trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
10 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


You love hiking but now you dream of becoming a backcountry traveler? Then join me in this indoors basic mountaineering course in Seattle, in the United States. You will start learning the secrets to become a real mountaineer!

This is an 8-hour classroom-based course, in our office. The course will prepare you for a guided, multi-day, overnight peak ascent. Then, you will be able to join me in some adventure to Washington’s mountains.

In our basic mountaineering course in Seattle you will learn key skills, like map and compass navigation. Also, meal preparation, how to pack and what to bring. Most important, after this beginner level course you will be ready to apply what you have learnt out in the mountains!

And there is so much to learn! Along these 8 hours I will teach you the following:

  • Detailed review of clothing and equipment requirements
  • Meal preparation
  • Navigation
  • Understanding mountain dangers
  • Climbing ethics and styles
  • Discussion of land use permits and land management agencies
  • Conditioning and fitness requirements
  • Leave No Trace ethics and principles
  • Trip planning and preparation practice
  • Basic emergency response
  • Glacier rigging and travel

I will deliver the course in lecture format. We will discuss logistics and equipment of glacier mountaineering. Most important, you will learn some important skills you need to travel in glaciated and snowy terrain. This will be the first step in your evolution from hiker to technical mountaineer.

Also, you are expected to run 2 miles at your pace! This will support the physical fitness required for mountaineering.

So, if you are ready for new adventures, contact me! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this basic mountaineering course in Seattle. Also, if you want to venture yourself into climbing I offer an introductory indoor climbing course. Check it out!

Price per person

1 Person90USD
Group of 290USD
Group of 390USD
Group of 490USD
Group of 590USD
Group of 690USD
Group of 790USD
Group of 890USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Meeting point

Kaf Adventures, Seattle

More info

-This is a beginner level course. Any backcountry experience will enhance your ability to learn, but no prior experience is necessary.

Bring the equipment you would use in the mountains to aid in the discussion on mountaineering gear.
You should also bring running shoes, and an outfit to run in rain or shine.

-If you need any gear, I offer full-service rentals.

-The price also includes an Informational Mountaineering Handbook with course curriculum and more! It's a great resource and reference for continuing your education prior to the outing.

-The course is scheduled to run from 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm if taking the course in Portland.

-Group maximum size: 24