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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!

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier - Four Day Summit Climb

$1118 4 days Difficulty:

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.

Mt. Rainier - Five Day Summit Climb

$1509 5 days Difficulty:

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.

Five Day Emmons Climb

$1819 5 days Difficulty:

An expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the continental U.S.

Five Day Kautz Climb

$1891 5 days Difficulty:

An exciting ascent of Mt. Rainier in an expedition style climb up the moderately technical Kautz Glacier.


Denali - West Buttress Expedition

$8900 21 days Difficulty:

The classic climbing route on Denali and it has everything the Alaska range is known for - heavily glaciated terrain, high altitudes, and beautiful views. A true mountaineering expedition and an unforgettable adventure!

Denali - West Buttress Custom

$10700 21 days Difficulty:

If an expedition to the highest mountain in North America is on your climbing list, consider joining RMI on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Denali - Upper West Rib Expedition

$10700 21 days Difficulty:

Ascending the aesthetic and challenging climbing route up Denali's Upper West Rib, this expedition is an exciting climb on one of Denali's classic alpine routes.

NW Peaks

Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier

$1280 4 days Difficulty:

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

$1280 4 days Difficulty:

Renowned for its exciting and classic alpine terrain, the West Ridge of Forbidden is a climb that has rightfully earned its place as one of the "Fifty Classic Climbs in North America."

Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys

$960 3 days Difficulty:

A longer and more challenging route makes this is a rewarding and enjoyable climb with moderate rock and glacier climbing – ideal for those familiar with basic climbing techniques.

Sahale Mountain - Quien Sabe

$1080 4 days Difficulty:

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.

Mt. Baker - North Ridge

$960 3 days Difficulty:

The North Ridge of Mt. Baker features an approach through dense old growth forests, superb mountaineering and alpine ice climbing, and stunning views of the Salish Sea.

Mt. Baker Coleman-Deming

$810 3 days Difficulty:

The moderate glaciated and alpine rock terrain of Mt. Baker's Coleman-Deming route along with the beautiful summit vista make it an ideal introductory climb for novice climbers inexperienced in glacier travel.

Mt. Baker - Easton Glacier

$810 3 days Difficulty:

Nestled in the North Cascades of Washington, Mt. Baker's Easton Glacier offers a fun and moderate line of ascent to the summit of this classic northwest volcano.

North America (International)

Orizaba and Ixtaccihuatl - Mexico

$3100 9 days Difficulty:

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.

Orizaba and Ixtaccihuatl - Women's Only

$3500 10 days Difficulty:

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.

South America


$6600 24 days Difficulty:

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.

Illimani and Huayna Potosi

$5900 16 days Difficulty:

Huayna Potosi and Illimani, the two objectives of the Cordillera Real expedition, offer excellent alpine climbing at high altitude. These imposing peaks are the perfect place to take your climbing skills to new elevations, to train for the world's great ranges, or to take part in a culturally rich expedition.

Cotopaxi and Cayambe - Ecuador

$3500 11 days Difficulty:

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.

Cotopaxi Express - Ecuador

$3000 9 days Difficulty:

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.

Chimborazo and Cayambe - Ecuador

$3400 12 days Difficulty:

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

$2800 9 days Difficulty:

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.

Cotopaxi and Illinizas - Ecuador

$3500 12 days Difficulty:

Climb three peaks in less than two weeks! Acclimatize while experiencing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ecuador before climbing Illiniza Norte, Illiniza Sur and the stunning Cotopaxi.

Alpamayo Expedition

$7700 16 days Difficulty:

Alpamayo, one of the world's most beautiful mountains, is an exciting expedition that is both technically and physically demanding.

Artesonraju Expedition

$7800 16 days Difficulty:

Artesonraju, also known simply as Arteson, is a prominant and stunning peak in the Cordillera Blanca, outside of the city of Huaraz. The North Ridge is an exciting expedition that is both technically and physically demanding.


$6800 19 days Difficulty:

Huascaran is not only the highest peak in Peru, but also the highest within all of the Earth’s tropics. Its terrain is a combination of heavily crevassed glaciers and steep slopes that provide enough of a technical challenge to excite experienced alpine climbers.


Mt. Everest South Side

$74000 74 days Difficulty:

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.

Cho Oyu

$20700 44 days Difficulty:

The Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan, Cho Oyu is the world's sixth highest mountain. It is regarded as one of the most accessible of the world's 8,000 meter peaks and the perfect introduction to high altitude Himalayan mountaineering.

Shishapangma - Tibet

$26900 44 days Difficulty:

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.

Kyajo Ri Expedition

$7400 25 days Difficulty:

Moderate mixed alpine terrain and the chance to summit a 20,000' Himalayan peak: Kyajo Ri is the perfect adventure for avid climbers with experience in mixed alpine terrain. The gorgeous trek to and from Base Camp completes an incredible Himalayan experience.

Ama Dablam Expedition

$17700 35 days Difficulty:

Ama Dablam is arguably the most aesthetic mountain in the Himalaya. The SW ridge provides exhilarating rock, snow, and ice climbing to its summit via the Dablam glacier.


Mt. Elbrus South Side

$5200 13 days Difficulty:

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 North Side

$5500 17 days Difficulty:

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.


Vinson Massif

$42400 23 days Difficulty:

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.

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