Directions to IMG Headquarters
The IMG office is located in Ashford, WA, just before the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park:
Ashford, WA 98304
Set your GPS: N 46°45', 27.6" W 122°01', 20.4' Altitude: 1658', or:
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Driving Directions to IMG Headquarters in Ashford, WA:
East on Hwy. 512 (towards Puyallup)
Take 2nd exit (Mt. Rainier exit)
Turn right (this is Pacific Av./Hwy. 7)
Stay on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
At Elbe the road will curve and change to 706 E.
Follow 706 E. to Ashford
East on Hwy. 12 to Morton
North on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
Turn right on 706 E.
Follow 706 E. to Ashford
Upon reaching the small town of Ashford, drive through town and pass a brown sign on your right that says "Park Entrance 5". Another ¼ mile further, turn left at the blue and white International Mountain Guides sign onto a new asphalt driveway which will take you to our new Ashford Headquarters.
Shuttle service is available from SeaTac airport via Shuttle Express. One way cost is $254 for a van that holds one to ten passengers. Shuttle Express' phone number is (425) 981-7000.
Taxis run about $2.25 per mile. It is approximately 75 miles from SeaTac to Ashford, so the one-way taxi fare will be approximately $170, plus tip.
There is no public bus service to Ashford. The best you can do is take the bus from SeaTac to the Graham Public Library for $1.50, and then call for a taxi from there (about 40 miles ($90) from Graham to Ashford.) Use the Pierce County Transit Website to check schedules.
Help with Travel: CTT Destinations
International Mountain Guides has worked for many years with the staff at CTT Destinations to provide professional travel service for participants in our programs. For help with your plans, we urge you to contact Pirjo at:
TravelEx Travel Select
(You must add the optional Adventurer Plus Pak for mountain climbing coverage.) Many of our customers find that the Travel Select coverage fits their requirements, with both primary and comprehensive coverage. Best of all, Travel Select allows for complete customization with upgrades including "Lifestyle Paks" and "Transportation Pak".
Travel Guard may be another option for Trekkers.
*Please note that Travel Guard does not offer a policy that meets IMG's travel insurance requirement to cover evacuation, repatriation and medical expenses while on any "Mountaineering" programs.