Denali Preparation/Winter Mountaineering Course

Denali Preparation/Winter Mountaineering Course Prices & Schedule


500.00 deposit, due with application
Balance due 120 days prior to departure.

All Prices & Dates Subject to Approval by Mount Rainier National Park

2016 Schedule
February 6 – 13 - 1 Spot Left
February 20 – 27 - Open
March 5 – 12 - Sold Out
March 19 – 26 - Open
April 2 – 9 - Open
April 16 – 23 - Open
April 30 – May 7 - Open

Other Denali Prep options during the summer months:
6-Day Course Dates & Prices
8-Day Course Dates & Prices
10-Day Course Dates & Prices

  • Please contact our office for the most up to date availability for each departure.
  • All land prices listed below, round trip airfare not included.
  • Dates & Prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page) within 21 days of booking your trip.
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Price Includes
Round Trip Transportation from Seattle to Mount Rainier
NPS Climbing Fee($43) and Park Entrance Fee
NPS Climbing Fee($30) if under age 24. (Reduced fee will be applied to final balance)
Guide Fees (4:1 climber-to-guide ratio)
Group Equipment such as ropes, snow and ice protection etc.
MSR Bottles and fuel
Cotton Alpine Ascents T-shirt

Price Does Not Include
$25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
Personal gear (see equipment list)
Meals on Course
Meals while not climbing, including breakfast Day 1 and Dinner Day 8.
Transportation to/from Seattle, Washington
Hotels/lodging in Seattle.
(We have a preferred arrangement with and the Marqueen Hotel, 2 blocks from our office)
Transfers to/from Seattle office. 2 hotels within walking distance of our office.
All expenses incurred in the event of early departure ( evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
Trip cancellation insurance

Rainier Cancellation/Refund Policy
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Payment Policy

  • Deposits are due at time of registration to reserve space on the climb. Please include with completed application form if you have not already submitted deposit by phone.
  • Each deposit includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to climb start date.
  • Payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer or credit card (VISA/MC/AMEX).
  • Mount Rainier Program balances are automatically charged 120 days prior to departure date.

Refund Policy

  • $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds will be provided 120 days prior to climb start date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 90-120 days prior to climb start date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89 days prior to climb start date.
  • If Alpine Ascents cancels or reschedules a program, all fees are refundable and/or transferable.

Trip Cancellation Insurance
As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, Trip Cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

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