Type: Mountaineering Mountaineering Programs involve travel on snow and glacial terrain and necessitate the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Some programs also require some steep climbing on rock and snow. RMI offers Mountaineering Programs suited for climbers of all abilities and experience level. Explore our programs 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 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.
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 Kautz Climb
An exciting ascent of Mt. Rainier in an expedition style climb up the moderately technical Kautz Glacier.
Liberty Ridge Climb
A legendary route in American mountaineering: a 5,000' ridge splitting Mt. Rainier's north face that is both physically and technically demanding.
Mt. McKinley West Buttress
Denali's classic climbing route, with heavily glaciated terrain, high altitudes, beautiful views, and moderate climbing difficulty. A true mountaineering expedition and an unforgettable adventure!
West Buttress - Private/Custom Climbs
World-renowned mountain guide Dave Hahn will lead a Custom McKinley Expedition beginning June 25, 2013. If climbing the highest mountain in North America is on your to-do list, consider joining Dave on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
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.
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".
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.
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.
North America (International)
Mexico's Volcanoes: Ixtaccihuatl & Orizaba
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.
Meaning Sentinal of Stone, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalaya, towering over the rest of the Andes. It is an excellent peak for climbers to build their expedition and mountaineering skills.
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.
Mt. Everest Southside
Led by Everest's most experienced guides and supported by some of the best Sherpa staff on the mountain, our Everest Expedition is the ideal approach to climbing the world's tallest mountain.
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 Southside
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. 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.
The highest point in Antarctica, Vinson towers above the icy interior of the continent. An expedition to its remote flanks is an unrivaled mountain adventure to a landscape rarely visited.