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Upcoming Trips

February

ski-touring

Backcountry Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

Offered weekly January through April! Crystal Mountain's backcountry holds a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come and discover it with us. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!

$255
ski-touring

Backcountry Day Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

Offered weekly January through April! The mountains in Seattle's backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the amazing terrain north of Snoqualmie Pass. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!

$240
avalanche-education

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course - Snoqualmie Pass

VERY IMPORTANTPlease scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, and in person versus Zoom classroom options). This 24-hour course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip.  The importance of record keeping, communicating, and making continuous decisions about hazards while in the backcountry will be demonstrated while in the field and you will learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught.  

 

$550
avalanche-education

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course - Crystal Mountain

This 24-hour course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip.  The importance of record keeping, communicating, and making continuous decisions about hazards while in the backcountry will be demonstrated while in the field and you will learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught.  Please scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, and in person versus Zoom classroom options).

 

$550
avalanche-education

AIARE 2 Avalanche Course

The AIARE 2 course builds on your experience as a backcountry traveler. You will learn tools to apply the AIARE Framework, the repeatable process you learned in an AIARE 1, to new situations and to self-direct your learning after the course. You will learn more skills to connect weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. This can enable you to act as a leader within a small travel group and to identify and target reducing uncertainty about the terrain or conditions. We offer this course with field days at Snoqualmie Pass or Crystal Mountain.  Please scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, location, and in person versus Zoom classroom options).

 

$550
ski-touring

1-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Are you curious about backcountry touring? Have you tried it, but want a more structured introduction? This course is designed for competent inbound skiers or riders with little or no backcountry experience. You'll learn about the gear, its use and the basics of touring while actually moving through the landscapes of Snoqualmie Pass. This course is also offered at Crystal Mountain.

$240
ski-touring

1-Day Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

Are you curious about backcountry touring? Have you tried it, but want a more structured introduction? This course is a safe and fun place to gain experience in the sport of backcountry skiing or splitboarding. You will learn about backcountry gear and the basics of touring while actually moving through the landscapes of Snoqualmie Pass with our professional guides.  This course is also offered at Snoqualmie Pass.

$255
avalanche-education

Avalanche Refresher Course

There is so much good information in an AIARE  1 course, it is worth brushing up on it!

$200
ski-touring

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Have you been longing to take your skiing and riding skills into the backcountry but don’t know where to start? The goal of our three day course is to give people a foundation in the use of the gear and the skills to plan and execute a simple tour.

We also offer this ski touring course at Crystal Mountain.

 

$700
ski-touring

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

Have you been longing to take your skiing and riding skills into the backcountry but don’t know where to start? The goal of our three day course is to give people a foundation in the use of the gear and the skills to plan and execute a simple tour. 

We also offer this ski touring course at Snoqualmie Pass.

 

 

 

$800
ski-touring

Advanced Ski Touring Course

This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience.  You will ski a lot of vert in the Snoqualmie backcountry while learning in depth tour planning, route finding, gear management, terrain management, decision making, uphill and downhill movement skills, and much more from our professional ski guides. You will meet 2 consecutive weekends in February.

$895
ski-touring

Navigation Course

Navigating in the mountains is one of the most important skills a backcountry traveler can acquire. This course consists of an indoor lecture in North Bend (or on Zoom), and a subsequent nighttime ski tour conducted entirely in the dark.

$250
avalanche-education

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

This one-day (8-hour) course is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn companion rescue, and returning students will expand their skills with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice. You should be able to travel off-trail on ungroomed or unmaintained terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow, but there are no other prerequisites for this course.  This course is taught at Snoqualmie Pass.

$215
alpine-climbing

Ice Climbing Course

Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.

$250
ski-touring

3-Day Women's Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Have you been longing to take your skiing and riding skills into the backcountry but don’t know where to start? Join like minded women for our three day course where our goal is to give you a foundation in the use of the gear and the skills to plan and execute a simple tour. 

