us to offer you a wide range of skills and experience from trip logistics, guiding, instruction to mountain safety, making us the ultimate guides for your outdoor adventures. 

Join us for a trip or course and leave the safety logistics, best route choices and contingency plans to the experts so that you can enjoy your backcountry experience.

We look forward to guiding your mountain adventure…

David & Miranda