Guides

Guides

Alpine Ascents looks to employ the finest guides in the industry, whether highly skilled instructors, experts in particular mountains or environs and as well as leaders and decision makers in the complex world of mountaineering. Guides for this trip are selected based on these factors as Alpine Ascents looks to provide the environment for our guides to excel and for your climb to be well prepared for success, environmentally sensitive with a keen eye on managing risks.

The guides were top-notch and the organization runs like a Swiss watch. Regarding the luck factors, the weather was perfect and the team (clients) were well prepared and all had great attitudes. Not a complainer in the group! Everything was top-notch. The preparation material was very thorough (gear list, itinerary, training program, food list).

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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