Why Climb with Us

Why Climb with Us on our Rainier Denali Preperation Course

  • One of the world’s finest and most longstanding Guide Staffs.
  • Intensive glacier training, developing mountaineering skills
  • Summit Attempt of Mt. Rainier via lesser traveled Emmons Glacier
  • 7 nights on the mountain
  • 4:1 climber to guide ratio for training days
  • Full gear check and gear explanation before climb
  • Transportation provided to/from Seattle to Mt. Rainier
  • 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

Being on Rainier in the winter was a truly unique experience. With the storm we had on the first 2 days, it was likely that we were the only people on the mountain. It gave a feeling of being completely on our own, which heightened the lessons our guides were teaching about self sufficiency, self […]

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