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Why Climb with Us

Why Climb with us on our 10 Day Rainier Baker Mountaineering Course?

  • One of the world’s finest and most longstanding Guide Staffs.
  • most demanding course we offer with 2 summit climbs Baker and Rainier
  • Our Rainier summit attempt is via the Kautz Glacier – the most challenging route we guide on Rainier
  • Chance to learn ice climbing skills in preparation for Rainer climb via Kautz Glacier
  • Intensive glacier training, developing mountaineering skills
  • Travel to 2 distinct mountains
  • Summit Attempt of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker
  • Rainier Summit attempt via the technically challenging Kautz/Emmons Route
  • Excellent training for expedition climbs such as Denali and Mt. Vinson
  • 8 nights on the mountain
  • 2:1 climber to guide ratio on Rainier summit day
  • 8 climbers per team maximum size
  • Full gear check and gear explanation before climb
  • Transportation provided to/from Seattle to all climbing locations
  • 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 did very much so enjoy the course. I thought the material was taught at a good pace, with adequate amount of practice of the skills prior to the two ascents. The guides passed on their knowledge and experience by first talking, then demonstrating.

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