There is no substitute for professional training when involved in recreation or work in the mountains, and based on first-hand experience, I have no hesitation in recommending Alpine Ascents' Mountaineering programs. Their professional approach to training, supported by their staff of highly qualified mountain guides, makes for a training experience that is as challenging and informative as it is safe and enjoyable. -Mark Lonsdale, Author, STTU Alpine Operations
Mount Rainier (14,410ft.) is the highest volcano and largest glaciated mountain in the contiguous U.S. This alpine giant is famous for its superior climbing as well as its pristine wilderness. The vast glaciers and alpine ridges of Mount Rainier offer challenges for the novice and veteran climber alike. Alpine Ascents provides a diversity of courses led by renowned professional guides to accommodate climbers of all skill levels.
Rainier School - We offer Three Distinct Training Programs:
We offer an 8 Day Emmons Glacier Training Program. This includes 5 days of intensive alpine training followed by a two day ascent of Mount Rainier via the Emmons Glacier Route.
Our classic Denali Preparation/Winter Mountaineering Course is now offered exclusively on Mount Rainier. This course is specifically designed for those who want to embrace the challenges of climbing Denali and/or develop extreme winter mountaineering skills.
The 10 Day North Cascades Training Course is for those seeking to quickly gain both skills and climbing experience. We offer our Cascades 6 Day Course followed with a climb of Mount Rainier via the challenging and scenic Kautz route or Emmons Glacier Route. This is a superb opportunity for those who want to put their new skills to an immediate test.