This was by far the best experience I have had during any climb. I just love the culture that has been created at AAI. I am always treated respectfully and with true interest. I just loved the experience. It is one of the high points of my life….still makes me cry from sheer joy.
Mount Rainier 4 Day Emmons Climb Testimonials
It was a great experience and couldn’t imagine a better led expedition. Each of the four guides filled their roles expertly.
Very much, on every dimension. Particularly impressed with the detail orientation and organization that flowed through the prep and the climb, the quality of the guides, and the level of personalization.
I have now participated in 4 AAI climbs in Washington. I think the program is great overall. The guides I have had have been both professional and personable resulting in a sense of confidence and safety regarding the climb as well as fun. I have heard a few anecdotal stories from fellow climbers about other companies and those experiences were lesser than any of my AAI experiences.
Yes, tremendously. The knowledge, expertise, and human relations and communications skills of the guides were very high level. We benefited from good weather and favorable route conditions.
I deeply enjoyed my expedition, it was a fantastic and, in most ways, ideal introduction to technical glacier travel. My guides were rock stars, the weather was superb, the route was challenging and gratifying and yet accessible, and I felt I was adequately prepared in some part thanks to AAI’s clear insistence on fitness preparation.
I very much enjoyed the expedition. Every day on Rainier was filled with all the excitement the environment had to offer us, yet the guides made sure that we were comfortably within the margins of safety. Excellent leadership by the guides, a beautiful and sufficiently challenging climb.