1. May
  2. the amazing descent down the Forbidden Glacier (Scott Schell photo)

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    May 5 -- May 8

    $610.00

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

  3. basic climbing in steep snow

    Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

    North Cascades National Park

    May 5 -- May 8

    $720.00

    Boston Basin is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park and lies at the foot of the famous Forbidden Peak. The Boston Basin area quite possibly provides one of the best ski mountaineering course settings in the lower 48 states. You will be taught an amazing curriculum by AMGA or IFMGA certified guides.

  4. Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    May 6 -- May 8

    $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!

  5. On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

    Forbidden Traverse Express

    North Cascades National Park

    May 6 -- May 8

    $520.00

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

  6. Landing on the Dais glacier

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 6 -- May 16

    $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.

  7. Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mount Baker in the North Cascades

    May 7 -- May 8

    $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.

  8. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    May 7 -- May 7

    $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!



  9. Pickets Ski Traverse

    Pickets Ski Traverse

    North Cascades

    May 9 -- May 14

    $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!

  10. Colfax Peak in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    Mt. Baker

    May 13 -- May 15

    $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!

  11. Intro to Rock

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    May 13 -- May 15

    $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. 

  12. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    May 13 -- May 15

    $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.

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

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 14 -- May 15

    $350.00

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

  14. June
  15. Trad Rock Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Jun 3 -- Jun 5

    $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!

  16. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Jun 4 -- Jun 4

    $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!

  17. Intro to Rock

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Jun 17 -- Jun 19

    $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. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    Jun 17 -- Jun 19

    $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.

  19. Classic Sunny Vantage

    Intro and Intermediate Rock Climbing in Vantage, WA

    Vantage, WA

    Jun 18 -- Jun 19

    $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!

  20. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jun 22 -- Jun 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.

  21. Fun climbing on the middle pitch

    The Tooth South Face

    Alpental Valley

    Jun 26 -- Jun 26

    $220.00

    The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.

  22. July
  23. Trad Rock Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Jul 1 -- Jul 3

    $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!

  24. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 2 -- Jul 3

    $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. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 2 -- Jul 3

    $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.

  26. The steep rappel section of the summit

    The Tooth South Face

    Alpental Valley

    Jul 3 -- Jul 3

    $220.00

    The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.

  27. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 6 -- Jul 10

    $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.

  28. Nils Watkins getting after it.

    Kid's Rock Climbing

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Jul 6 -- Jul 8

    $200.00

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

  29. Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys climb

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Jul 8 -- Jul 10

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  30. The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

    Mount Rainier Climb -- SOLD OUT

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 10 -- Jul 13

    $1,400.00

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

  31. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $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.

  32. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $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.

  33. Intro to Rock Climbing

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $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. 

  34. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 16 -- Jul 17

    $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. 

  35. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 16 -- Jul 17

    $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.

  36. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 20 -- Jul 24

    $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.

  37. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 22 -- Jul 24

    $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. Jeff in the Fisher Chimneys

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Jul 22 -- Jul 24

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  39. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 29 -- Jul 31

    $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.

  40. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 30 -- Jul 31

    $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.

  41. The Matterhorn and its famous Hornli Ridge

    Matterhorn Hornli Ridge and Zermatt day trips

    Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

    Jul 31 -- Aug 4

    $2,620.00

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

  42. The steep rappel section of the summit

    The Tooth South Face

    Alpental Valley

    Jul 31 -- Jul 31

    $220.00

    The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.

  43. August
  44. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 3 -- Aug 7

    $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.

  45. Advanced Kid's Rock

    Advanced Kid's Rock

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Aug 3 -- Aug 5

    $250.00

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

  46. Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Aug 5 -- Aug 7

    $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!

  47. Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Aug 5 -- Aug 7

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

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

    Alps Trilogy: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc

    Switzerland and France

    Aug 7 -- Aug 16

    $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.

  49. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $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. Intro to Rock Climbing

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $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. 

  51. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $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.

  52. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 13 -- Aug 14

    $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.

  53. Forbidden Summit

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Aug 13 -- Aug 14

    $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. 

  54. Near the summit of the Dufourspitze.

    Monte Rosa Traverse

    Switzerland and Italy

    Aug 15 -- Aug 20

    $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.

  55. Summer Haute Route

    Summer Haute Route

    Aug 15 -- Aug 27

    $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.

  56. Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Aug 19 -- Aug 21

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  57. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 24 -- Aug 28

    $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.

  58. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 26 -- Aug 28

    $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.

  59. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 27 -- Aug 28

    $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.

  60. September
  61. Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

    Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

    Mount Baker, WA

    Sep 1 -- Sep 4

    $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.

  62. Mount Shuksan from Lake Anne

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Sep 2 -- Sep 4

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  63. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Sep 3 -- Sep 4

    $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. 

  64. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb-September

    Mount Baker

    Sep 3 -- Sep 4

    $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.

  65. Fun climbing on the middle pitch

    The Tooth South Face

    Alpental Valley

    Sep 4 -- Sep 4

    $220.00

    The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.

  66. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Sep 9 -- Sep 11

    $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.

  67. On the upper Curtis Glacier looking at Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Sep 9 -- Sep 11

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

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

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

    Mexico

    Oct 22 -- Oct 28

    $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.

  70. March
  71. Grand Desert Glacier near Verbier, Switzerland

    Short Bus Adventure Ski Week

    Switzerland

    Mar 27 -- Apr 1

    $2,580.00

    Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee are world class resorts in the Alps with an amazing lift infrastructure and we intend to use it. During the Short Bus Week we will expose a group of Adventure skiers to some of the best known and some of the not so well known ski tours and ski descents of the Savoy and Valaisan Alps. We know the Alps and especially the Swiss Alps. We know them more intimately than many guides from the states who guide there.