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Directions to IMG and Help with Travel

 

 

Directions to IMG Headquarters

The IMG office is located in Ashford, WA, just before the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park:

31111 State Route 706 E
Ashford, WA 98304
phone: 360-569-2609
fax: 866-279-7455
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Driving Directions to IMG Headquarters in Ashford, WA:

From: Seattle/Sea-Tac Airport to Ashford/Mt. Rainier
South on I-5 to exit 127
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
From: Portland to Ashford/Mt. Rainier
North I-5 to exit 68
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
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.

Taxicabs
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.

Buses
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:

CTT Destinations Travel

CTT Destinations
800-909-6647
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Travel Insurance


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".

TravelGuard
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.

Emergency Evacuations

Global Rescue Membership provides members with emergency evacuations (only) from around the world. (Please note this is not an insurance policy. For Travel Insurance, please visit this page »)

IMG headquarters in Ashford, WA at the base of Mt. Rainier
I was very impressed with how everything was so well organized. It seemed like every little detail was covered. IMG is way better than the others. Way better! You guys are the best in the business...
~Jim P.
Sign at the turnoff to IMG headquarters in Ashford, WA at the base of Mt. Rainier
As always, Phil had the logistics worked out to perfection, got us up and down the mountain in one piece, and took the time to pass on his lifetime of climbing and travel knowledge along the way. Absorbing the ups and downs of a two-week adventure like this must be a real pain, but Phil did so without missing a beat, allowing the rest of us to sit back and enjoy ourselves, which I believe we all did. I can't imagine the trip being planned out any better...
 
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