 

 

 

 

$700
avalanche-education

AIARE 1 Plus Avalanche Course

This course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard PLUS an extra field day to gain a deeper understanding of terrain management and winter backcountry travel skills. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip. The importance of record keeping, communicating, and making continuous decisions about hazards while in the backcountry will be demonstrated while in the field and you will learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught.  The extra field day ensures that you will have ample time to review and practice all of the information and skills.

 

$650

March

ski-touring

Ski Touring in the Fjords of Norway

The ski touring trip into the Norwegian fjords around Romsdalen is a world-class experience. The lands along the Norwegian Coast have been inhabited for thousands of years and yet a lot of the primeval character of the landscape remains. The meeting of mountains and ocean is truly remarkable. The coastline may very well be the most complicated one in the world. Thousands of fjords ranging from a few hundred meters to over 100 kilometers make up the coast of Norway. After having been there, we saw just enough to realize that the skiing possibilities are just about endless.

$3,500
ski-touring

Ortler Ski Traverse

A fantastic week of ski touring in the high Italian Alps. We keep returning to the Valfurva Region because of the great combination of ski touring terrain, comfortable huts and Italian hospitality. The Branca and Pizzini huts are famous and the ski touring in this area just south of the Austrian Border is some of the best we have ever experienced.

$2,300
ski-touring

Backcountry Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

Offered weekly January through April! Crystal Mountain's backcountry holds a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come and discover it with us. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!

$255
ski-touring

Forbidden Ski Traverse

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every serious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about.

$1,200
ski-touring

Backcountry Day Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

Offered weekly January through April! The mountains in Seattle's backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the amazing terrain north of Snoqualmie Pass. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!

$240
avalanche-education

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course - Snoqualmie Pass

VERY IMPORTANTPlease scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, and in person versus Zoom classroom options). This 24-hour course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip.  The importance of record keeping, communicating, and making continuous decisions about hazards while in the backcountry will be demonstrated while in the field and you will learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught.  

 

$550
avalanche-education

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course - Crystal Mountain

This 24-hour course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip.  The importance of record keeping, communicating, and making continuous decisions about hazards while in the backcountry will be demonstrated while in the field and you will learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught.  Please scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, and in person versus Zoom classroom options).

 

$550
avalanche-education

AIARE 2 Avalanche Course

The AIARE 2 course builds on your experience as a backcountry traveler. You will learn tools to apply the AIARE Framework, the repeatable process you learned in an AIARE 1, to new situations and to self-direct your learning after the course. You will learn more skills to connect weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. This can enable you to act as a leader within a small travel group and to identify and target reducing uncertainty about the terrain or conditions. We offer this course with field days at Snoqualmie Pass or Crystal Mountain.  Please scroll down to the Trip Information section to see the specific configuration for each course (including dates, mode of travel, day of week for classroom and field days, location, and in person versus Zoom classroom options).

 

$550
ski-touring

1-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Are you curious about backcountry touring? Have you tried it, but want a more structured introduction? This course is designed for competent inbound skiers or riders with little or no backcountry experience. You'll learn about the gear, its use and the basics of touring while actually moving through the landscapes of Snoqualmie Pass. This course is also offered at Crystal Mountain.

$240
ski-touring

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Have you been longing to take your skiing and riding skills into the backcountry but don’t know where to start? The goal of our three day course is to give people a foundation in the use of the gear and the skills to plan and execute a simple tour.

We also offer this ski touring course at Crystal Mountain.

 

$700
ski-touring

Navigation Course

Navigating in the mountains is one of the most important skills a backcountry traveler can acquire. This course consists of an indoor lecture in North Bend (or on Zoom), and a subsequent nighttime ski tour conducted entirely in the dark.

$250
avalanche-education

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

This one-day (8-hour) course is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn companion rescue, and returning students will expand their skills with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice. You should be able to travel off-trail on ungroomed or unmaintained terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow, but there are no other prerequisites for this course.  This course is taught at Snoqualmie Pass.

