Simon Meis

IFMGA Mountain Guide│C9G Senior Core Guide



Simon Meis - IFMGA Mountain Guide - Senior / Core Guide - Cloud Nine Guides
Simon Meis - IFMGA Mountain Guide - Senior / Core Guide - Cloud Nine Guides
Simon Meis - IFMGA Mountain Guide - Senior / Core Guide - Cloud Nine Guides

Simon is an Internationally Certified (IFMGA) Mountain Guide. He has spent the last 20 years playing in the mountains. Simon's primary passion is climbing and he has travelled widely in pursuit of vertical adventure. Notable accomplishments include big wall first ascents in Pakistan and the Bugaboos as well as establishing numerous new routes near Canmore, his hometown, up to the grade of 5.14a.

He has climbed most of the classic Rockies waterfall ice test pieces over the years, however, nowadays he finds himself spending more and more time on skis. With extensive local knowledge in both the Rockies and British Columbia backcountry, and over a decade of experience as a Heli-Ski Guide in some of Canada's most complex tenures, he always finds a way to get his guests the good snow.

On down days he can be found with his sketch book or a canvas. An accomplished artist, his passion for mountains and adventure comes through vividly in his artwork. Simon loves to share his passion and enthusiasm for the mountains with guests, whether it is sharing a classic climb or searching out a fresh line. His diverse background and calm, humble demeanour make him an excellent teacher.

Simon can also be found pulling on the sticks of one of our two drift boats, guiding fly fishing experiences with Cloud Nine Troutfitters on the upper and lower Bow River as well as walk and wade trips on the best of Alberta's front range Cutthroat waters.



Meet Simon on the following Cloud Nine Programs:

  • Lead Guide - International Programming
  • The Alps & Chamonix DREAMTRIPS
  • Mallorca Deep Water Soloing DREAMTRIPS
  • The Dolomites DREAMTRIPS
  • Remote Ski Lodge Weeks
  • Private Ski Touring & Ski Mountaineering Programs
  • Private Alpinism & Mountaineering Ascent Programs
  • Private Rock Climbing Guiding & Instruction
  • Private Waterfall Ice Guiding & Instruction
  • AST 1 
  • AST 2

Partner Programs:

  • Calgary Climbing Center Outdoors Series Programs
  • Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy, Certificate & Diploma Programs

Cloud Nine Troutfitters

  • Guided Fly Fishing on the Upper and Lower Bow River
  • Walk and Wade trips on the Alberta's east slope Cutthroat streams


Day Rates for Private Guiding Services are based on the Guides Certification Level & Experience.


Simon's Day Rate:

  • $980.00 CDN / Day + $75 for each additional Guest after the first, up to maximum Guide : Guest Ratios fitting your objective


  • IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • CAA Professional Member in Good Standing
  • Interpretive Guides Association Basic Certification
  • 80hr Wilderness First Aid Course
  • P.Geo


  • Expeditions
  • New Routes in the Bugaboos
  • Technical Standard on Rock - 5.14a
  • Guiding Summits of the Matterhorn, Mont-Blanc, The Beck-Chouinard; Bugaboos, Japanese Route; Mount Alberta...

Our family took the AST course with team at Cloud 9, would highly recommended them for your guiding needs and in particular the AST course. The on line component was well formatted and certainly met the needs during these Covid times. Our field day was with Simon was amazing. He was a wealth of experience and shared that with the entire group. He was able to take us through the complete AST journey in the mountains and see so much that put everything in perspective. The ability to evaluate terrain and avalanche conditions and then be able to ski some great POW, what an experience. High recommend for any one wishing to start their backcountry adventure.

J. Martin - Banff, Alberta, Canada