Join a certified mountain guide for this 3 to 5-day alpine rock climbing experience in the remote wilderness of North Cascades National Park. Enjoy some of the best alpine climbing in the region and take in superb views as you go.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Head out into the wilds of North Cascades National Park for a truly incredible alpine rock climbing experience.
Depending on how much time you have, we can either climb Early Morning Spire or Dorado Needle over the course of three days, or tackle both over the course of five days. It’s up to you.
Either way, we will enjoy some of the best alpine climbing that the Cascade Range has to offer. After leaving Seattle and making our way to our camp at Inspiration Glacier on day one, the fun begins.
Widely regarded as two of the best alpine climbing routes in the Cascade Pass region, Dorado Needle and Early Morning Spire combine long and glaciated approaches with up to 12 pitches of spectacular, intermediate-level climbing.
Among the numerous highlights of the trip is the arete of Eldorado, which offers one of the longest and most aesthetic lines in the Cascade Range, some up to 3,000 feet long.
From the top as well as along the way, the views will always be simply stunning, with immaculate vistas over the surrounding mountains and glaciers.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 3 to 5-day alpine rock climbing experience in scenic North Cascades National Park.
If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 1+ day alpine rock climbing trips throughout the Cascade Range!
After meeting at your local hotel, we will make the 2.5 hour drive to Cascade Pass and the Eldorado Creek trailhead. We will then make the 5 to 7 hour hike to our camp at Inspiration Glacier.
On these days, we will either climb Dorado Needle and/or Early Morning Spire. Depending on your time constraints, we can climb Dorado Needle and hike back to the trailhead on day 3.
We will climb the West Arete of Eldorado and then hike back to the car on the following day. We can also hike back to the trailhead on day 4.
Other gear: Please contact us for a complete equipment list.
For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.
Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.
Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.
Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
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