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 just arrived home from climbing Rainier with RMI. I wanted to take the opportunity to express to you how impressed I was with your operation and its staff. Every RMI staff member was very pleasant to deal with, extremely helpful, and complete professionals. "
— Russel K.
"I truly found the training, experience, knowledge, patience and overall quality of RMI's guides to be exceptional. I speak from experience when I say that RMI's guides exceeded my expectations 150% and were a very, very large reason for why I enjoyed the trip so much."
— Madeline H.
"The Orizaba experience was unbelievable and RMI did everything right to make it a success."
— Brett F.

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.

"Incredible experience. From my first phone conversation to four days with our guides I never felt like RMI viewed me as a "customer," but rather an important member of a team of climbing friends. Everyone at RMI treated me with great respect and valued my desire to stand on the summit of Mt. Rainier. While standing on the summit is nothing new for our guides, as we crested the summit rim they celebrated with us as if they were rookies as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. I'll be back with my son when he turns 16!"
— Michael P.
"RMI is a world class organization. It was really fun being immersed in an environment where you can rub elbows with some of the world's most renowned climbers"
— Michael Q.
"I would like to compliment you all on your expertise, patience and the positive support you gave to our group on the attempt to summit Mount Rainier. RMI is a first class operation!!! I felt confident and in good hands on my first attempt to climb a “big” mountain."
— Sumner W.

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.

"The Muir Skills Seminar was fantastic! It provides a great opportunity to learn foundational mountaineering skills in an immersive environment and with guides that are clearly skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic."
— James J.
"The educational aspect of the trip was excellent. If you want to learn about climbing safely and to have a solid skills base then RMI is the place to go. The location was superb and the weather provided the conditions to learn about winter expeditions. The guides were fantastic and RMI lived up to its reputation. Well done guys."
— David P.
"This was BY FAR the most remote place I have ever been. It seemed like every day was an adventure all by itself. The RMI guides never stopped working to make the trip safe, fun, exciting and interesting. An outstanding experience. I would go back again!"
— Katie M.