$215
ski-touring

Whistler Backcountry Hut Trip

The high alpine ski touring in Garibaldi Provincial Park features everything you want in a hut trip: easy access, a spectacular setting in the backcountry of Whistler/Blackcomb ski area, heavily glaciated terrain, and lodging at the new Kees and Claire hut! It seems incredible that terrain of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Whistler ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience.

$1,280

April

ski-touring

Spearhead Traverse Express

Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse, a classic high alpine ski tour.  This 3-day trip has easy access, a spectacular setting in the backcountry of the continent's best ski area, heavily glaciated terrain, and even a new state-of-the-art hut, making it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It is incredible that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience.

$1,050
ski-touring

Spearhead Traverse

Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse. This high alpine ski tour in Garibaldi Provincial Park features everything it takes to become a classic. Easy access, a spectacular setting in the backcountry of Whistler/Blackcomb ski area, heavily glaciated terrain and even a hut (Yes! A stay at the new Kees and Claire hut is part of our trip!) make it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It seems incredible that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience.

$1,250
ski-touring

Valdez Ski Touring

Valdez is well known for its backcountry skiing, and the Thompson Pass area is one of our favorite ski mountaineering areas in the U.S. The mountains are wild and spectacular, but surprisingly easy to summit on skis. The snow pack is very maritime and therefore perfect for steeper lines. The fact that we get to stay in the port town of Valdez and enjoy great salmon dinners night after night makes this a uniquely Northwest American experience.

$2,600
ski-touring

Haute Route Ski Tour

The Haute Route is most likely the single most famous ski traverse in the Alps. Pro Guiding Service has guided this super classic ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt about 45 times in 5 different variations. We have guided the original route via the Valsorey hut, the "classic route" via Verbier, from Zermatt to Chamonix ending in Courmayeur and other variations in between. Our guides speak French and English. Martin Volken, the founder of Pro Guiding Service and IFMGA guide, grew up in the Zermatt valley and speaks German, French, Italian and English. Because of Martin's background as a Swiss Mountain guide we have many local connections in the area. Believe us, it makes a difference.

$2,995
ski-touring

Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse

Ski touring and ski mountaineering in the Bernese Oberland is the quintessential Swiss Alps experience. Pro Guiding Service has guided on the Konkordia glacier, the Jungfrau and the Finsteraarhorn region for well over 20 years in many variations. We have many local connections there and speak the local language. The area south of the Jungfraujoch is the most glaciated zone in the Alps.

$2,550
ski-touring

Mt. Baker Bullet Train: 1-Day Ski Summit

Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

$420
ski-touring

Forbidden Ski Traverse

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every serious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about.

$1,200
ski-touring

Backcountry Day Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

Offered weekly January through April! The mountains in Seattle's backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the amazing terrain north of Snoqualmie Pass. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!

$240
ski-touring

Sahale Peak Ski Tour

It's been named the best view summit in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Some folks claim that one can see over 200 Cascadian summits from the top at just under 9,000 feet. On this 2-day trip there is a touch of ski mountaineering involved to reach the actual summit. Skiing down the Sahale Arm or the Quien Sabe Glacier is moderate and the setting is spectacular.

$650
ski-touring

Snoqualmie Haute Route Ski Tour

The Snoqualmie Haute Route was pioneered by Martin Volken in 2000.  It is a multi-day alpine traverse through the big mountain terrain from Alpental to Mount Hinman and beyond.  This committing, rugged, and absolutely incredible traverse has brought new meaning to Snoqualmie Pass ski touring.

$1,200
ski-touring

Forbidden Ski Traverse Express

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every serious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about. This tour is the same route as the regular Forbidden Tour but we do it in 3 days instead of 4.

$1,050
ski-touring

Mt. Shuksan Ski via White Salmon Glacier

Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska. The 2-day White Salmon ski tour provides all the elements that make Mt. Shuksan great: a spectacular setting, long descents, and bona fide ski mountaineering challenges throughout.

