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Mount Rainier 4 Day Kautz Climb Testimonials

Challenging climb that benefited from top notch guide staff and great food.  Felt the gear list was reasonable and appropriate.  Guides were excellent at communication and making sure everyone was safe and was having a good time.

Ryan M.

I was very impressed with the quality of the guides. I thought they spent the appropriate amount of time balancing teaching skills versus focusing on the climb.

Jim C.

All of our guides did a tremendous job. Our lead guides leadership skills were incredible. He is truly an asset to your company. I look forward to more expeditions with him.

Alex R.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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