Price & Schedule



Payments Policy

  • A deposit of $500.00 is due at the time of registration to reserve a space on the course.
  • Each deposit includes a $300.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to climb start date and can be paid by check, wire transfer,  or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%.
  • When registering for a trip within 120 days of its departure, full trip cost is due upon registration.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the course.
  • Trip reservation changes, if available, are subject to a $100 change fee.

Price Includes

  • Guide fees (5:1 climber-to-guide ratio)
  • Park fees
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Group equipment such as ropes, snow and ice protection etc.
  • Liquid fuel for white gas stoves (canister fuel is available for purchase)
  • Cotton Alpine Ascents t-shirt

Price Does Not Include

  • Personal equipment (see Gear List)
  • Meals – Part of our ethic is to teach self-sufficiency in the mountains, which includes backcountry cooking. See our suggested Food Plan.
  • Hotels/lodging in Seattle
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance

2022 Schedule

May 1 – 6 – Sold Out
May 8 – 13 – Sold Out
May 22 – 27 – Sold Out
June 5 – 10 – Sold Out
June 12 – 17 – Sold Out
June 26 – July 1 – Sold Out
July 3 – 8 – Sold Out
July 10 – 15 – Sold Out
July 17 – 22 – Ladies OnlySold Out
July 24 – 2 – Sold Out
July 31 – August 5 – Sold Out
August 7 – 12 – Sold Out
August 11 – 16 – Sold Out
August 14 – 19 – Sold Out
August 21 – 26 – 1 space open
August 28 – September 2 – Ladies Only* 3 spaces open
September 4 – 9 – Sold Out
September 11 – 16 – Sold Out
September 18 – 23 – Sold Out

*This course is run in conjunction with SheJumps. Open to all who identify as female. 


  • The availability listed on this page reflects changes within the last 48 hours.
  • Please review our Cancellation & Refund policy prior to booking.
  • Dates & Prices are subject to change.
  • Trip cancellation insurance should be purchased within 21 days of booking your course.

School Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $300.00 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Full refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 120-days prior to the course start date.
  • 50% refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 90-119 days prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 89-days prior to the course start date.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be made via email to our office within the deadlines stated above.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

Trip cancellation insurance allows you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

The course was fantastic. I was a total novice in cold weather camping and glacier climbing. In summary, I absolutely loved the course and can’t wait to do more with Alpine Ascents! They never said, do this because this is the way it should be done, but they took the time to explain why it should be done in a particular way, and the safety portions as well.

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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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