Mt. Shuksan Women's Skills Seminar Washington  •  9,127'  •  2782m

Mt. Shuksan Women's Seminar Frequently Asked Questions

This information should answer many of your initial questions and also guide you through the next stages of preparing for the expedition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

What skills do I need to have?

There are no prerequisites for the Women's Skills Seminars. However, all participants must arrive in excellent physical condition and come prepared to carry 50 lbs. For training suggestions, please review the information provided on our Training for Rainier page »

How do I get there?

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: 800-909-6647 or

What kind of insurance do I need?

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our employees while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We require that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, Trip Cancellation Insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the program before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation in remote locations can be expensive. For more information, please see our page on Trip Cancellation and Travel Insurance.

What's included in the trip cost?

Cost Includes:
  • dinners and breakfasts for the climb
  • all group equipment including shared tents, stoves, climbing ropes
  • hardware and climbing permits.

Cost Does Not Include:
  • transportation to the trailhead
  • lodging the evening prior to the start of the climb or the last night of the trip
  • meals other than breakfasts and dinners on the program.

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