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Why Climb with Us

Why Climb with us on our Cascades 13 Day Mountaineering Course

  • One of the worlds finest and most longstanding Guide Staffs.
  • Offers extensive training in both glacier and alpine rock climbing
  • Unique 3 location training
  • 4:1 or 3:1 climber to guide ratio
  • The 13-Day course (along with our 6 day course) has been the foundation of our school for over 20 years
  • Excellent value as compared to courses inside a National Park
  • Summit Attempt of North Cascades Peaks (generally Mt. Baker or Eldorado) – One of the World’s most exciting and stunning Mountain Ranges
  • 12 nights on the mountain
  • Full days of instruction in the field with highly skilled professional teachers on superb glaciated terrain
  • 6 climbers per team maximum size
  • Full gear check and gear explanation before climb
  • Transportation provided to/from Seattle to course location
  • Alpine Ascents International has been leading mountaineering courses for over 20 years
  • Each climber gets an evaluation from the guide
  • Gear rental available for all Alpine Ascents climbers
  • Each climber receives t-shirt or logo item
  • Completes prerequisite for many advanced Alpine Ascents climbs

I really enjoyed this course! The course was designed to provide high quality mountaineering education to beginner climber in terms of guides, course material and locations. I feel confident that I can use the learned skills and build upon them to be an efficient climber.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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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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