Why Climb Rainier with Alpine Ascents?

Mount Rainier (14,411 ft.) Washington

Which Route is Right For You?

We Offer Three Distinct Summit Climbs to Serve All Levels of Climbers:
(Each Team has a maximum size of 12: 8 climbers + 4 guides)

Program
Experience Level
Prerequisites
Climber-to-Guide Ratio
Beginner
Open to any physically fit
enthusiastic novice,
beginner or advanced beginner.
2:1
Beginner w/Skills
Open to advanced beginners.
A prior glacier climb is required.
e.g:   3-Day Mount Baker Climb
2:1
Intermediate
Open to those who performed well on the Emmons Glacier Climb or have completed
a week-long Mountaineering Course.
2:1
Intermediate
Open to those who have completed
a week-long Mountaineering Course and Ice Climbing Course - Bio subject to Approval.
2:1

We Offer Three Rainier Training Courses for the Beginner Climber:
 
Beginner
For the beginner or
intermediate climber.
4:1
2:1 on summit day
Beginner
For the beginner or
intermediate climber.
4:1
2:1 on summit day
Beginner
For the beginner or
intermediate climber.
4:1
2:1 on summit day

 

We Also Offer A Wide Variety of Mountaineering Courses for All Levels of Climber:

Level I Courses & Climbs ~ Beginner
6-Day Mountaineering Our Most Popular Course. Introduction to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue.
13-Day Mountaineering Our Most Demanding Course. Alpine Mountaineering with Rock & Ice.
Denali Preparation/Winter Mountaineering Prepare to climb Denali.
Backpacking/Wilderness Navigation For Newcomers to Wilderness Backpacking and Climbing.
Rock Climbing for Mountaineers  Introduction to Rock Climbing.
Mount Baker Summit Climb 3-Day beginner climb for those with some outdoor experience.

Level II Courses & Climbs ~ Intermediate
8-Day Mountaineering Complex challenges for Level I Graduates.
Ice Climbing Further development in Ice Climbing for Level I Graduates.
Mount Adams Climb 4-Day Climb for Level I Graduates or equivalent.
Mount Shuksan Climb 3-Day Climb for Level I Graduates or equivalent.

Private Courses
Private guides for groups, individualized training and specific peaks can be arranged by calling our office. Private training provides a wonderful opportunity for personalized programs from beginning to advanced levels. Complete Details

Level I Courses ~ Beginner
8-Day Mountaineering Our Most Popular Course. Introduction to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue in the wilds of the Alaska Range.
12-Day Mountaineering Intensive Introduction to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue in the Alaska Range.

Level II Courses ~ Intermediate
8-Day Mountaineering Complex challenges for Level I Graduates in the Alaska Range.
Alpine Rock Rock & Ice Instruction for Level I Graduates in Little Switzerland.

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