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Rock climbing week in the North Cascades, from Seattle

Join an AMGA-certified mountain guide for this unforgettable 6-day rock climbing and backpacking experience to the summit of some of the most prominent peaks in the North Cascades. Explore the stunning beauty of Washington state and make amazing rock climbing ascents each day.


6 Days





* Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Northern Cascades.

* Summit several prominent peaks along the way.

* Combine climbing and hiking for an amazing week-long adventure.


Come to the North Cascade Range in wonderful Washington State for an incredible 6-day rock climbing and mountaineering experience!

After meeting up in Seattle, we will make the scenic drive up into the northern reaches of the Cascade Mountains and spend the night in a local hotel.

The following day, we will make our way out into the mountains to begin our rock climbing and backpacking adventure.

Over the course of the next five days, we will summit some of the range’s most prominent peaks via some classic route.

The following are just a few of the mountains and routes that, weather permitting, we will have the option of climbing:

  • Forbidden Peak via the west ridge

  • Sahale Peak via the Queen Sabe Glacier

  • Shark fin Tower via the southeast ridge

  • Torment and the Torment Forbidden Traverse

  • Mt Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier or the Fischer Chimneys route

  • Mt Triumph via the northeast ridge

From the top of each of these mountains and on the approaches as well, we will enjoy amazing views and become well acquainted with this part of Washington’s backcountry.

By the time we’re finished, you’ll be wondering when the next time you can sneak back up here will be!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable 6-day rock climbing and backpacking experience through the wonderful wilderness of the North Cascades in Washington state!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our half-day rock climbing ascent of Sky Top in the Shawgunk Mountains of New York state!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Please note that only dinners are the only meals included in the price.

About the guide

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Alpine Guide

AMGA Certified Alpine and Rock Guide, New York State Licensed Guide, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, AIARE (avalanche training) Level I, II and III, Leave No Trace Master Educator, General Class Amateur Radio Operator -KC2IZD, Eagle Scout. Author of "An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains", and co-author of "A Rock Climber's Guide to the Peter's Kill Climbing Area".

I began climbing in 1988, and guiding in 1991. My first visit to the Gunks was during Columbus Day weekend in 1990. After a good number of return visits, I began guiding here in the fall of 1995 commuting (from my hometown in PA) for work until moving here in 1997. During the season of 1997, I worked part time at Rock and Snow until becoming a Level One Certified Rock Guide in October. From then on, I have guided full-time and consider myself lucky to be able to make a career out of guiding. I have shared the experience of climbing with many guests at many different locations throughout the country - some guests have climbed with me regularly for over 20 years. Over that time I have swapped leads, shared experiences, grown friendships, and set future climbing goals.

While I enjoy all types of climbing, I prefer the solitude, self-reliance, and commitment you gain from climbing traditional multi-pitch routes.

I strive to offer the most professional services possible, and continually work on improving my standards. I have been involved with the AMGA since 1993; participated in the Basic and Advanced Rock Guides courses, successfully completed two rock exams - Level One and Rock Guide, participated in both the Alpine and Advanced Alpine Guides courses, successfully completed the Alpine Exam, and continue to work toward my ski certification. I served two full terms on the AMGA Board of Directors (2009 - 2015) and Accreditation Committee, and as an instructor for their Rock Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor Courses.





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What people are saying about Alpine



It was a perfect day of learning to Ice Climb. The guide, Simon, was awesome! He picked, and fixed great routes for me to successfully scale, challenge myself, learn and have fun! Multiple successful first ascents on different difficulty lines! It was exactly what I wanted the day to be! The "Aprés Climb," at a local Brewery after was fun. Had a beer and an appetizer, a lot of laughs and good conversation! Well done mates! Well done!

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