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Should I Tip My Guide?

We get this question a lot, and it's a good question!

This is an individual decision, and you will receive top-notch service regardless. Like others in service industries, guides supplement their guiding income with tips generated from satisfied clients. The most common methods are cash or Venmo.

Our guides do accept tips, and we can say that they are greatly appreciated, and go a long way towards making outdoor guiding a feasible career choice. However, we don't want to pressure our clients, and the following should be regarded as a guideline in case you're looking for guidance on this issue. Ultimately, tipping is left up to the individual, but as a general practice, 10% - 20% of the trip cost is a common gratuity in the climbing and skiing industry.