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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 an asphalt driveway which will take you to IMG's 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.

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 DeHart at CTT Destinations: 425-831-0367 or
(Travel agencies may charge an additional fee for services).

Travel Insurance

IMG requires that all international (and strongly encourages all domestic) trip participants purchase Travel Insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation and medical expenses for the duration of their IMG program.

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