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Why Climb with Us

Why Climb with us on our 9 Day Rainier Baker Mountaineering Course?

  • One of the world’s finest and most longstanding Guide Staffs.
  • Opportunity for 2 summit days on Rainier – this is extremely unique to climbs of Rainier
  • Intensive glacier training, developing mountaineering skills
  • Travel to 2 distinct mountains
  • Summit Attempt of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker
  • Rainier Summit attempt via the popular Muir Route
  • Excellent training for expedition climbs such as Denali and Mt. Vinson
  • 7 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 understand the course to be an introduction to the sport and an exposure to the skills needed to minimize risk and enjoy the settings to the fullest. My intentions are to continue climbing for many years to come and I will absolutely consider Alpine Ascents my first choice for guiding on any of them as well as possibly attending some of the more advanced climbing courses offered.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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