Elevated Mountain Guides

Making the Outdoors Accessible to Underserved Communities - locally and abroad

We are making the outdoors and all the amazing experiences it has to offer, accessible to the underserved communities of UT and Peru. We started with our Project: Elevated Access bringing the latest backcountry and wilderness medicine trainings and equipment to Peru. In 2016 started Project: Climb in partnership with the Salt Lake Boys & Girls Club reaching over 80 deserving youth in our first year. Starting in January 2019, we will be expanding our reach to include our local refugee, homeless and foster youth within the Salt Lake and Summit Counties.


Project: Elevated Access

The Elevated Access program brings the latest training and equipment to aspiring climbers in Peru every year. Learn more about our flagship international course and see our plans to expand around the globe.


Our fearless, energetic and compassionate leader, Nikki McGee, and her husband founded the Elevated Mountain Guides.

Click on the Photo (to the right) to check out Nikki’s recent segment on KUED!

Project Climb

Project: Climb

Our community collaboration with the Boys' & Girls' Club of Greater Salt Lake, local title one schools, the Salt Lake County Youth Services, and other organizations helping under served youth to teach kids climbing basics indoors and prepare them for a lifetime of adventure outdoors. Our programs mainly focus on youth with trauma and allow them the opportunity to reach reach attainable goals in a fully supported environment. The undeniable success of these programs have allowed us the opportunity to expand and we look forward to more outdoor projects this coming Summer of 2019.


Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.


Elevated Mountain Guides is dedicated to expanding our reach in the community and around the globe.

You can be apart of making an impact too! Donating as little as $10 a month will secure an aspiring climber with the support they need for a year.

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