Very well organized from the beginning when I first contacted the office through the climb itself. The office staff helped me choose the best possible climb for my interest and ability and the written materials I received were completed and helped my choose my gear correctly, which can be confusing for a beginning climber. Your reputation is well-deserved, I would definitely choose a trip with you again.
Mount Baker 3 Day Climb Testimonials
Excellent. Climbing Mt. Baker was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The guides were easy to talk to and fun to be around. There was plenty of food, enough time for rest and lots of time for hands on learning and asking questions.
I was very pleased – there was excellent documentation and guidance prior to the climb. The fitness goals were very helpful and definitely helped us ready for the demands of the climb. The trip was excellent. As good if not even better than any other climbing related program I’ve participated in.
From start to finish, I knew we were with the right outfit. It was an unforgettable experience, a true lifetime experience. Across the board my guides all showed great leadership. I’m a teacher myself and these guys know how to teach. I not only learned and felt confident, but I had a great deal of fun in the process. People learn better when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves and they were awesome at this. They were funny smart, charming, gentle and accommodating. It must have been a huge challenge to take an all-women group, spanning 4 decades of cancer survivors. We were an incredible mixed bag of skills, ability and attitude and these guys made us feel special. Gentlemen to the bone!!!! Cancer was forced on me, I had no choice but to face that challenge, but climbing Baker I CHOSE, for myself and pushed through a lot of fear and limitations as I hoped I would. I hurt this morning but I am alive and well and a stronger, better woman for this experience. I also made great friends!!!
It was incredible! Start to finish, I found this adventure to be satisfying, rewarding and enjoyable. Yes, absolutely. I felt that the initial instruction/overview at the trailhead was direct and instilled confidence that I was in good hands and that we had a plan for us to be successful and to enjoy ourselves throughout the trek. They were all very experienced and knowledgeable about mountaineering and I felt like I could ask them any questions about Baker or other mountains in the area. The office staff is exceptional and super friendly. I feel super comfortable with this team and the communication they provided leading up to our trip. I think overall I’m pleased with the experience. I think that you guys run a lot of trips so I’m sure it’s time intensive to connect with each climber/client. I think you did a great job sending emails and checking in and the gear check was a nice opportunity to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall really happy with this experience.
It was amazing! I had a wonderful experience. I’m so glad that I had this opportunity and that I was able to experience it with great people. During the entire climb I felt safe and secure and always felt that I was in good hands. Never did I have a feeling of uncertainty. Even though the guides had ideas with how they wanted to proceed with our climb/camping, they always included us in the decision process. They clearly explained their point of view and rationale for a decision and made sure we were all on board. They were rockstars! I couldn’t have asked for better guides. Even when we got caught in a lightning and thunder storm they stayed positive and maintained a happy disposition. Throughout the climb they were exceptionally encouraging and motivating. Again, I couldn’t have been luckier with the guides I had. I found the responses to emails to be prompt and thorough; each question I raised was addressed. Once I was at AAI, everyone I encountered was tremendously friendly and welcoming.
Absolutely! This was a well balanced team. I learned a lot and, as always, had a fantastic time. They struck a good balance with a relatively experienced team of climbers. Yes they did. Craig did a great job (well, everyone really) overall for the climb. I have climber several times with Devin and he also provided great leadership especially for the team that did the rock climb on the top. This was my first time climbing with Josh and he did a fantastic job working with our rope team. He was great about keeping us informed about what he was doing and our different approach as we hit the rock portion of our climb. He made it fun and easy and did a fantastic job! Yes, all of the guides were great. They adjusted well with our group (who all know each other very well). It was really a good mix of people and personalities. I had to coordinate with serval people to adjust times and confirm equipment, etc. They were all great, responsive and easy to deal with. Gear check went smoothly. I have to say that for a climb that is not done as often or with as many people that everything went smoothly. It all really worked out well and I have no changes or improvements. Fantastic job by all parties (communications, office staff, gear check, guides)!