Cascades-Rainier 9 Day Mountaineering Course Gear List
Each item on the list below is required unless specified to be optional.
If seasonal fluctuations impact the requirement for an item on your list, it will be specified.
Item images represent one product suggestion for that item.
Item images may or may not reflect the model of item available for rent.
Rental Reservation Instructions
Items with a price & check box may be rented.
Check the box of any item you desire to rent.
Complete the personal detail section at the bottom of the page, and click submit.
Please note that rentals are not available for non-Alpine Ascents clients.
If you wish to learn more about any piece of gear, the online Gear Lexicon is available 24/7.
A printable/downloadable PDF version of the Gear Lexicon may also be accessed here.
For in-depth articles, pro-tips, and advice on select subjects, check out our blog.
Our experienced staff are happy to speak with you via phone, or via email.
The Alpine Ascents Gear Store offers a wide range of products to suit your needs. All registered climbers are welcome to utilize the discount code contained in your confirmation materials.
Yes, I enjoyed the course and it exceeded my expectations in every way. After completing it, I feel 100% confident on using the skills I learned and would be ready to use them on future climbs. I couldn’t have asked for better guides, and their teaching style worked well with my learning style!
A common question we have from our course participants before they arrive for their trips is how to rig up an expedition sled to their pack. This technique is super useful for any of our Alaska programs – and is especially crucial on Denali. Matt Miller discusses this process below.
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Climbers prepare for an 8-day winter mountaineering trip on Mount Rainier Pack Like a Pro, Not Like an Advertisement Place a large cup on a table. Fill it with stones. Then, fill the empty spaces with pea gravel. Next, pour sand into it. Only after that last step can the cup be considered full- this […]