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North Cascades

North Cascades

The North Cascades of Washington, known as the American Alps, provide a diverse selection of climbs that cater to both novices and seasoned mountaineers. From extended alpine rock climbs to intricate glaciated peaks and majestic alpine basins, the North Cascades boast an assortment of scenic routes that will challenge climbers of all levels.

RMI offers an assortment of beginning, intermediate, and custom climbs in the North Cascades. These climbs provide a fantastic opportunity to enhance one's skills and confidence in alpine settings while conquering some of the region's most iconic peaks. Many climbers use these climbs as a stepping stone to prepare for more technical challenges, such as Mt. Rainier's Liberty Ridge or Denali's West Rib. Whether you're seeking an introduction to alpine climbing or a rigorous training ground for future expeditions, the North Cascades hold an adventure for every mountaineer.

 

North Cascades

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.

Price

$ 1860

Duration

4 days

Difficulty

Level 2

Forbidden Peak - West Ridge

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."

Price

$ 1860

Duration

4 days

Difficulty

Level 4

Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys

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.

Price

$ 1395

Duration

3 days

Difficulty

Level 3

Expedition Skills Seminar - Shuksan

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks on the Mt. Shuksan's Sulphide Glacier.

Price

$ 2790

Duration

6 days

Difficulty

Level 2

North Cascades Private Climb

Price

$ 0*

Duration

4 days

Difficulty

Level 1

*ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.

Mt. Baker - North Ridge

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.

Price

$ 1860

Duration

4 days

Difficulty

Level 4

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.

Price

$ 1080*

Duration

3 days

Difficulty

Level 2

*We require that all climbers and guides have received the primary COVID-19 vaccination series (1 or 2 doses depending on manufacturer) to join our programs.

Mt. Baker Summit & Ski Descent

Over 5,000' of skiable terrain from the summit and a season that lasts well in to summer makes Mt. Baker one of the most enjoyable ski mountaineering peaks in the Pacific Northwest.

Price

$ 1140

Duration

3 days

Difficulty

Level 2

Mt. Baker - Easton Glacier

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.

Price

$ 1140

Duration

3 days

Difficulty

Level 2

Glacier Peak Climb

Glacier Peak is a moderate glaciated climb on Washington State's most remote volcano.

Price

$ 1520

Duration

5 days

Difficulty

Level 3

Mt. Baker Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor Course and Climb

This unique program merges a Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor course with comprehensive mountaineering skill development and a challenging climb of the iconic North Cascade peak, Mt. Baker.

Price

$ 1680

Duration

6 days

Difficulty

Level 2

Expedition Skills Seminar - Baker: Easton

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks with RMI's experienced mountain guides on Mt. Baker's Easton Glacier.

Price

$ 2280

Duration

6 days

Difficulty

Level 2

Mt. Baker Backcountry Ski & Splitboard Course

This course is the perfect introduction to backcountry touring. You will learn the foundational skills and techniques necessary to venture safely beyond ski area boundaries.

Price

$ 495

Duration

2 days

Difficulty

Level 1

Expedition Skills Seminar - Baker: Coleman-Deming

Establish a solid foundation of mountaineering skills and prepare for bigger peaks with RMI's experienced mountain guides on Mt. Baker's Coleman-Deming route.

Price

$ 2280

Duration

6 days

Difficulty

Level 2

North Cascades Custom Climbs

Plan your perfect climbing adventure to one of America's best alpine climbing destinations with RMI! We offer climbs of the North Cascade's more committing and longer alpine routes.

Price
Variable
Duration
3+ days
Difficulty
Level 1-3


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