International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Rainier Mountaineering Day School

WA  •  14,410'  •  4392m

Mountaineering Day School on Mt Rainier with International Mountain Guides

Rainier Mountain Day School Itinerary

We begin the day at 8:00 a.m. sharp with a meeting and introductions at our Ashford location.

Any rental needs are taken care of at this time. Once preparations are complete we are shuttled up to Paradise where we begin our hike to the training location. This hike usually takes about an hour. Once at the training site, we begin learning general mountaineering techniques including kicking steps up steep snow slopes, descending with the plunge step, cramponing, ice axe techniques, self and team arrest and roped glacier travel.

We begin the day at 8:00 a.m. sharp with a meeting and introductions at Ashford Headquarters. We take a short break for lunch during which we discus gear and strategies for a successful climb of Rainier or other glaciated peak. After lunch we complete our training by putting together all that we have learned during the day combined with roped glacier travel practice. At end of day we hike down to Paradise for the shuttle back to Ashford. Normal return time is 5pm.

Mountaineering Day School on Mt Rainier with International Mountain Guides
The professionalism demonstrated by IMG's guides as well as the high standards that they hold their clients up to maximized our chances of reaching the summit...
~Greg Y.
 
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