$620
ski-touring

4-Day Ski Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Our Mt. Baker Ski Mountaineering course is the perfect course for the already experienced back country skier who is interested in exploring ski mountaineering in glaciated terrain. It is also ideally suited as preparation for multi-day ski tours that are not hut supplied. The course takes place on the north side of Mt. Baker on the Coleman Glacier or the south side of Mt. Baker on the Squak or Easton Glaciers.

$1,100
ski-touring

4-Day Ski Mountaineering Course - North Cascades

In this course you will ski into the heart of the North Cascades National Park and spend 4 days in the Boston Basin area, one of the best settings for a ski mountaineering course in the lower 48 states. You will learn techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route finding, tour planning, and steep skinning and skiing, all while camping and skiing big lines in incredible terrain.

$1,200
alpine-climbing

Crevasse Rescue Course

This 1-day course near Snoqualmie Pass will introduce you to the skills necessary for performing a crevasse rescue. This is a great course if you are new to mountaineering or looking for a refresher on the important systems of crevasse rescue.

$200
ski-touring

Glacier Peak Ski Summit

Over 4 days we will ski tour through a beautiful old-growth forest up into a vast expanse of subalpine meadows, climb to the summit of this broad stratovolcano in the heart of the North Cascades wilderness, then enjoy a memorable ski descent all the way back to camp.

$1,080

May

ski-touring

Mt. Baker Bullet Train: 1-Day Ski Summit

Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

$420
ski-touring

Forbidden Ski Traverse

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every serious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about.

$1,200
ski-touring

Sahale Peak Ski Tour

It's been named the best view summit in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Some folks claim that one can see over 200 Cascadian summits from the top at just under 9,000 feet. On this 2-day trip there is a touch of ski mountaineering involved to reach the actual summit. Skiing down the Sahale Arm or the Quien Sabe Glacier is moderate and the setting is spectacular.

$650
ski-touring

2-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come join us!

$650
ski-touring

Pickets Ski Traverse

A ski traverse through the famed Picket Range of the North Cascades National Park. This trip is the experience of a lifetime.

$1,700
ski-touring

3-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit

Mt. Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical! It is a treat to take 3 days to enjoy this amazing mountain.

$900
ski-touring

Forbidden Ski Traverse Express

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every serious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about. This tour is the same route as the regular Forbidden Tour but we do it in 3 days instead of 4.

$1,050
ski-touring

Mt. Shuksan Ski via White Salmon Glacier

Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska. The 2-day White Salmon ski tour provides all the elements that make Mt. Shuksan great: a spectacular setting, long descents, and bona fide ski mountaineering challenges throughout.

$620
ski-touring

4-Day Ski Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Our Mt. Baker Ski Mountaineering course is the perfect course for the already experienced back country skier who is interested in exploring ski mountaineering in glaciated terrain. It is also ideally suited as preparation for multi-day ski tours that are not hut supplied. The course takes place on the north side of Mt. Baker on the Coleman Glacier or the south side of Mt. Baker on the Squak or Easton Glaciers.

$1,100
ski-touring

4-Day Women's Ski Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Do you want to take your backcountry skiing to the next level? Our Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering course is the perfect course for the already experienced backcountry skier who is interested in exploring ski mountaineering in glaciated terrain. It is also ideally suited as preparation for multi-day ski tours that are not hut supplied. The course takes place on the north side of Mount Baker on the Coleman Glacier or the south side of Mt. Baker on the Squak or Easton Glaciers. Geared for women who have a passion for the backcountry and a desire to explore further.

 

$1,100
ski-touring

4-Day Ski Mountaineering Course - North Cascades

In this course you will ski into the heart of the North Cascades National Park and spend 4 days in the Boston Basin area, one of the best settings for a ski mountaineering course in the lower 48 states. You will learn techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route finding, tour planning, and steep skinning and skiing, all while camping and skiing big lines in incredible terrain.

