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Expedition Mountaineering Course

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Northwest Mountain Guides

  • Locations

    Issaquah, Washington, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Climbing

  • Price
    $1300 USD per person
  • Duration

    6 Day Course : August 24 - 29th, 2014

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • Starting Location

    North Cascades NP Mount Baker Ranger District

  • Price Includes

    Olympus NP fees; Guided climb; Scheduled meals during the climb; Professional mountain guide; All group equipment (including tents, stoves, pickets, ropes)

  • Notes

    Above-average physical conditioning is required for most climbs in the Pacific Northwest. Prior climbing experience is beneficial, and basic now and ice climbing skills are introduced during the program. Tours do not include: Domestic Airfare; Trailhead parking pass fees; Lunch and snack food; Personal gear; Hotels or lodging; Trip cancellation insurance; Medical and evacuation coverage; Staff gratuities A complete clothing and equipment list will be sent out prior to departure


  • Be introduced to basic mountaineering skills, rest step, step kicking and pressure breathing, ice axe techniques and self arrest training
  • Learn crampon usage and techniques, glacier travel, climbing as a rope team
  • Introduction to anchors, crevasse rescue and self extrication,
  • Basic climbing knots, fixed line travel, basic ice climbing and alpine rock techniques

Trip Info

Learn how to mountain climb on glaciated peaks! Northwest Mountain Guides offers both four and six day mountaineering courses in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Taking a mountaineering course will help prepare you for the challenges of climbing higher peaks. Whether your goal is to discover if you like mountaineering, climb expedition peaks or learn independence in the mountains, NWMG can teach you the essential skills needed to be safe and successful while traveling on glaciated peaks. Our professional guides have a wealth of experience and will ensure you have an enjoyable adventure.


Your adventure awaits!

Northwest Mountain Guides

NW Mountain Guides is a guided tour company which covers some of the best routes in the Pacific Northwest. Each tour is led by veteran mountaineers who are dedicated to providing personal attention to all climbing customers. Specializing in treks and climbs, NW Mountain Guides will teach you the skills you need to climb safely and successfully in the mountains.

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