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

The course was extremely well done. The guides did an amazing job going over the topics, and defining what was important. They also expanded on existing techniques and provided real world examples and life lessons to support what does and doesn’t work. -2019 Climber

The 9 day North Cascades/Rainier climb was fantastic. The skills learned were invaluable and I feel much more equipped to go glacier climbing. Combining the 6 day North Cascades course with a 3 day Rainier climb is a great idea and I loved every day of it.

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