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!
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.
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.
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.
Denali - West Buttress Expedition
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 with Dave Hahn
If an expedition to the highest mountain in North America is on your climbing list, consider joining Dave on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Dave's next trip is June 16, 2016.
Denali - Upper West Rib Expedition
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.
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
Renowned 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. The longer route and more challenging climbing makes it 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.
Mt. Baker - North Ridge
The North Ridge of Mt. Baker offers superb mountaineering and alpine ice climbing with stunning views of the Salish Sea and dense old growth forests of the North Cascades while summitting an iconic Northwest volcano.
Mt. Baker Coleman-Deming
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.
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.
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.
Cotopaxi Express - Ecuador
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
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.
Illinizas and Cotopaxi - 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.
Alpamayo, one of the world's most beautiful mountains, is an exciting expedition that is both technically and physically demanding.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
Mt. Elbrus South Side
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
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.