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  • Sunrise over the Emmons Glacier as mountaineers climb the glacier
  • high and low clouds surround the mountains while the team descends on a rope during glacier travel
  • our guided group takes a break as the sun rises
  • the summit of mount rainier sits behind the climbing team on top of the interglacier
  • The scale of mount rainier hovers over tiny climbers on the Emmons glacier
  • blue skies and clouds over over climbers on the interglacier
  • a classic stunning sunrise over the Emmons glacier on mount rainier
  • the team navigates through crevasses with a rope to protect an unexpected fall
  • climbers descending glacier ice and snow on mount rainier national park
  • clouds fill the valley below climbers at sunrise in mount rainier national park
  • smirks and slugs on the faces of the 2022 climbing team
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Mount Rainier Summit Climb

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$800.00 USD
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$800.00 USD

Come join us on our annual Mount Rainier Climb via the Kautz or Emmons Glacier Route. This 5 day guided trip ascends to the Mount Rainier Summit over 5 days and 4 nights from July 14th - July 18th. 

This is a great trip for experienced mountaineers or those with a good level of athleticism. The Emmons Glacier is typically a longer glacier route that has sections steep snow that add a fun element to the route. At low ratios of 4 total guest and 2 guides, or a 2:1 guest to guide ratio. But don't worry most of the time it's a beautiful scenic walk up one of the Cascades most iconic volcanoes. 

Our 5 day trip starts off with a gear check the night before our departure in Greenwater Washington. The next day we plan to hike up to camp. On day 2 we have a short walk from camp. Ideally by day 4 we arise with an alpine start and climb under headlamp as the alpenglow casts over the Emmons Glacier. Gradually the morning turns to day and we climb up the mountain to the summit. We descend back to camp and enjoy all our hard work and the reward of the summit. Day 5 we walk out to the trailhead in time to grab a burger and beverages in town. 


Good For

  • Prior experience with ice axe, crampons, and glacier travel preferred but not required
  • Those with strong fitness for 5 days on the mountain
  • Someone who has summited Mount Baker (not required)


Day 0: Saturday July 13th 

  • Meet, greet, and gear check the evening prior to our trip departure

Day 1: Sunday July 14th 

  • Trailhead to Camp with breaks and snow school and self arrest

Day 2: Monday July 15th 

  • Hike to next Camp 
  • Glacier Travel Skill Development

Day 3: Tuesday July 16th 

  • Hike to next camp
  • Crevasse Rescue Skill Development
  • Or Summit Attempt

Day 4: Wednesday July 17th

  • Summit Attempt

 Day 5: Thursday July 18th

  • Hike out to Trailhead


Cancellation Policy


Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 21 days before the start date will be refunded minus 3% and $75 processing fee. Cancellations 20 days or less in advance of the start date will be given a Guided Exposure Credit, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 13 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 90 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
21 or more days before course or trip Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
20 to 14 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
13 or less before course start No Refund


   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
90 days before trip departure  Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
89 to 60 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
59 days or less before trip departure  No Refund