$1,200
alpine-climbing

Crevasse Rescue Course

This 1-day course near Snoqualmie Pass will introduce you to the skills necessary for performing a crevasse rescue. This is a great course if you are new to mountaineering or looking for a refresher on the important systems of crevasse rescue.

$200
ski-touring

Glacier Peak Ski Summit

Over 4 days we will ski tour through a beautiful old-growth forest up into a vast expanse of subalpine meadows, climb to the summit of this broad stratovolcano in the heart of the North Cascades wilderness, then enjoy a memorable ski descent all the way back to camp.

$1,080

June

ski-touring

2-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come join us!

$650
ski-touring

3-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit

Mt. Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical! It is a treat to take 3 days to enjoy this amazing mountain.

$900
alpine-climbing

2-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this strenuous but technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip!

$650
alpine-climbing

Forbidden Peak Climb

Climbing Forbidden Peak via any route is a quintessentially North Cascadian experience. All the classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge, or the lonely North Ridge - are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.

$1,150
alpine-climbing

4-Day Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Learn mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue and ice climbing on many glaciers of Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48, and we have been guiding there for over a decade.

$1,100
alpine-climbing

Crevasse Rescue Course

This 1-day course near Snoqualmie Pass will introduce you to the skills necessary for performing a crevasse rescue. This is a great course if you are new to mountaineering or looking for a refresher on the important systems of crevasse rescue.

$200
alpine-climbing

3-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast.  Climb this technically moderate 10,781' peak with us on a 3 day day trip.  We will climb via the Coleman-Deming route or the Easton Glacier.  We also offer this trip as a 2-day climb.

If our prescheduled dates don't work with your schedule, just give us a call at 425-888-6397 x2 to make a private arrangement.

$900

July

rock-climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing

Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills.  This 2-day course will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas around North Bend are the perfect classroom, and are located just 30 miles from Seattle.

$445
alpine-climbing

Matterhorn Hornli Ridge and Zermatt day trips

Just about every mountaineer wants to climb the Matterhorn at some point. We'll do it...and then some.

$4,950
alpine-climbing

Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimneys is one of the very classic Cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all: hike through amazing scenery, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid at the top of Mount Shuksan.

$1,150
alpine-climbing

2-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this strenuous but technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip!

$650
alpine-climbing

Mt. Baker North Ridge

The Mt. Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

$1,150
alpine-climbing

Forbidden Peak Climb

Climbing Forbidden Peak via any route is a quintessentially North Cascadian experience. All the classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge, or the lonely North Ridge - are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.

$1,150
alpine-climbing

Mount Rainier Climb

Mount Rainier is extraordinary.  At 14,411 feet Mount Rainier is the third highest peak in the lower 48 states and arguably the most massive, high alpine peak. We will climb Mount Rainier via either the Kautz Glacier or Emmons Glacier for a more enjoyable experience away from the crowds. These routes are slightly more advanced than the standard Disappointment Cleaver Route.

$2,000
alpine-climbing

4-Day Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Learn mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue and ice climbing on many glaciers of Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48, and we have been guiding there for over a decade.

$1,100
alpine-climbing

3-Day Mountaineering Course - North Cascades

In this course you will be introduced to  all aspects of classic mountaineering in the arguably most diverse venue in the lower 48 states - the North Cascades National Park. The immediate access to moderately crevassed glaciers, steep climbing on great rock and exposed ridge travel make the Boston Basin area the ideal setting for a mountaineering course.

$1,050
alpine-climbing

Mt. Shuksan via the Sulphide

Climbing Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier is a special experience. The approach consists of a hike through old growth forest and a short ascent up a snowfield to the spectacular camp on the Sulphide Glacier. The summit days consists of a mellow glacier climb to the 800 foot summit pyramid. Here the nature of the climb changes radically and becomes a steep snow climb in early season or an easy, but engaging rock scramble in 4th and easy 5th class terrain in the later season. Either way you will be belayed by our experienced guides on the way up with some rappelling on the way down. A spectacular way to experience the rugged cascades on one of the most photographed mountains in North America.

