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.

"Our guides, JJ and Seth, were, without a doubt, the reason why the experience proved to be beyond my expectations."
— Chad G.
"It was the most amazing experience of my life...and I've done a lot in the air and under the sea. Taking your body to the next level can't be replaced with just amazing scenery....there's something about earning it."
"Y'all do a great job. "
— James S.

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.

"Your guides are simply fantastic."
— Roland Z.
"Can't say enough about the professionalism that Andy and Gary displayed. Both very competent and effective instructors who really wanted to share their wealth of knowlege. They made learning fun and made us all want to return for future classes and summit climbs."
— Scott A.
"Despite (or perhaps because of) the bad weather, the skills seminar was a very rewarding program. Although we did not summit, I felt that we accomplished a great deal and learned many valuable skills. I cannot compliment our guides enough."
— David H.

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

$475 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.

"Lifetime experience. Got totally hooked on mountaineering. Only regret is that I didn't do this much earlier! Thanks!"
— Verena B.
"This was the greatest experience of my life and I am so grateful to RMI and the guides. We can't wait for our next climb with you!"
— Sarah M.
"The program was well thought out. It is a good itinerary with acclimatization hikes and rest days well thought out to make the final summit attempt on Orizaba possible. The chance to explore the area around Puebla on our rest day was a wonderful experience. The local support staff was outstanding. It was a nice trip to mix climbing with a cultural experience. "
— Shelley J.