RMI leads programs to the greatest peaks and destinations around the world and we take advantage of the best climbing conditions for each place that we visit. August brings great summer weather and good climbing conditions on Mt. Rainier and the nearby North Cascades. The climbing on Russia's Mt. Elbrus is primed for an expedition of the mountain's Northside, and the dry season in Tanzania means great climbing on Mt. Kilimanjaro. This month also marks the beginning of the fall climbing season in the Himalayas. Explore the programs we offer this time of year and come climb with us!
4 Day Summit Climb
The classic climb of Mt. Rainier: after learning the foundational mountaineering skills on the mountain's lower slopes, tackle Mt. Rainier on a two day climb to the summit on the mountain's most popular route.
5 Day Emmons Climb
An expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier by way of the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the continental U.S.
5 Day Summit Climb
After an introduction to mountaineering skills, climb to 10,000' on Mt. Rainier and spend two nights there to acclimatize and prepare before for a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier's classic route.
Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons
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
A more technical expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier, focusing on building foundational mountaineering skills and techniques and preparing climbers for future expeditions.
Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise
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. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys
An adventurous and enjoyable climb with moderate rock and glacier climbing on an iconic Northwest peak. The Fisher Chimney route’s longer and more advanced climbing is ideal for those already familiar with basic climbing techniques.
Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier
A classic climb of a Northwest icon, and the ideal entry level climb for those new to the sport of alpine mountaineering or seeking an approachable yet legendary climb.
Sahale Mountain - Quien Sabe Glacier
This climb is well suited for the beginning climber who wants to learn basic climbing skills and stand atop one of the most scenic summits in all of Washington.
Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain in the world, and the only 8,000m peak lying solely in Tibet. For a peak of this size and stature, the Northwest Ridge, our climbing route, offers a direct route to Shishapangma’s Central Summit.
Mt. Elbrus Northside
The north side of Mt. Elbrus is the wild and forgotten face of Europe's highest point. This is the ideal expedition for climbers interested in building their climbing skills while getting off the beaten track on one of the Seven Summits.
Kilimanjaro Climb Only
Scale Kilimanjaro's jungled flanks to the mountain's icy summit in an unforgettable journey designed expressly for those seeking the adventure of Kilimanjaro but limited by the constraints of time.