Certified AMGA and IFMGA Guided Alpine Climbing in the North Cascades Washington.
With the highest concentration of the most heavily glaciated mountain terrain in the lower 48 states, and with some of the most remote and rugged wilderness as well; alpine climbing in Washington’s Cascades is a true gem of an experience.
Whether training or climbing on the heavily glaciated and technical terrain of Mount Baker, a more extended wilderness excursion to some of the range’s lesser known but aesthetic and remote mountain summits, or alpine rock climbing on the flawless granite of Washington Pass, you will be assured to get both the feeling of remote wilderness and the joy of high quality alpine climbing in one experience !
Known mostly amongst intrepid climbing circles for the behemoth and crowded slopes of Mount Rainier, within eye sight of downtown Seattle, the remaining peaks of the Cascades offer a truly different experience for the willing alpine climber and mountaineer. Mount Baker offers similar, big complicated glacier travel, yet with a fraction of the crowds; Mount Shuksan offers beautiful and aesthetic rock, snow, and ice climbing adventures in a beautiful and remote setting; while the granite spires of Washington Pass offers some of the most easily accessed true alpine rock climbing in the Lower 48.
Remote, challenging, big, glaciated, bad weather, these are just a few of the words that sum up what climbing in the Cascades means. These are big mountains by American standards. They have the largest glaciers in the US (outside of Alaska), and successfully summiting these rugged and remote mountains takes much more then just physical fitness and skills. A true place for adventure seekers and explorers, these unforgiving mountains require a full complement of mountaineering skills…..snow travel, glacier travel, ice axe and crampon use, wilderness travel and camping, navigation and route-finding, and a thirst for some powerful wilderness!