Private Climbs

Our Expertise at Your Convenience

Alpine Ascents offers private climbs and training courses in the Cascades on Mt. Baker, but not on Rainier (except for winter programs and one-day training sessions).

If you would like information on the above, please contact Gordon Janow for help planning your next travel experience.

Alpine Ascents is an authorized mountain guide service of Mount Rainier National Park

Alpine Ascents is an authorized mountain guide service of Mount Rainier National Park

Challenging climb that benefited from top notch guide staff and great food.  Felt the gear list was reasonable and appropriate.  Guides were excellent at communication and making sure everyone was safe and was having a good time.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Puffy

    Down Fill-Weight vs. Down Fill-Power: Why the Latter Doesn’t Matter

    How exactly can you shop for a down jacket…and be confident it’s going to be warm enough? Here, we break down one aspect of down jacket selection. Alternatively, check out the insulation we offer for men and women, and email us with your questions. How much down is in this jacket? The key question to […]

  • Boots for Mount Rainier: Singles or Doubles?

    Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]

  • Bigr

    The Notebook: When Should I Climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

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Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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