Mount Rainier / Cascades Blog

8/7 13-Day Course: Photos!

AAI Guide Stephen Williams just returned from the epic 13-day mountaineering course.  The team covered a lot of ground over the past two weeks – glacier mountaineering on Baker, rock climbing in Leavenworth,  alpine climbing in Washington Pass, and stupendous alpine climbing in Boston Basin.   Here are just a few snapshots from their week.

8/7 13-day course: photos!

8/7 13-day course: photos!

8/7 13-day course: photos!


7/30 9-Day Course: Headed up Rainier!

After a jam-packed 6-days on Mount Baker learning the ropes (pun intended) of glacier travel, the 9-Day course is currently headed up mighty Mount Rainier.  Currently they are on route to Camp Muir.   Below are some photos from earlier in the trip.

7/30 9-day course

7/30 9-day course

7/25 8-Day Intermediate Course: Photos!

The 8-day Intermediate Course had a banner time climbing in Washington Pass / Boston Basin last week.  Check out some of the course highlights in photo form.

washington pass

alpine rock 2


7/25 8-day intermediate course: photos!

8/1 3-Day Muir Climb – Summit Success!

AAI Guide Lakpa Rita checked in from Ingraham Flats after a successful summit climb!   The team reported excellent climbing conditions.  They are headed down the mountain to take advantage of a much needed celebratory meal.

7/25 8-Day Intermediate Course: Climbs Sharkfin Tower

AAI Guide Victor McNeil just checked in from the base of Sharkfin Tower in beautiful Boston Basin.  The team climbed the Southeast Ridge (5.0) as a warm-up for the ultra-classic West Ridge of Forbidden tomorrow.

7/25 8-day intermediate course: climbs sharkfin tower

I was thrilled to be in Antarctica. The plane ride over was exciting. The scenery was spectacular. I have always found Alpine Ascents to be excellent compared to other groups I’ve traveled with.


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