Mt. Rainier (January - April)

A group of RMI climbers ascend Rainier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter

$1998 6 days Difficulty:

Make an attempt of Mt. Rainier, building important mountaineering skills and experience by managing the challenges of the mountain in a winter environment.

A group from RMI ski touring on Mt. Rainier.

Intro to Ski Touring

$1297 5 days Difficulty:

Introduces the foundational skills of safe backcountry skiing techniques in order to gain the knowledge and experience to venture safely beyond the ski area boundaries.

Ski touring on Mt. Rainier.

Intro to Ski Mountaineering

$1297 5 days Difficulty:

Combine your backcountry ski touring experience with the mountaineering skills needed to to approach skiing in big mountain terrain.

"I wanted to praise all of [my guides] for their patience and good humor. I guess the rumors are true, RMI really is the best."
— Jacob G.
"Mike did an excellent job, especially on the skills day and on our summit day. He was patient, knowledgeable and very reactive. I enjoyed his sense of humor too. Great guide! "
— Michelle M. & Erik M.
"This trip far exceded my expectations - the staff all the way through was great, from the office and booking the trip, shopping (online and via phone) in the months prior was easy and conveinient, the guides once there and climbing - just an all around wonderful experience! - Thank you."
— Thom C.

Alaska

Climbers on the lower Kahiltna Glacier.

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition

$2850 11 days Difficulty:

Starting from McKinley's Base Camp, this comprehensive mountaineering seminar focuses on teaching the skills and techniques of expedition climbing, preparing climbers for a future Denali climb.

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Alpine

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Alpine

$3850 11 days Difficulty:

For those aspiring to climbs in the Alps, Washington Cascades or Rocky Mountains, this comprehensive mountaineering seminar focuses on teaching the skills and techniques of alpine climbing and preparing climbers for leading their own alpine adventures.

Mt. Rainier Seminars (May - October)

The beautiful snow-laden landscape of Mt. Rainier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir

$1998 6 days Difficulty:

Spend your work week at 10,000' on Mt. Rainier, learning and practicing essential mountaineering skills in preparation for a summit bid and gaining important experience for future climbs.

Snowy Mt. Rainier rising out of the landscape.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons

$2014 6 days Difficulty:

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on this expedition style climb that ascends Mt. Rainier's largest glacier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz

Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz

$2014 6 days Difficulty:

A more technical expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier, focusing on building foundational mountaineering skills and techniques and preparing climbers for future expeditions.

RMI team ascends Mt. Rainier

Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise

$1770 6 days Difficulty:

An expedition style ascent of Mt. Rainier's Paradise Glacier, teaching foundational mountaineering skills before making a summit attempt on Rainier's classic Disappointment Cleaver Route.

Mt. Rainier Schools (May - October)

Practicing ice axe arrest

Mountaineering School

$193 1 day Difficulty:

Learn how to travel efficiently and safely in the mountains in this introduction to alpine mountaineering techniques.

Group rescue training on Rainier

Crevasse School

$193 1 day Difficulty:

Become skilled in crevasse rescue, learning the techniques needed to travel safely in glacial terrain.

International

RMI Peru Seminar

Expedition Skills Seminar - Peru

$3600 15 days Difficulty:

Climb in the peaks of Peru's Cordillera Blanca while establishing a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and techniques in order to prepare for bigger peaks in the future.

Ski Mountaineering Expedition in Chile

Chile's Volcanoes Ski Mountaineering Expedition

$3200 12 days Difficulty:

The Chile Ski Mountaineering Expedition is a twelve-day adventure in Northern Patagonia in Chile featuring excellent climbing and long ski descents of the region’s volcanoes.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Ecuador

Expedition Skills Seminar - Ecuador

$3200 14 days Difficulty:

Climb Ecuador's great high altitude volcanoes while establishing a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and techniques in order to prepare for bigger peaks in the future.

"I had a wonderful experience with RMI from start to finish. I plan to be back. Thanks."
— Matt L.
"I would be remiss if I did not make a point of saying what an incredible job Jake and Tyler did throughout the entire trip. They handled the day-to-day logistics perfectly, getting us from place to place without a hitch. They cooked us great meals and and gave perfect advice on how to handle different scenarios and the various physical effects of the increasing elevation. Most importantly, they gave us expert instruction in advance of our climbs, and led us confidently and competently on both of our summit days. After our nine days together, I consider both of them to be my friends, and I have the greatest respect for them as professionals. I literally put my life in their hands, and I would welcome the opportunity to do it again. Overall, this trip was one of the best times I have ever had. "
— Richard D.
"I would like to say that I was very impressed with the overall organization and the ability of our guides to adapt to every situation and to ensure the comfort and safety of the whole group."
— Maria V.

North Cascades

Mt. Shuksan

Expedition Skills Seminar - Shuksan

$1380 6 days Difficulty:

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on the Mt. Shuksan’s Sulphide Glacier.

Mountaineering training course in the North Cascades

Expedition Skills Seminar - Sahale

$1380 6 days Difficulty:

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on Sahale Mountain’s Quien Sabe Glacier.

Colorado

An RMI climber, high above the valley floor in Colorado.

Introduction to Colorado Ice

$395 2 days Difficulty:

Learn how to swing those ice tools! The ideal program first time ice climbers held in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, home to some of the best ice climbing in America.

An RMI climber scaling an ice wall in Colorado

Intermediate Ice Climbing Seminar

$350 2 days Difficulty:

Build your basic ice climbing skills, learning how to navigate steep ice and the techniques of multipitch ice routes. The perfect program for climbers training for longer advanced alpine routes like Liberty Ridge or McKinley's West Rib.

Private Guided Programs

Private Guided Programs

Variable Cost 1-5 days Difficulty: Level 1 difficulty

Tailor an ice climbing program to your desires, perfect for detailed private instruction or climbing with friends and family.

"Thanks again to JJ and Brent as well as all the other guides for a great climb! So glad to be a member of the first summit team of the season!"
— Chad B.
"It was unlike anything I have ever done before. It was a fantastic and truly challenging experience that rewarded me with fond memories that will surely last for the rest of my life!"
— Geoff S.
"Mike Walter made this trip. His experience, demeanor, professionalism, language skills and local knowledge were exceptional."
— Sherman A.