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All outdoor and mountaineering activities are inherently dangerous. By participating in IMG's trips and programs, you will be assuming those risks. As such, you will be required to sign a release of liability/acknowledgement of risk before undertaking any activity with IMG. IMG is not responsible for lost or damaged personal property or for any injuries or damages you may sustain on your trip.

How To Apply for an IMG Expedition

We take your application to join an IMG trip seriously. Our application process will require some extra time and paperwork from you, but this helps us do a better job screening our participants and insuring that our IMG team members get on a program that fits their experience and expectations. Please do not hesitate to email us at  office@mountainguides.com  if you have questions regarding our application procedures, to check availability or request more info on the programs of your choice.

IMG Application Procedures for...

Mt. Rainier Programs ONLY

These applications are FILLABLE forms; however, please note your original signatures are REQUIRED. After you complete the forms, please print the documents and sign by hand where indicated and submit to IMG. You may otherwise choose to print a blank application, complete by hand and submit to the IMG office.

NOTICE: 2020-21 Mt. Rainier COVID-19 Program Changes

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following program changes are in place for Mt. Rainier 3.5 Day DC/MUIR climbs:

  • Bring a cloth face mask to wear at the first ½ day orientation. Social distancing will be maintained. On the mountain, IMG will provide you with a Buff neck tube for covering your face at the rare times when you gather less than six feet apart while climbing.
  • Bring two freeze dried dinners and two instant breakfasts (add hot water only). IMG will provide boiled water and hot drinks.
  • Drive your vehicle into the Park on Day 2. IMG will provide a pass that allows you to enter the Park. Sleep in single occupancy tents at both camps. Exceptions include couples or those who share the same residence. IMG will provide full time coverage of both camps to maintain, clean and sanitize each tent between uses.
  • We cannot offer tent lodging at IMG Headquarters before or after your program. Alternative lodging options are listed on our Rainier Lodging Page.

Working together, we can make things safer for all.

A detailed outline of COVID-19 protocols will be provided upon registration; please contact IMG for more information.

  1. Please contact the IMG office for availability:
    360-569-2609 or office@mountainguides.com
  2. Carefully read, execute and submit the IMG Mt. Rainier Application Forms and Payment Information.

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.

Ouray CO Ice Climbing Programs ONLY

These applications are FILLABLE forms; however, please note your original signatures are REQUIRED. After you complete the forms, please print the documents and sign by hand where indicated and submit to IMG. You may otherwise choose to print a blank application, complete by hand and submit to the IMG office.

Carefully read, execute and submit the IMG Ouray Application Forms.

International & Other Domestic Programs

These applications are FILLABLE forms; however, please note your original signatures are REQUIRED. After you complete the forms, please print the documents and sign by hand where indicated and submit to IMG. You may otherwise choose to print a blank application, complete by hand and submit to the IMG office.

In order to apply for and reserve your position on a non-Rainier, non-Ouray or non-Denali program, please carefully read, execute and submit the forms and supporting materials of our IMG Application Package.

Personal Insurance and Travel Arrangements

International Mountain Guides highly recommends purchasing travel and trip cancellation insurance. Please click here for more info on travel and insurance.

Payment Information

IMG accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express for payment of fees for Domestic Programs within the 48 contiguous states, and up to $2,500 of Application Fees only for International Programs. A 3% surcharge will be imposed on all credit card transactions. U.S. bank checks and bank wires also  accepted.

To avoid surcharge fees on credit card transactions, please ensure that IMG receives your payment on or before your due date in the form of a U.S. bank check (USD$ only) or bank wire. IMG does not accept ACH or direct deposit transactions.

To pay by check, please make check payable to International Mountain Guides Trust Account and mail to IMG at P.O. Box 246, Ashford, WA 98304.

To pay by bank wire, please contact the IMG office at imgregistration@mountainguides.com for bank wire instructions.

Late payments may result in cancellation from your IMG program and forfeiture of fees paid. Please recall that all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once paid. IMG recommends that you purchase a trip cancellation policy.


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