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 via the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the continental U.S.
Five Day Kautz Climb
An exciting ascent of Mt. Rainier in an expedition style climb up the moderately technical Kautz Glacier.
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
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 Denali's Base Camp, the focus is on teaching the skills and techniques of expedition climbing, preparing climbers to tackle many of the world's greatest peaks.
Mt. Elbrus North Side
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. The longer route and more challenging climbing makes it ideal for those already familiar with basic climbing techniques.
Cotopaxi & Cayambe - Ecuador
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.
Chimborazo and Cayambe - Ecuador
Experience the exhilaration of high altitude climbing on Ecuador's first and third highest peaks, all while reveling in the vibrant culture of the Ecuadorian Andes.
Cayambe Express - Ecuador
Rising above Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes" stands Cayambe, one of the country's most majestic peaks. Our Cayambe Express climb takes you up the mountain's high altitude glaciers and home again all in a nine day adventure.
Ecuador Seminar - Chimborazo
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)
Orizaba and Ixtaccihuatl - Mexico
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.