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Mount Rainier 2013 - Guided Ascent

  • Jun 29, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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The open spot was filled.   Alpine Ascents will notify us if any other openings come available.


Hello Hikers!

Some of your fellow Hiking and Nature hikers are planning a trip to Mt. Rainier in Seattle Washington in June 2013.

This will be a guided trip up Mt. Rainer (14,410 ft) using the guide service Alpine Ascents.

3 -Day Muir Climb via  the Muir corridor/Disappointment clever
This 3 day instructional course will teach you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering, including self arrest training, glacier and rope techniques while looking to summit Mt. Rainier. Successful completion of this program will give you the required skills for some of our more advanced expeditions Prior to your climb all team members will have an instructional gear check   which reviews the functionality of each piece of gear, wilderness ethics, LNT and mission statement of the National Park Service.

This three-day program via  the Muir corridor/Disappointment clever on Mount Rainier is the most popular climb on the mountain. It provides an extraordinary expedition experience while allowing you to attempt  the summit with the greatest ease and enjoyment. Our first night is spent in a private hut at Camp Muir (10,000 feet) already stocked with climbing gear, allowing for lighter packs on the approach. Our second night in a remote tent camp situated on the Ingraham Glacier at 11,000 feet gives us better acclimatization, a shorter summit day and a wilderness experience as we are climbing ahead of the larger groups leaving Camp Muir. All necessary training takes place on the mountain giving you more time to enjoy the wondrous beauty of Mount Rainier. This is our signature climb on Mount Rainier. We greatly look forward to having you join us this season.

3-Day Muir Climb Day-to-Day Itinerary

The advantages of this guide service includes:

- Less hotel expense, all time is on the Mountain

- Training is at 10,000 for  acclimatization

-  transportation from Seattle is included

Costs include:

- Round Trip Transportation from Seattle to Mount Rainier
- NPS Climbing Fee($43) and Park Entrance Fee
- NPS Climbing Fee($30) if under age 24. (Reduced fee will be applied to final balance)
- Guide Fees (2:1 climber-to-guide ratio)
- Dinners and Breakfasts on the mountain
- Pre trip meeting and gear check day before trip
- Group Equipment such as tents, ropes, and cooking gear etc.
- Cotton Alpine Ascents T-shirt

Route: Disappointment Clever Cost: $1,355.00 (includes transportation, breakfast and dinner) A $550  deposit ($200 refundable but see Alpine Ascents Cancellation Policy) with Alpine Ascents is required to secure your spot. Email Kennedy for details. Gear: Full mountaineering gear, plus technical gear, plus Zero F sleeping bag. (All of which can be rented.)




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  • Leon

    Timing bad. Will investigate IMG in August.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Kiran

    Just a heads up to anyone still looking to do rainier this year - a couple of spots opened up with IMG in August. I just came back from summitting with them. They are a fantastic bunch of guides. Please check their website if you are interested!

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Kiran

    Sorry for the delayed update, I'm doing this with IMG next week. Have fun y'all!

    May 9, 2013

  • Ben C.

    Mark I will investigate IMG thanks

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love t go if a spot opens.

    February 21, 2013

  • Mark (.

    For those interested, I am doing the trip in the link below with IMG. I summitted with them a few years ago, and am going back for this class in order to try to summit Denali in 2014 or 15. It's more expensive, but there is more training and we will be on the mountain longer.

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If a spot opens up I am most definitely interested.

    January 21, 2013

  • Preston L.

    we seem to have a mismatch between the description (Washington State) and the location on this page: Mt Rainier Dr, San Rafael, Ca (map)

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Andre

    December 13, 2012


    Hi Due to a personal problem, I cannot go to Rainier next year with alpine ascents, so if someone is interested in going to Seattle please let me know so you can take my place with apline and they can refund me my money. thanks..also deposit ($550) must to be done in 7 days

    December 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Marcia - I will take your spot! Sorry that you can't make it any more.

      December 13, 2012

  • Cat H.

    I'm interested. Is this a mostly NYC group? Would we do practice hikes around NYC? When do we leave / get back?

    November 13, 2012

  • Kennedy


    September 11, 2012

  • Kennedy

    Please let me know when you have reserved.
    BTW - the non refundable part is $200, not $550.

    September 10, 2012

  • Kennedy

    The Alpine Ascents folks are kind enough to hold the June 29 - July 1 spot for us until Tuesday 5PM. This means we have the chance to have most of us together if we move quickly.. or[masked] - reserve the June 29 to July 1 date

    September 10, 2012

  • Kennedy

    Please be aware of the Date Change. JUNE 29 - JULY 1 is the date If we move quickly we can fill all eight spots before another group.

    September 10, 2012

  • Kennedy

    The Rainier reservations are open, please see my email about registering. The spots fill up fast so move quickly.

    September 10, 2012

  • Eva

    I decided to postpone it

    September 4, 2012

  • patti

    hey Kennedy this sounds awesome how much experience is needed for this trip?

    September 4, 2012

    • Aswini A.

      would love to know that as well. its a while away so could def train but would be good to hear some perspective

      September 4, 2012

    • Kennedy

      This trip will be using 40lb packs. You should be able to complete 5000' ft of elevation (2) Mt. Marcys, or Mt Washington's in a day. In addition, your recovery time should be around 8 to 10 hours. As far as experience, three or four alpine trips in the ADK or Whites in the winter will help you prepare. along with a steady regimen of gym training.

      September 4, 2012

  • Julie W


    September 4, 2012

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