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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

Yes. The quality of instruction was phenomenal. I came into the trip with high expectations based on Alpine Ascent’s reputation in the industry and I came away from the experience with a deep appreciation for the value provided by our guides as teachers. I would recommend this course without hesitation.

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