1. April
  2. Deep views back into the Chair Peak basin

    TGIF Day Trips

    Alpental

    Apr 18 -- Apr 18

    $155.00

    The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.

  3. Typical Chugach skiing

    Valdez Ski Touring Week

    Valdez, Alaska

    Apr 19 -- Apr 24

    $1,800.00

    Valdez is well known for its heli skiing, and the Thompson Pass area is one of our favorite ski mountaineering locations in the US.

  4. The classic ski route up Mont Blanc via the Grand Mulets hut

    Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa Ski Descent

    France and Italy

    Apr 21 -- Apr 26

    $2,600.00

    The two highest peaks in the Alps. Two amazing ski descents. A true epic!

  5. Dan Nordstrom on the summit slopes of Snoqualmie Mountain

    TGIF Day Trips

    Alpental

    Apr 25 -- Apr 25

    $155.00

    The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.

  6. May
  7. on the Inspiration Glacier

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    May 2 -- May 5

    $590.00

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

  8. Ben drops into the Slot Couloir

    TGIF Day Trips

    Alpental

    May 2 -- May 2

    $155.00

    The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.

  9. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    May 3 -- May 3

    $275.00

    Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers, moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

  10. Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    North Cascades

    May 3 -- May 4

    $350.00

    Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.

  11. Pickets Ski Traverse

    Pickets Ski Traverse

    North Cascades

    May 5 -- May 10

    $1,275.00

    A ski traverse through the famed Picket Range of the North Cascades National Park. It is a once in a lifetime trip!

  12. Alternate camp on the Quien Sabe Glacier

    Boston Basin Ski Mountaineering Course

    North Cascades National Park

    May 8 -- May 11

    $720.00

    Boston Basin is located in the heart of the North Cascades and lies at the foot of the famous Forbidden Peak and quite possibly provides one of the best ski mountaineering course settings in the lower 48 states.

  13. Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

    The Isolation Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    May 8 -- May 11

    $595.00

    The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.

  14. Skinning by the Blowhole on the Platform Glacier

    Spearhead Traverse Express

    BC Coast Range

    May 9 -- May 11

    $545.00

    Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse.

  15. George Wiggins drowning in powder on Snoqualmie Mountain

    TGIF Day Trips

    Alpental

    May 9 -- May 9

    $155.00

    The mountains in our backyard hold a collection of day touring gems that should not be missed.

  16. Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 10 -- May 11

    $350.00

    It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!

  17. Early morning on Klawatti Col looking towards Eldorado Peak

    Forbidden Express

    North Cascades National Park

    May 16 -- May 18

    $520.00

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

  18. Baker Summit Ridge

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    May 17 -- May 17

    $275.00

    Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

  19. Base Camp on the Quintino Sella Glacier

    Mount Logan Ski Expedition, Yukon

    Elias Range, Yukon, Canada

    May 18 -- Jun 6

    $6,300.00

    Mount Logan is the biggest single mountain in the world. Its dimensions are gigantic. We intend to ski from near the summit.

  20. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    Mt. Baker

    May 23 -- May 25

    $510.00

    Mount Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical!

  21. Mount Baker Summit Express

    Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mount Baker in the North Cascades

    May 24 -- May 25

    $360.00

    Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.

  22. Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 31 -- Jun 1

    $350.00

    It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!

  23. July
  24. Crevasse rescue practice in an amazing class room.

    Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

    North Cascades

    Jul 8 -- Jul 12

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

  25. Nils Watkins getting after it.

    Kid's Rock Climbing

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Jul 9 -- Jul 11

    $200.00

    Kids ages 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, climbing etiquette and belaying techniques.

  26. "Heliotrope Ridge Camp" - amazing! (7200 feet)

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    North Cascades

    Jul 11 -- Jul 15

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, and a summit attempt of Mount Baker.

  27. The South Side of Mount Rainier

    2014 Mount Rainier --- SOLD OUT!

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 13 -- Jul 16

    $1,326.00

    Mount Rainier is undeniable. At almost 14,400 feet, it is the third highest peak in the lower 48 states.

  28. The Pickets Traverse

    The Pickets Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    Jul 21 -- Jul 26

    $1,300.00

    This sub-range of the North Cascades is considered the most rugged terrain in the lower 48.

  29. August
  30. crampon work on the "lower Coleman Glacier"

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    North Cascades

    Aug 1 -- Aug 5

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, and a summit attempt of Mount Baker.

  31. The super classic view of Forbidden Peak from the Boston-Sahale col

    Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

    North Cascades

    Aug 5 -- Aug 9

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

  32. Advanced Kid's Rock

    Advanced Kid's Rock

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Aug 6 -- Aug 8

    $250.00

    We've had great success with our Kid's Rock program and many of the kids are ready for more.

  33. The Matterhorn and its famous Hornli Ridge

    Matterhorn and Zermatt Valley

    Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

    Aug 11 -- Aug 15

    $0.00

    Just about every mountaineer wants to climb the Matterhorn at some point. We'll do it...and then some.

  34. Kurt Buchwald in the fixed rope section near the shoulder.

    Alps Trilogy: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc

    Switzerland and France

    Aug 17 -- Aug 26

    $5,500.00

    The Matterhorn, the Eiger and Mont Blanc. It barely needs any explaining. These three peaks represent the quintessential mountains of the Swiss and French Alps.

  35. Near the summit of the Dufourspitze.

    Monte Rosa Traverse

    Switzerland and Italy

    Aug 18 -- Aug 23

    $2,400.00

    Monte Rosa is the second highest peak in the Alps at 15,292 feet. No other traverse in the Alps will let you summit as many 4,000 meter peaks in such a short time.

  36. Summer Haute Route

    Summer Haute Route

    Aug 25 -- Aug 30

    $2,200.00

    The Summer Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is arguably one of the most scenic and famous multi-day hikes in all of the Alps.

  37. September
  38. Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

    Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

    Mount Baker, WA

    Sep 4 -- Sep 7

    $655.00

    This course covers steep ice climbing, anchor systems, rope handling in alpine and glaciated terrain, multi pitch scenarios, gear selection, route and site selection and much more.

  39. Looking at Johannesburg never gets old.

    Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

    North Cascades

    Sep 9 -- Sep 13

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.