North Cascades National Park and Mount Baker, Washington

North Cascades National Park is widely regarded as the Alps of North America. Covering over 500,000 acres, the park boasts jagged peaks, cascading glaciers and waterfalls, and deep valleys ripe with wildlife. Notable peaks like Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan are perfect places to learn and apply the Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering craft. Forbidden Peak’s West Ridge is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. The Torment-Forbidden Traverse is a famous, highly sought after alpine objective that commands the skyline over the Boston Basin. The list goes on and on. There is simply no shortage of adventure in the North Cascades!

Climb with our experienced and highly trained guides. All lead guides are AMGA Certified Alpine Guides. We are here to help you; challenge yourself, achieve your goals and have fun doing it with well planned guidance.

3-day sample itinerary:
Day 0:

  • Meet the day prior to climb and review gear/logistics

Day 1:

  • Meet in the morning at the trailhead
  • Hike into area and set up bivy or camp
  • Review glacier travel and other skills if req’d
  • Scout conditions and dinner before bed

Day 2:

  • Wake early and start ascent, alpine start by headlamp likely depending on objective
  • Climbing objective(s)
  • Descend back to bivy, dinner and celebration

Day 3:

  • Break camp and hike back to upper trailhead
  • This day can be used as a weather back-up from Day 2

Optional 4-day sample itinerary addition:

  • Day 0 and 1: remain the same.
  • Day 2: becomes a full skills day and training
  • Day 3: becomes Summit/Objective day
  • Day 4: break camp and hike out

Our Favorite Climbs:
Mount Baker
Mount Shuksan
Forbidden Peak
Torment-Forbidden Traverse
Sahale
Sharkfin Tower
Eldorado Peak
Dorado Needle
Early Winter Spires
Mount Triumph

Our Favorite Glacier Ski Mountains:
Mount Baker
Mount Shuksan

Guest to Guide Ratio, Pricing:
Prices are per person, per day

1:1 $650
2:1 $395
3:1* $350
4:1** $300

*glacier climbs and skiing only, no technical rock
**skiing ratio only

 

For groups larger than 3:1, Call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

Guest to Guide Ratio, Pricing:
Prices are per person, 3-day climbs

1:1 $1,950
2:1 $1,185
3:1* $1,050
4:1** $900

*glacier climbs and skiing only, no technical rock
**skiing ratio only

 

For groups larger than 3:1, Call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

Climber Expectations:
Previous climbing experience required.  For big days in the North Cascades our preference is that we’ve climbed with you in the past.  If you are new to us, we’ll expect a climbing resume for review.

Trip Includes:
Climbing with an AMGA Certified Alpine & Rock Guide.  Overnight bivy permits. All group climbing and safety equipment. Personal climbing gear can be rented if required.

Not Included:
Transportation, personal climbing gear, clothing, food and travel/medical insurance.

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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