Welcome to California Mountain Guide, the personal webpage for AMGA Aspirant Guide JB Brown.  Please keep in mind this website is still in its developmental stages.  So while there is a lot of good information to be had here it's also a work in progress.

This page was designed to be a resource for my guests getting ready for skiing and climbing adventures.  In truth, it's just a good resource for mountain lovers in general.  There are links and good information about most of the good backcountry ski huts in California as well as a smattering of some of the better mountains to climb in the High Sierra.

In addition to some of the trip information, I also have a couple of links to some media projects that I have been working on.  Under the menu title "Mountain Cast" you will find links to my recent podcast episodes.  The "Books" link has some information about a few publications that I have written or co-authored. Down at the bottom of this page are some links to the companies that I guide for.

Take your time, enjoy the site and if you have any questions shoot me a message under the contact me tab


California Mountain Guide AMGA Certified Ski Guide

Custom Ski Trips

As an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, I take a lot of pride in ski trips I provide.  Contact me for a custom hut and backcountry ski adventures.

California 14ers

SWS is one of the only companies permitted to guide all of the California 14,000ft peaks.  Contact me to climb all of the California 14ers.

Climbing Mt Shasta Guide Book,

Books and Publications

In 2012 I had the pleasure of co-authoring the book Climbing Mt Shasta.  Coming in Fall of 2018 I will have two new books hitting the bookshelves.  Stay tuned for more.

3 Guide Services; 1 Company

California Ski Guides Rock Guides logo

Since 1993

Sierra Wilderness Seminars has been guiding throughout the state of California.  California