1. April
  2. Camp on the Quie Sabe Glacier

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 23 -- Apr 26

    $590.00

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

  3. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Apr 24 -- Apr 24

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  4. May
  5. Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    North Cascades

    May 2 -- May 3

    $350.00

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

  6. 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!



  7. Pickets Ski Traverse

    Pickets Ski Traverse

    North Cascades

    May 4 -- May 9

    $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!

  8. Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

    Isolation Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    May 7 -- May 10

    $595.00

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

  9. Waddington's North West summit

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 8 -- May 17

    $2,800.00

    At 13,300 feet, Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in British Columbia. The Waddington Range is known in the climbing community for its great granite, endless number of routes, vast ski touring terrain and remote location - so remote that access becomes easy. We drive to a heli-port west of Williams Lake, B.C. and fly into the heart of the range with White Saddle Air. Once there, we will establish a comfortable base camp on the Dais Glacier, which allows us to complete a number of beautiful ski tours and descents with light packs.

  10. Taking a break on the Curtain morain

    Spearhead Traverse Express

    BC Coast Range

    May 8 -- May 10

    $545.00

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

  11. On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

    Forbidden Express

    North Cascades National Park

    May 8 -- May 10

    $520.00

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

  12. Intro to Rock

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    May 8 -- May 10

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  13. Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mount Baker in the North Cascades

    May 9 -- May 10

    $360.00

    Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.

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

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 16 -- May 17

    $350.00

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

  15. Colfax Peak in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    Mt. Baker

    May 22 -- May 24

    $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!

  16. June
  17. Intro to Rock

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Jun 5 -- Jun 7

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  18. Baker Summit Ridge

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Jun 7 -- Jun 7

    $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. Intro to Rock

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Jun 19 -- Jun 21

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  20. Classic Sunny Vantage

    Intro and Intermediate Rock Climbing in Vantage, WA

    Vantage, WA

    Jun 20 -- Jun 21

    $300.00

    Summer can be slow to arrive in Western Washington, so lets take a short drive to Vantage where the sun is almost always shining!

  21. Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Jun 26 -- Jun 28

    $460.00

    Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way. From ground up. It is important. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Learn how to do it safely from professional mountain guides!

  22. July
  23. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 4 -- Jul 5

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  24. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 4 -- Jul 5

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  25. Nils Watkins getting after it.

    Kid's Rock Climbing

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Jul 7 -- Jul 9

    $200.00

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

  26. 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.

  27. Lead climbing at the level that you are comfortable with

    Lead climbing course in Vantage and North Bend

    Vantage, WA

    Jul 10 -- Jul 12

    $450.00

    The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.

  28. Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Jul 10 -- Jul 12

    $460.00

    Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way. From ground up. It is important. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Learn how to do it safely from professional mountain guides!

  29. Intro to Rock Climbing

    Intro to Rock Climbing-July 10 - 12

    Jul 10 -- Jul 12

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  30. The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

    Mount Rainier Climb

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 12 -- Jul 15

    $1,326.00

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

  31. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 17 -- Jul 19

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  32. Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 18 -- Jul 19

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  33. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 18 -- Jul 19

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  34. The Pickets Traverse

    The Pickets Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    Jul 20 -- Jul 25

    $1,300.00

    This sub-range of the North Cascades is considered the most rugged terrain in the lower 48. A traverse through the Picket Range is a true adventure.

  35. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 22 -- Jul 26

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

  36. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 24 -- Jul 26

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  37. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 31 -- Aug 2

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  38. August
  39. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 1 -- Aug 2

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  40. The Matterhorn and its famous Hornli Ridge

    Matterhorn Hornli Ridge and Zermatt day trips

    Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

    Aug 2 -- Aug 6

    $2,620.00

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

  41. Advanced Kid's Rock

    Advanced Kid's Rock

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Aug 4 -- Aug 6

    $250.00

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

  42. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 5 -- Aug 9

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

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

    Alps Trilogy: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc

    Switzerland and France

    Aug 9 -- Aug 18

    $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.

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

    Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades

    North Cascades

    Aug 12 -- Aug 16

    $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.

  45. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 14 -- Aug 16

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  46. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 15 -- Aug 16

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  47. Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Aug 15 -- Aug 16

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  48. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 26 -- Aug 30

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

  49. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 28 -- Aug 30

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  50. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 29 -- Aug 30

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  51. September
  52. Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

    Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

    Mount Baker, WA

    Sep 3 -- Sep 6

    $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.

  53. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb-September

    Mount Baker

    Sep 5 -- Sep 6

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  54. Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Sep 5 -- Sep 6

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  55. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Sep 11 -- Sep 13

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

  56. October
  57. Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) Servimont photo

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

    Mexico

    Oct 23 -- Oct 29

    $2,400.00

    NEW FOR 2014 – MEXICO! Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) is the highest point in Mexico and the third highest point in North America. It’s a popular mountaineering objective in its own right, but we propose doing what we’re best known for – skiing 4000 ft from the summit to the toe of the Jamapa Glacier! This trip timed to coincide with the end of the storms that brings Orizaba most of its snow, and happens to on the week before Dia de Muertos – the Day of the Dead, one of the great holidays of Mexican culture.

  58. March
  59. Just about all you need to know. Paul Werner photo

    Skitouring in the fjords of Norway

    Northern Norway

    Mar 21 -- Mar 26

    $3,260.00

    WE'VE GOT THE BOAT RESERVED AND A GROUP FORMING! DON'T WAIT TOO LONG!