Price & Schedule

Price

$2,475.00

Payment Policy

  • A deposit of $500.00 is due at the time of registration to reserve a space on the course.
  • Each deposit includes a $300.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to course start date, unless otherwise specified, and can be paid by check, wire transfer, ACH or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%.
  • When registering for a trip within 120 days of its departure, full trip cost is due upon registration.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the course.
  • Trip reservation changes, if available, are subject to a $100 change fee.

Price Includes

  • Round trip transportation from Seattle to Mount Rainier
  • NPS climbing cost recovery fee and park entrance fee
  • Guide fees (4:1 climber-to-guide ratio)
  • Group equipment such as ropes, snow and ice protection etc.
  • Liquid fuel for white gas stoves (canister fuel is available for purchase)
  • Cotton Alpine Ascents t-shirt

Price Does Not Include

  • Personal gear (see equipment list)
  • Meals on Course
  • Meals while not climbing, including breakfast Day 1 and Dinner Day 8.
  • Transportation to/from Seattle, Washington
  • Hotels/lodging in Seattle. (We have a preferred arrangement with and the Marqueen Hotel, 2 blocks from our office)
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure ( evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance

2023 Schedule

January 7 – 14, 2023 – Sold Out
February 4 – 11, 2023 – Sold Out
March 4 – 11, 2023
March 18 – 25, 202 – Sold Out
April 1 – 8, 2023

Other Denali Prep options during the summer months:
Cascades 6 Day Mountaineering Course
Rainier 8 Day Mountaineering Course
Cascades-Rainier 10 Day Mountaineering Course

  • Please contact our office for the most up to date availability for each departure.
  • All land prices listed below, round trip airfare not included.
  • Dates & Prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page) within 21 days of booking your trip.
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Rainier Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $300.00 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Full refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 120-days prior to the course start date.
  • 50% refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 90-119 days prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 89-days prior to the course start date.
  • Alpine Ascents International will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

Trip cancellation insurance allows you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents. In many situations, this is the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

The course was excellent. The guides made a significant effort to compare everything we did to an actual Denali expedition. That really put me at ease and helped me understand expectations for a future Denali trip.

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Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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