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5-day Mountaineering Skills Course in the Cascade Range (USA)

Join a certified mountain guide for this exhilarating 5-day mountaineering skills course in Washington state's Cascade Range.

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Learn everything you need to know about mountaineering in a scenic environment.

  • Learn various safety and rescue techniques.

  • Summit either Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan at the end of our trip.

Description

Join me for this fun and informing 5-day mountaineering skills course as we trek through the Cascade Range and summit either Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan.

Our trip begins with three-and-a-hald full days of instruction in the backcountry. Once we have met up and arrived at the trailhead, we will hike to our campsite and set everything up.

Over the course of these three days we will go over all the necessary skills for you to successfully mountaineer on your own, including walking with and without crampons, self-arrest and team-rope arrest techniques, using an ice axe, stacking, flaking and how to use all your gear.

On the fourth day, we will practice self-rescue and team-rescue techniques that are crucially important for when you are mountaineering without a guide. Since we have a long day the following day, we will be sure to get to bed nice and early.

This day is the highlight of the trip. We will wake up at around 1 am and head for the summit. Once we are up at the top of either Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan, we will enjoy the sunrise before heading back to camp.

After a brief rest, we will learn and practice crevasse rescue techniques before packing up camp and heading back to the trailhead. While we are en route back to Seattle, we will enjoy a well-deserved celebratory meal at a local restaurant.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this exhilarating and informative 5-day mountaineering skills course through the scenic Cascade Range!

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Details

Accommodation

We will spend the duration of our trip camping in tents.

Meeting point

We will meet at a convenient park and ride in the Seattle area.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet up at a local park and ride then drive to the trailhead and hike to our first camp, where we begin going over necessary skills and techniques.

Day 2 to 4: Learning and practicing

We will spend the course of these days learning and practicing all the necessary mountaineering and safety techniques to successfully complete our trip.

Day 5: Summiting and to Seattle

We will wake up at 1 am and begin our ascent to the summit of either Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan. After returning we will go over a few more safety techniques then return to Seattle.


About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1289 each

Group of 2

USD 1289 each

Group of 3

USD 1289 each

Group of 4

USD 1289 each

Group of 5

USD 1289 each

Group of 6

USD 1289 each

Group of 7

USD 1289 each

Group of 8

USD 1289 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please note that price does not include parking or park entrance fees.


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