Our production offerings are multi-faceted and include a variety of consulting, scouting, and logistical services. We understand the need to be flexible, work within deadlines, and to stay on budget.
We work with location scouts to provide a variety of aesthetic locations to suit any film and media related project. The southern Yosemite area is especially ideal for scenes focusing on mountain-inspired couture.
Our team will have everything in place before you arrive including in situ support, lodging, catering, ground transportation, equipment rentals, and high angle rigging. We will work with you to design a plan to help you efficiently accomplish your project goals and outcomes by your deadline.
Our guides add a genuine and authentic look to any project. We have a large roster depending on the casting needs of the specific project.
Our friendly office staff are ready to answer any questions and help you book your next adventure!
There are several possibilities, depending on your itinerary. When you book a trip with us, we give arrival directions, which have the most convenient airports noted. Generally, here are some thoughts: for those who are including visits to the California coast on their trip, it makes more sense to fly in and out of San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, as it is generally cheaper. For those just visiting the Yosemite area, the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is best. Although tickets can be more expensive than flying in and out of San Francisco, it saves half a day’s driving on either end of the trip, plus gas, etc. Fresno is best for most of our trips along the John Muir Trail, Yosemite Grand Traverse, Ansel Adams Wilderness departures, etc. Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Reno airports can work well for trips originating on the east side of the Sierra (JMT: Agnew Meadows to Tuolumne, Mt. Whitney w/ Stock Support).
Ralph Lauren contacted us with a new “climbing inspired” clothing line they were designing for their Fall 2018 lineup. They were intent on replicating some of the iconic images taken by Glen Denny in the Golden Years of rock climbing that was evolving in Yosemite’s Camp 4 during the 60’s and 70’s. Working with a tight deadline of only a couple weeks, we were able to orchestrate a complex sequence of logistics to support the assignment. When the crew of 20 people came out from offices in Los Angeles and New York we were able to help them navigate the intricacies of a remote wilderness setting including the proper commercial permitting, lodging and full catering, technical rigging, remote transportation and the entire support for the project.
The apparel company Royal Robbins approached us to help plan and execute a catalog campaign shoot focusing on the former Yosemite area haunts of the brand's namesake. We provided consulting, location scouting, and permitting assistance prior to the shooting days, and then logistical support, rope rigging, and risk-management oversight in-situ. Also, our guides acted as talent in cooperation with the agency's own models.
At SYMG we specialize in planning and executing incredible Yosemite and High Sierra Backpacking Adventures. From three day Half Dome Trips to expedition-style John Muir Trail Adventures, we can do it all, and have since 1991. Our professional guides are renowned for their amazing backcountry cuisine and add color to the experience through natural and cultural history interpretation. In addition to the trips listed below that anyone may join, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.Browse Backpacking Trips
Want to get out in the backcountry but don't want to carry a heavy backpack? Then our Yosemite and High Sierra Pack Trips are just the thing for you! We don't hike with the mules each day, but they do pack our gear and provisions along the trail, leaving you to enjoy the day and explore with your professional guide. Plush camps, amazing food, world-class scenery, and engaging guides make SYMG's Horsepack supported trips through the Yosemite High Country a trip to remember. In addition to the Pack Trips we offer, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.Browse Pack Supported Trekking Trips
Since 1991 we've been offering Guided Yosemite Climbing in the southern Yosemite high country. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. From easy top-roping for the family to challenging multi-pitch trad and sport routes, we can do it all. And if you're looking to expand your own skill set, consider our Rock Climbing Instruction courses: the rock climbing skills day and rock climbing camps.Browse Rock Climbing Trips
Since 1991 we've been offering Yosemite Hiking Adventures throughout the park. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. Choose an interpretive day focusing on natural and cultural history walks to famous landmarks, or set out for a more challenging hiking day on one of Yosemite's long trails.Browse Yosemite Guided Hiking Trips