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

This course is exactly what I signed up for. My overall expectations from this course is that I would walk away with a baseline of skills and knowledge necessary to be a contributing member on a rope team. After this course, I feel confident that I can safely and effectively climb with more experienced friends on future climbs that will allow be to build upon the foundation I learned with AAI. -2019 Climber

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Felt like it was top quality and really well done. Guides were extremely knowledgeable and conveyed the information in a clear and concise manner. I feel prepared to use the skills in future climbs with some practice on my part. Baker school component offered those of us who live at sea […]

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