It’s official, our 2013 dates have been released and with just 8 climbers and 4 guides on each climb, the spots go fast!
Let’s cut to the chase:
Winter & Denali Prep Seminars: Literally a prerequisite for Denali. 4 experienced guides, 8 climbers, 6.5 days of learning/training/climbing and generally getting your butt kicked by the winter weather. This program is for you if your eyes are on Denali or you’re just looking for a winter challenge. Included in the price of the program is lodging for your first night in Ashford and all breakfasts and dinners on the mountain. What a deal!
Kautz Route: Sweet climbs for the climber with a little (or a lot) of climbing experience. This is the best option for those who’d like to return to Rainier to attempt a different, slightly more challenging route. 1 day traversing the south side of Mt. Rainier, 1 day climbing the Turtle Snowfield, Summit day up the Kautz Ice Chute and 1 day down to the parking lot. Back for a late lunch at The Copper Creek on the 4th day.
3.5 Day Disappointment Cleaver Route: A great introduction to Mt. Rainier and mountaineering in general. Half-day of orientation and gear checks. 1 day to Camp Muir (10,000ft), 1 day training at Camp Muir and moving to High Camp at the Ingraham Flats (11,000ft) and 1 summit & back down day. Heck we’ll throw in some pancakes and bacon at Camp Muir!
4.5 Day Emmons Route: Another great introduction to Mt. Rainier and mountaineering in general. Maybe just a little tougher than the 3.5 day climb but the extra day on the mountain makes up for it. 2 days to Camp Schurman (9500ft), 1 summit day and 1 day back to the trailhead. A perfect climb for the fit individual looking for a little more adventure.
Additional Courses include: Little Tahoma Seminar, Glacier Skills Seminars, Mountain Day Schools, Advanced Mountain Day Schools and Crevasse Rescue schools are popular programs for climbers looking to get a grasp of the basic skills needed to pursue climbs on their own.
Signing up is simple:
1.) The website is not real time so call/email the office to check availability. (360)firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Carefully read, execute and submit the IMG Mt. Rainier Application Forms and Payment Information (PDF). This is the only way to apply for and secure your position on the program.
Please Note: Your position is not confirmed until all properly executed forms and application fees have been received and reviewed at the IMG office in Ashford, WA. If within 48 hours of submitting the Application Forms you have not received an IMG confirmation email, please contact our office to confirm we have received all of your information.
Got a group? No problem:
1.) Assign a point person to do the leg work of rallying the troops to fill out the forms, etc.
2.) Call office to check availability
3.) Submit all forms/payment on same day or all together at once.
4.) due to the volume of calls and reservations we receive, we cannot ‘hold’ or ‘pencil in’ any spots.