Mt. Rainier (January - April)

A group of RMI climbers ascend Rainier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter

$2042 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

$1325 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

$1325 5 days Difficulty:

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

"Excellent organization from start to finish. The guides were very professional and fun to be around. This was a great experience!"
— Mark J.
"I was very impressed by the amazing level of customer service from the entire RMI staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip, and look forward to future climbs."
— Seth L.
"This was my fourth trip with RMI, and while all have been superb, and all of the guides have been first rate, I thought Mark was clearly the best I have climbed with. His in depth knowledge of climbing was exceptional. I include in this his knowledge of the medical issues associated with climbing and his ability to monitor all of the climbers for altitude sickness and other distresses. His attention to all of the climbers was nothing short of superior."
— Clint A.

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

$2042 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

$2058 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

$2058 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

$1808 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

$197 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

$197 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

$3800 16 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 13 days Difficulty:

The Chile Ski Mountaineering Expedition is a thirteen-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.

The majestic south face of Mt. Elbrus.

Mt. Elbrus Ski Expedition

$4900 13 days Difficulty:

In a journey to the top of Russia's forgotten corners climb the rolling glaciers, overlooking the fabled Caucasus Mountains of Europe's highest peak.

"Mt. Rainier is an excellent training ground for Denali and other Big Mountains around the world. After completing the Kautz route I have confidence to move on to other challenges such as Denali. "
— Rob S.
"My experience was absolutely phenomenal! I felt safe from day one and trusted the guides as they showed proficiency and leadership early and continued so consistently. They made good, justified decisions. I enjoyed most the relationships I built with the fellow climbers and guides. The encouragement and patience they showed us through the seminar and on the climb was amazing!"
— Michael C.
"I was thoroughly impressed with the entire RMI operation. The facilities, the equipment, and the training all exceeded my expectations!"
— William P.

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

$399 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

$479 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.

"It is amazing to climb with guides that know the mountain so incredibly well - both for safety but also for respecting the beauty, wonder and challenge that the mountain offers."
— Leslie G.
"You should be very proud to know how great your guides were on my trip – what a fantastic group! Feeling safe is expected - but, getting guides with great personalities, attitudes, work ethic, and customer service just puts everything over the top."
— Mike M.
"Dan was a guide who was committed to 1) maximizing our safety, 2) inspiring confidence and focus in a climber who was struggling, and 3) maintaining a positive demeanor from the moment we clipped onto the rope to the moment we unclipped."
— Scott A.