Private Climbs in Washington
Alpine Ascents International is proud to offer private and custom trips around the world 365 days a year. Alpine Ascents has been leading expeditions domestically and internationally for over 30 years and provides over 50 different training courses in 14 countries. Our custom and private trips allow climbers and skiers to work with our logistics support team building a unique experience so you can enjoy the mountains exactly the way you want to.
We do not offer private trips on Mount Rainier.
International Private Trips are available and can be arranged by contacting the Alpine Ascents office at [email protected]. The specifics provided on this page pertain to private trips in Washington state.
Washington Private Trips primarily take place in the North Cascades, a world-class setting for beginner to advanced climbs. We offer custom summit climbs, training courses, ski programs, and rock climbing. Our team will build the program that works for you, whether it is your first exposure to mountaineering or you are an experienced climber looking to be pushed on more technical alpine climbs.
We can arrange trips based on a particular set of skills you would like to learn, such as crevasse rescue or mountain navigation, or based on a particular peak or route you have your eye on. With a host of iconic peaks in the Cascades to choose from, we are here to take you wherever your mountaineer aspirations may lie.
Climbers and skiers commonly use our private trips to help prepare for specific upcoming expeditions around the world. For example, climbers planning to summit The Matterhorn often prepare through a private course in the Cascades to practice climbing on rock in heavy mountaineering boots, along with other skills they will need to be successful on The Matterhorn.
Alpine Ascents also provides high altitude and technical training for military, public service groups, colleges, and search & rescue teams. We provide rigging and risk management services for film and entertainment productions.
Private Trip Advantages:
- Customized itinerary based on your interests and needs
- Expert logistical support
- Ability to climb at your own pace
- Personalized, individual instruction with your guide
Mount Baker Private Trips
For any climber wishing to add ice-climbing and steep snow-climbing skills to their resume, Mount Baker is perfect. It’s got everything Mount Rainier has—glaciers, crevasses, ice falls, steep ice, steep snow, craggy rock spires—and more. Situated within the wild North Cascades, often called the Switzerland of America, Baker comes with pristine wilderness and a sense of solitude that is unique among the Cascade Volcanoes. —Peter Potterfield, in his article on Mount Baker vs. Mount Rainier
Mount Baker is an ideal setting for a private mountaineering trip with friends and family. If you are interested in climbing Mount Baker with your personal group, we highly recommend buying out one of our scheduled 3-Day Climbs. These scheduled trips use our established Sandy Camp setup, with tents and cooking equipment already in place. Rental items such as crampons, helmets, ice axes, and foam pads are also available at this established camp. Because a large portion of equipment is already on the mountain, climbers are spared carrying this extra weight. Pack weight for a scheduled Baker climb is 35lbs, while pack weight for a private climb outside of this regular schedule is 45-50lbs.
Please contact our office for more information about buying out a 3-Day Mount Baker Climb.
My course was very enjoyable. I felt the skill coverage was comprehensive and expect to immediately use the skills on mountains like Hood, Shasta, and maybe Denali in the future.