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Ruth Mountain (2,169m), 2-day Climb via the North Ridge in Washington State

Join a certified mountain guide for this fun, scenic and informative two-day entry level mountaineering ascent of Ruth Mountain. Enjoy the great views from the top of this northern Cascade Peak and learn the essentials of the sport.

Private and Group

Cascade Range

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


First Time


  • Learn essential mountaineering and leave-no-trace camping skills.
  • Enjoy a variety of incredible views out over the surroundings.
  • Make it up above 7,000 feet above sea level once we reach the summit.


Rising to 7,115 feet above sea level in the stunning scenery of the northern Cascade Range, Ruth Mountain is the perfect peak for first-time mountaineers.

The summit offers excellent vistas out over nearby Pickets Ridge and a unique view on the north side of Mount Shuksan. The two-day ascent also serves as an excellent learning experience for anyone who wants to get into mountaineering.

Our adventure begins with a 7 am orientation, before we drive on to the trailhead and begin hiking to our high camp. The four to five mile hike is fairly strenuous, but takes us though an ancient forest and alpine meadows.

Once at our high camp spot, we will go over all the fundamentals of setting up a leave-no-trace camp. The rest of the day will then be spent going over necessary mountaineering skills for our ascent, including snow climbing techniques, using an ice axe, self belay and self arrest, and movement in balance. We’ll also try to go over knot tying for climbing, belay techniques and signals, basic anchor work and rappelling, if we have the time.

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will wake up and begin our summit attempt on the second day. As the sun rises, we will get our first views out over the summit and have the opportunity to try out many of our newly acquired mountaineering skills.

We’ll spend some time enjoying the excellent views from the summit, before descending back to base camp and packing it up. From here, we will hike back to the cars and drive back to our starting point.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an incredible introductory mountaineering adventure to the summit of Ruth Mountain in Washington State!

If you like the look of this trip, but want to try out a slightly more challenging peak, then we think you will also enjoy our 3-day ascent of Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please note that the price listed above is for group dates. Contact us for private trip price quotes.


Meeting point

Seattle, Washington

Equipment you will need to bring



Ice axe




Belay device

Watter bottle

Other gear: Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

About the guide

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.



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