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Why Climb with Us

Why Climb with us on our 6 Day Baker Mountaineering Course

  • One of the world’s finest and most longstanding programs, This course was the first outing for many climbers
  • The 6-Day course has been the foundation of our school for over 20 years
  • Chance to climb on Mt. Baker, one of the premier training grounds in the US
  • Intensive glacier training, developing mountaineering skills
  • Excellent value compared to longer courses or courses in a National Park
  • Summit Attempt of Mt. Baker, highest point in the North Cascades, one of the World’s most exciting and stunning Mountain Ranges
  • 5 nights on the mountain
  • Full days of instruction in the field with highly skilled professional teachers on superb glaciated terrain
  • 10 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

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.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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