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Mount Rainier's Unique Natural History

IMG is committed to working with the National Park Service to educate Park visitors and our clients about environmental stewardship and protecting the resource and Wilderness character of the Park. In order to be good stewards of the mountain we all benefit from knowing the unique qualities and environmental challenges that Mount Rainier presents. A good place to start is to learn about the Park's Natural History. IMG has created a Natural History Brochure for this purpose. It includes:

  • The Geologic History of Mount Rainier
  • Glacier Hazards (crevasse formation, ice falls, snow avalanches)
  • Climate and Weather
  • Forests, Meadows, Fellfields
  • Animals
  • Human History
  • Mount Rainier National Park and Conservation

Green Practices at IMG

Taking people into the wilderness is our business so it is no secret that we're inherently vested in its protection. There are a lot of ways businesses and individuals can lessen their impact on the environment. Below you'll find the ways International Mountain Guides actively participates in the protection of our immediate surroundings here in Washington State as well as how we lessen our impact on the global environment. Mt. Rainier may be our home, but we have "offices" in dozens of countries, on scores of mountains and on all seven continents.

Your Role in Environmental Stewardship on Mt. Rainier

IMG has operational strategies to help reduce our impact on both Mount Rainier and the global environment. Our guests, however, play the biggest role in helping us to reduce our direct impact on the mountain.

Please take a minute to look over our brochure to learn more about steps you can take before your trip, including purchasing carbon offsets, your gear choices, and what you can do during your trip, by following Leave No Trace Principles.

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