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!
Learn how to travel efficiently and safely in the mountains in this introduction to alpine mountaineering techniques.
Four 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.
Five 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 - 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.
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.
Forbidden Peak - West Ridge
Renown for its exciting and classic alpine terrain, the West Ridge of Forbidden is a tremendously rewarding climb that has earned its place as one of the "Fifty Classic Climbs in North America".
Expedition Skills Seminar - Sahale
Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on Sahale Mountain's Quien Sabe Glacier.
Expedition Skills Seminar - Shuksan
Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on the Mt. Shuksan's Sulphide Glacier.
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.