Difficulty Level: Three Ice Axes RMI offers programs for climbers of all abilities. Three Ice Axe Programs involve moderate to strenuous trekking and climbing on intermediate terrain with packs up to 60 lbs. These programs travel to elevations over 10,000' and usually require glacier travel. Nights on mountain during these programs are spent in tents or huts. Some of these programs require travel to remote areas. Browse the programs we offer and come climb with us!
Five Day Emmons Climb
An expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier by way of the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the continental U.S.
Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir
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.
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 - Winter
Make an attempt of Mt. Rainier, building important mountaineering skills and experience by managing the challenges of the mountain in a winter environment.
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.
Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Alpine
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.
Alaska Mountaineering Seminar - Expedition
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.
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.
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.
Ecuador's Volcanoes: Cotopaxi & Cayambe
Climbing these glaciated peaks, whose tops soar above the Andes and bases reach into the Amazon, brings mountaineers on an exhilarating climbing expedition through Ecuador's vibrant culture to the thin air of its highest peaks.
Ecuador Volcano: Cotopaxi Express
As the Ecuadorian volcanoes' crown jewel, Cotopaxi challenges climbers with its impressive glaciers and lofty altitude and is the ideal mountain for climber's seeking to build their climbing skills and reach new heights.
Expedition Skills Seminar - Ecuador
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.
North America (International)
The volcanoes overlooking Mexico's central valleys challenge mountaineers with high altitudes and exciting glacial climbing in an expedition to two of North America's highest mountains.