Join a certified mountain guide on this amazing ascent to Sahale Peak, in the state of Washington and the Cascade Mountains.
May - Sep
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The Cascade Mountains in Washington are truly a sight to behold. With heavy hitters like Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, they are symbolic to the region and its terrain and play a vital role in keeping the Evergreen State as lush and beautiful as it is. One of the craggiest and most notable summits in the range is Sahale Mountain (8,680 ft.), a popular destination for mountaineers.
Sahale is glaciated, so it is a perfect place to hone glacier travel skills and learn the ropes of mountaineering. Your program is designed to do just that, focusing on the fundamentals to set you up for success in this wild and woolly sport. Safety is always of the utmost importance, and combining that with a fun, enriching program will leave you with an experience you will never forget.
Some of the other skills and techniques you will learn are wilderness safety, objective and subjective hazards, climbing knots, roped team movement, and self-arrest procedures.
Its close proximity to the city of Seattle makes it an easy mountain to access, so expert hikers and beginning mountaineers can advance their climbing technique in strides over just two days. Along the way we will learn how to properly cook mountain meals, we will cover crevasse and glacier safety, and develop our skillset through practical application. You will feel like professional mountaineers by the time you reach the summit on the second day.
The mountain itself is stunning. Sahale is home to some of the most remarkable panoramas in the region. We have a modest hike the first day, and the approach is full of incredible pictures just waiting to be taken. You will even gain vital knowledge in how to set up a camp site. Leave No Trace policies will also be part of the instruction, as we aim to always leave the mountain better than we found it.
The Cascades are our home base, and we take pride in showing you the best adventure possible. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you to make sure you have a safe, fun, and satisfying trip that you will remember long after you leave the mountain. In fact, we hope to see you continue your passion for climbing and watch you pursue more ambitious mountains and adventures.
The program is designed for hikers looking to break into mountaineering and beginning mountaineers who want to build a foundation of fundamentals. You should have a moderate to high level of fitness for this program, and any previous climbing and mountaineering experience you have is a huge plus.
Book this special mountaineering course NOW and discover the wide world of mountaineering in the magic of the Cascades, the Pacific Northwest, and Washington State!
We can also try a four-day ascent of Glacier Peak via the Gerdine and Cool Glaciers! Or we can switch gears and go for a family backpacking tour in the Snoqualmie National Forest!
- Guiding fee
- Permit and entrance fees
- Camping equipment tents
- Camping equipment cooking utensils
This is the price to join one of my group programs. Private guiding fee is USD 1012.
The price includes Professional instruction/guide, group-climbing equipment including ropes and safety equipment, group camping equipment including tents, stoves, cooking pots, water filters, hot water, permits, and permit fees.
Note: You need to bring your own personal gear and freeze-dried food packets or any food that can be cooked easily with hot water.
The price does NOT include transportation, lunches and snacks, gratuities for guides, and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
After meeting at the Park and Ride, we will set up carpools. It will take roughly three hours to drive from Seattle to the trailhead. Once we arrive, we will have a briefing of the upcoming adventure, and set out on a great afternoon hike to our base camp. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the mountain scenery and to take pictures while taking necessary breaks.
After five to six hours, we will reach 5,400 feet and set up base camp. Lessons in snow walking and ice axe technique will lead us into dinner, and we will learn how to cook in the mountains as the sun sets on our first day.
We will wake up early and have a wonderful breakfast to prepare us for a big day. Our instruction in equipment and technique continues, and it will include training in crampons, rope management and anchors, glacier travel and roped team efficiency, and safety training. Crevasse navigation will also be covered as a vital part of glacier traversing.
We will practice our newly-discovered skills before heading out to attempt the summit of Sahale. The peak stands at 8,680 feet and offers unbelievable panoramas of the Cascades and the glorious mountainside. Returning to base camp early gives us the chance to eat a great meal and congratulate ourselves on a job well done before heading home from an amazing mountaineering program.
Group sizes generally range from two (2) to six (6) people, with a guide ratio of no more than 3:1.
Participants must be at least 13 years of age.
Please contact me for more information regarding larger groups and/or privately guided climbs.
At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.
We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.
We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.
Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.
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Sandeep and his wife, Jasmine, are lovely guides! We did a 1 day intro to rock climbing excursion with them and we had a great time! They communicated well and provided us with a fun and safe day of climbing. They chose routes based on our experience and taught us a lot. I highly recommend hiring Miyar Adventures. We have already shared their info with friends and family.
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