Women's Climbing and Mountaineering Training Programs with International Mountain Guides
IMG's Women's Programs were conceived, developed, and implemented by the female guides at IMG. We love working, playing, and just being outside, and we each have our own stories about the hurdles and struggles we have faced in our outdoor adventure journey. These stories inspired us to offer all-women's programs in an effort to help get more women outside. We want to help you achieve your goals in the mountains, develop confidence in yourself and competence in your skills, all the while having a blast on an unforgettable adventure with other like-minded women.
We hope you feel inspired to contact IMG with any questions and inquiries you may have, and/or to be put in touch with one of our female guides. We look forward to meeting you, and to the amazing adventures we will share.
IMG Women's Climbs
- Mt. Shuksan Women's Seminar »
Join us August 4-9, 2018 for our all-women's 6-day course on Mount Shuksan. Here's what our guides say about the climb: "A beautiful hike through dense forest and up into the alpine zone will lead to our camp at the base of permanent snow. The rolling glacier terrain above camp is perfect for training in ice axe arrest, cramponing and crevasse rescue skills. As time allows, we'll do other training and skills sessions, which may include anchors, self and team crevasse rescue, ice climbing, route finding, glacier travel and fixed line ascension. Our route of ascent is via the Sulphide Glacier, the most direct route up the mountain with the fewest technical difficulties. The broad rolling expanse of the Sulphide Glacier provides a moderate roped glacier approach to the final 600-foot rock summit, which provides an opportunity to experience steeper roped snow climbing and moderate rock scrambling to the summit pinnacle, which is a very spectacular and scenic summit experience. Your all-female IMG guide team will take you through the training process and to the summit of Mt. Shuksan for a classic Northwest mountain experience."
Mt. Shuksan Women's Seminar Page »
- Mt. Baker Women's Seminar »
Join us July 1-6, 2018 for our all-women's 6-day seminar on Mount Baker. This program is suitable for first time female climbers or female veterans of past climbing adventures looking for a comprehensive refresher course. All participants must be in strong physical condition.
Mt. Baker Climb »
- Mt. Rainier Women's Climb »
Join us July 25-28, 2018 for our all-women's climb of Mount Rainier. This program will be identical to our standard 3½ day Muir/DC Rainier summit climb. It will be led by female IMG guides, and you will be climbing in the company of other strong women with a common goal.
Mt. Rainier Women's Climb Page »