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 enjoyed it and the guides where great. It is a lot to learn in a short period of time, but being able to apply it to the Rainier climb right away was awesome. Our guides were super cool and taught us a lot.  Program was great, was very satisfied with the trip. I will be […]

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