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Climbing Glacier Peak in Washington State (Glacier Peak Wilderness), 4 days


Join an AMGA-certified mountain guide for this unforgettable 4-day mountaineering experience to the summit of Glacier Peak. Enjoy the incredible scenery as you cross rivers, hike through forests and traverse glaciers en route to the stunning summit.


Cascade Range

4 Days





  • Enjoy the stunning scenery on and around Glacier Peak.
  • Hike through a 700-year-old forest.
  • Camp at the foot of a glacier and explore varied alpine terrains.


Washington state's fourth highest volcanic peak towers 10,525 feet above its pristine alpine surroundings.

Glacier Peak stands alone in a half-million acre wilderness area and heading up to its summit makes for an incredible backcountry adventure!

Starting from Sedro Woolley, we will go over the trip itinerary before making the two hour drive to the North Fork of Sauk River trailhead at 2,300 feet.

From here, we begin hiking to our first camp, passing through a 700-year-old western red cedar forest and enjoying fantastic views of Sloan Peak, the Monte-Cristo area and the Dakobed Range.

The following day, we continue our approach toward the mountain.
The day includes some challenging hiking, traversing up above the White River, before descending into Glacier Peak Meadow and heading back up near the foot of Suiattle Glacier.

The following day is summit day! After getting a pre-dawn alpine start, we will ascend through the moderate snow fields around Disappointment Peak to access the Cool Glacier.

We will then proceed to climb the Cool Glacier, traversing a snow and rock arête, before reaching the icy summit of Glacier Peak. After enjoying the phenomenal views of the surroundings, we will hike back down to our second camp and relax for the rest of the afternoon.

The following day, we will wake up early again, pack up camp and hike back to the trailhead.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible backcountry experience as we climb to the top of Glacier Peak in the Cascade Range!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 3-day ascent of Eldorado Peak via Inspiration Glacier, also in the Cascade Range!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Mountaineering boots

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

*Please keep in mind that the full balance of this trip must be paid upfront.

**Price includes a non-refundable reservation fee of 250 USD.

***Partial refund of the balance up to 90 days in advance.


More info

Please contact us to receive a complete equipment checklist.

Meeting point

Sedro Woolley, WA

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

About the guide

Celebrating 40 years of adventures in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide, NW Mountain Guides is one of the most experienced and refined companies on the planet.

We offer private climbs of the classic mountains in the Pacific NW, including Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan and Mount Olympus.

Internationally, we offer trekking and climbing in Mexico, Nepal, Argentina and Africa.


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Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA

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