$1,050
alpine-climbing

3-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast.  Climb this technically moderate 10,781' peak with us on a 3 day day trip.  We will climb via the Coleman-Deming route or the Easton Glacier.  We also offer this trip as a 2-day climb.

If our prescheduled dates don't work with your schedule, just give us a call at 425-888-6397 x2 to make a private arrangement.

$900
alpine-climbing

Glacier Peak Climb

The most remote of Washington's 5 major volcanoes, Glacier Peak provides a long walk through an old-growth rain forest, vast expanses of subalpine meadows, easy to moderate glacier travel, and a 10,541 foot summit deep in the heart of the North Cascades.

$1,080

August

alpine-climbing

Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimneys is one of the very classic Cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all: hike through amazing scenery, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid at the top of Mount Shuksan.

$1,150
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2-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this strenuous but technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip!

$650
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Mt. Baker North Ridge

The Mt. Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

$1,150
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Forbidden Peak Climb

Climbing Forbidden Peak via any route is a quintessentially North Cascadian experience. All the classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge, or the lonely North Ridge - are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.

$1,150
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4-Day Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Learn mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue and ice climbing on many glaciers of Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48, and we have been guiding there for over a decade.

$1,100
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3-Day Mountaineering Course - North Cascades

In this course you will be introduced to  all aspects of classic mountaineering in the arguably most diverse venue in the lower 48 states - the North Cascades National Park. The immediate access to moderately crevassed glaciers, steep climbing on great rock and exposed ridge travel make the Boston Basin area the ideal setting for a mountaineering course.

$1,050
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Mt. Shuksan via the Sulphide

Climbing Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier is a special experience. The approach consists of a hike through old growth forest and a short ascent up a snowfield to the spectacular camp on the Sulphide Glacier. The summit days consists of a mellow glacier climb to the 800 foot summit pyramid. Here the nature of the climb changes radically and becomes a steep snow climb in early season or an easy, but engaging rock scramble in 4th and easy 5th class terrain in the later season. Either way you will be belayed by our experienced guides on the way up with some rappelling on the way down. A spectacular way to experience the rugged cascades on one of the most photographed mountains in North America.

$1,050
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3-day Women's Mountaineering Course - Mt. Baker

Mount Baker is arguably the best location in the lower 48 for a mountaineering course!  This course is for women wanting an introductory or refresher course on mountaineering skills including glacier travel and crevasse rescue. You will be learning and climbing with a group of like-minded women! We hope to provide a female guide for this course, but cannot always guarantee that.

$900
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3-Day Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast.  Climb this technically moderate 10,781' peak with us on a 3 day day trip.  We will climb via the Coleman-Deming route or the Easton Glacier.  We also offer this trip as a 2-day climb.

If our prescheduled dates don't work with your schedule, just give us a call at 425-888-6397 x2 to make a private arrangement.

$900
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Glacier Peak Climb

The most remote of Washington's 5 major volcanoes, Glacier Peak provides a long walk through an old-growth rain forest, vast expanses of subalpine meadows, easy to moderate glacier travel, and a 10,541 foot summit deep in the heart of the North Cascades.

$1,080

September

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Mt. Shuksan via the Sulphide

Climbing Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier is a special experience. The approach consists of a hike through old growth forest and a short ascent up a snowfield to the spectacular camp on the Sulphide Glacier. The summit days consists of a mellow glacier climb to the 800 foot summit pyramid. Here the nature of the climb changes radically and becomes a steep snow climb in early season or an easy, but engaging rock scramble in 4th and easy 5th class terrain in the later season. Either way you will be belayed by our experienced guides on the way up with some rappelling on the way down. A spectacular way to experience the rugged cascades on one of the most photographed mountains in North America.

$1,050

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