Join a certified mountain guide on this amazing ascent to Sahale Peak, in the state of Washington and the Cascade Mountains.
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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.”
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.
We will be setting up camp and sleeping in tents for the duration of the 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.
We will meet at 8:00am at a Park & Ride in the Seattle area. It will be in a convenient location, and we will have more information upon booking.
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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Hisham was a great guide!
I had an amazing time climbing the tooth and the guides Jasmine and Sandeep were great! I really appreciated their flexibility and allowing me to choose a different route up the tooth. Amazing hike in. I’m glad we were able to beat the heat and the crowds.
We had an amazing experience, The Miyar team was outstanding. We all learned so much for our guides Anne and Deim. You all did wonderful in answering all my concerns and questions. Thank you so much!
After speaking with Sandeep at Miyar, we actually opted for a different trip, a 4-day backpacking trip to the High Divide Loop at Olympic National Park. Our guide was amazing and we had a phenomenal time. I'm very thankful for Sandeep's experience and suggestion as I think the Olympic trip was exactly the right trip for us! Communication leading up to the trip left a lot of room for improvement, but everything fell into place at the last minute. Our guide, Chloe, couldn't have been better for my family if I'd handpicked a guide myself. She was knowledgeable, encouraging, supportive, and just an all around genuine human being. I would recommend her anytime!
Myself and my daughter climbed Mt. Baker with Miyar Adventures via Easton Glacier route, Simon was our guide. The whole experience was epic in many ways. Simon's knowledge is excellent, I would trust him 100% in any situations that may come up on the mountain. We learned a lot and it was fun. The overall organization from Miyar was great (including informational emails from Jake and communication with Sandeep). Great company that I would choose again in a heartbeat.
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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Whole group summited! Huge thanks to the guides for helping us all get there! It's certainly not an easy climb, but the entire experience was fantastic. Especially loved the snow skills training on the second day. Lots of fun was had practicing the self arrest & team arrest. The team arrest training was a huge confidence builder to see that I wasn’t going to take the entire team down if I fell The lead guide (Glen) was fabulous. You can tell he really enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the guests on his trip. Folks in the store are super helpful as well. Sandeep (owner) is great, and have talked with him in the store & via email several times to get advice. Great pre-trip guidance (including a meeting the night before the climb to make sure you have all the gear you need & nothing you don’t), and you can tell how much Sandeep cares about making sure every guest has a great experience. Lots of reasonably priced gear rental options available here as well if you aren’t sure if mountaineering is for you. Considering a Kili trip while I’m still in good hiking shape, and they’ll be the first place I look at if I decide to book.
I took the Mountaineering skills course (5 days) in Baker. I learned so much about Glacier travel, rope management, crevasse rescue, and much more! Glen, our guide was awesome and highly knowledgeable. We also got to summit Mt. Baker during the course which was the most magical part! I HIGHLY recommend them!
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. I had the very best experience climbing Mount Baker with Miyar Adventures. Coordination was not the easiest with Covid but they were very communicative throughout the process. This was my first roped travel experience and I felt that Miyar prepared me very well with gear lists and videos before the trip and with hands on training the day before our summit. Everyone was very courteous when it came to masks and social distancing. When we lost our guide just a couple days before due to cold symptoms (he took precautions and got a Covid test right away but the results window may have impacted our trip - it ended up being negative thankfully) the owner, Sandeep, stepped in to guide us! Sandeep made sure we were all safe and had a great time. Our team all summited successfully! I would definitely recommend this guide company and will be booking with them again in the future!
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Five days of awesome is all I can say. Glen our instructor and guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had previous glacier mountaineering experience and his techniques were so much more efficient than what I had been taught. To top it off we had a great summit day.
Everything was great. From the explore share professional that connected me to the guide service, and the guide on the mountain.
Overall, an absolutely incredible experience and memories that will last for a long time. For someone who had never done a glacier climb, this was an amazing experience. First time being roped up and getting to stare into the belly of the beast (a crevasse) was an unforgettable experience. Our guides Tyler and Chris were extremely knowledgeable. Throughout our trip they kept sharing interesting anecdotes and tips about climbing. Once we reached basecamp, they took us out in the snow to review cramponing, snow skills and how to wear a harness and attach yourselves to a rope. This was supposed to be a 3 day climb, but due to inclement weather it became a 2 day climb. We lucked out with the weather clearing from first day afternoon until second day evening. On the second day we set out with an alpine start at 2 am. At the summit, the views were absolutely breathtaking - by far the prettiest mountaintop I had seen. We were absolutely surrounded by mountain peaks on every side. We got to spend a nice 40 minutes at the top and hoofed it back to the trailhead by 5 pm. We thought we were done, but no - at the coffee break our guides told us we had paid for 3 days - so what did we want to do on the third day? They took us to a rock-climbing structure and taught us the basics of crevasse rescue and answered a whole bunch of mountaineering questions (we had a LOT). Absolutely unexpected and this third day was the cherry on the top.
This was an absolutely amazing experience for me. I had never climbed a glaciated mountain before, and was completely new to all the skills and equipment required for such a venture. Our guides Chris and Sandeep were super knowledgeable and consistently shared a lot of information with us. We learned how to wear a harness, tie ourselves to a rope, rope team safety, and basic snow skills. We started for the summit around 2:30am and reached the top in about 6 hours. We lucked out weather wise as it was sunny and not windy at all. The view at the top was breathtaking to say the least! Our guides made us feel safe and gave lots of tips on improving our techniques during the climb, so it was a great learning experience. Would definitely do another climb with them again!
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