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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

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 do feel prepared to use the skills in future climbs with some practice on my part.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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