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Mount Rainier, the most extensively glaciated mountain in the continental United States, rises 14,410 feet above the nearby Pacific and offers limitless mountaineering possibilities. The combination of high altitude, variety of routes, and unpredictable Northwest weather make climbing Mount Rainier a true mountaineering experience.

Historically, "The Mountain" has served as a training ground for generations of American mountaineers. Countless climbers have scaled Mt. Rainier before going on to climbing careers and adventures on other peaks and adventures around the world.

With 40-plus years of guiding experience, RMI is the leading guide service on Mt. Rainier. We offer a variety of program choices for climbers of all abilities, from climbs of the mountain's classic routes, to expedition skills seminars, to specialized skills clinics. RMI's guides are here and ready to help you meet the challenge of modern mountaineering.

Seminars (May - September)

The beautiful snow-laden landscape of Mt. Rainier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir

$2042 6 days Difficulty:

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.

Snowy Mt. Rainier rising out of the landscape.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons

$2058 6 days Difficulty:

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

Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz

$2058 6 days Difficulty:

A more technical expedition style climb of Mt. Rainier, focusing on building foundational mountaineering skills and techniques and preparing climbers for future expeditions.

RMI team ascends Mt. Rainier

Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise

$1808 6 days Difficulty:

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.

Summit Climbs (May - October)

Climbing towards the summit of Mt. Rainier

Four Day Summit Climb

$1026 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.

Climbing Mt. Rainier

Five Day Summit Climb

$1386 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.

Rope climbing the Emmons route on Mt. Rainier

Five Day Emmons Climb

$1738 5 days Difficulty:

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

"This was a dream trip for me, and the experience was everthing I had hoped for. I found the training day alone worth the cost of the trip. It was an honor to learn from, and climb, with such expert mountaineers."
— Gordon A.
"The guides were magnificent! Each of us felt that they were the finest group of guides we have had the pleasure to climb with. They were extremely patient and encouraging, worked very well as a team, always had our safety in mind. They stayed connected with the group and did not go off on their own when in camp. We watched them and learn from them. They made the trip memorable, and safe!"
— Jim L.
"From initial booking and getting pre-climb questions answered to summiting and post summit pizza and beer celebration, RMI met and exceeded all my expectations. Highest recommendations to the entire RMI organization."
— Sage C.

Schools (May - October)

Practicing ice axe arrest

Mountaineering School

$197 1 day Difficulty:

Learn how to travel efficiently and safely in the mountains in this introduction to alpine mountaineering techniques.

Group rescue training on Rainier

Crevasse School

$197 1 day Difficulty:

Become skilled in crevasse rescue, learning the techniques needed to travel safely in glacial terrain.

Winter Programs (March - April)

A group of RMI climbers ascend Rainier.

Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter

$2042 6 days Difficulty:

Make an attempt of Mt. Rainier, building important mountaineering skills and experience by managing the challenges of the mountain in a winter environment.

A group from RMI ski touring on Mt. Rainier.

Intro to Ski Touring

$1325 5 days Difficulty:

Introduces the foundational skills of safe backcountry skiing techniques in order to gain the knowledge and experience to venture safely beyond the ski area boundaries.

Ski touring on Mt. Rainier.

Intro to Ski Mountaineering

$1325 5 days Difficulty:

Combine your backcountry ski touring experience with the mountaineering skills needed to approach skiing in big mountain terrain.

"It is amazing to climb with guides that know the mountain so incredibly well - both for safety but also for respecting the beauty, wonder and challenge that the mountain offers."
— Leslie G.
"Despite (or perhaps because of) the bad weather, the skills seminar was a very rewarding program. Although we did not summit, I felt that we accomplished a great deal and learned many valuable skills. I cannot compliment our guides enough."
— David H.
"I love every aspecit of your organization. I would recommend RMI to anyone and I myself plan on climbing Mt. Rainier again with RMI, as well as Mexico's Volcanoes, Ecuador, and McKinley. You have a brand new loyal customer! I can't wait for the future expeditions I plan taking part in!!!"
— Kevin T.

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RMI Expeditions is an authorized concessioner of Mount Rainier National Park.