Northwest Alpine Guides

Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Ski Touring Snoqualmie Ski Touring Mount Baker Ski Touring Mount Baker Ski Touring

Leave the crowds behind and learn how to backcountry ski. During this course we’ll introduce the essential ski skills that allows us to travel throughout the backcountry. You can count on one hand the places on Earth that receive as much snow as the Pacific Northwest.

Mount Baker Intro 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent

Our Mount Baker ascent and introduction to mountaineering school provides the opportunity to learn the fundamental climbing skills needed to climb the mountain successfully with a guide. The course is designed for beginner climbers.

Mount Baker 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent

As the most heavily glaciated peak of the Cascade volcanoes. At 10,781 feet, it is the third-highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range. NW Alpine Guides offers both two and three day ascents of Mount Baker.

Mount Baker 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills 4 day alpine skills

Learn alpine mountaineering skills on Mount Baker with Northwest Alpine Guides! The instruction is designed for climbers seeking to gain independence in a glaciated environment. During the school you will learn the fundamentals of glacier mountaineering.

Mount Rainier 3 day ascent

As the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States, Mount Rainier with its 26 major glaciers provides an excellent climbing experience situated within a pristine wilderness environment. NW Alpine Guides offers a three day fundraiser ascent of Mount Rainier.

Mount Shuksan 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent 3 day ascent

This crown jewel of the North Cascades is one of the most beautiful mountains in America, and our guided climbs of Mount Shuksan are unforgettable. NW Alpine Guides offers two routes on Mount Shuksan. Sulfide Glacier and Fisher Chimneys

Glacier Mountaineering 5 day course 5 day course 5 day course 5 day course 5 day course

Learn how to mountain climb on glaciated peaks!  Northwest Alpine Guides offers four and five day alpine mountaineering courses in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our glacier mountaineering course allows more time to develop advanced mountaineering skills.

Sahale Peak 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent 2 day ascent

Sahale Peak stands at the head of Cascade Pass and the impressive Stehekin Valley. The climb is situated among other classic peaks such as Forbidden Peak and Boston Peak. NW Alpine Guides offers two routes on Sahale Peak. Sahale Arm and Quien Sabe Glacier

Mount Olympus 5 day ascent 5 day ascent

Mount Olympus is one of the most aesthetic peaks in Washington State and offers a truly unique wilderness experience. The climb is demanding due to its eighteen mile approach hike up the Hoh River Valley to the Blue Glacier.

Eldorado Peak 3 day ascent 3 day ascent

Eldorado Peak is considered the “Queen of the Cascade River“. The peak is perched at the edge of the largest contiguous ice-sheet in the lower 48 states known as the Klawatti-Inspiration-McAlister icecap.

Glacier Peak 4 day ascent

Glacier Peak is the most pristine and isolated peak of the Cascade volcanoes. At 10,525 feet, it is the fourth-highest mountain in Washington State. NW Alpine Guides offers a four day ascent via the Sauk River Valley, and the Gerdine and Cool Glaciers.

Forbidden Peak 3 day ascent

Forbidden Peak is the jewel of Boston Basin. This classic alpine glacier and rock climb represents the next challenge for those interested in more advanced terrain. NW Alpine Guides offers three routes to Forbidden’s rocky summit, the West Ridge being the most popular climb.

Mexico Volcanoes Orizaba Express Orizaba Express Orizaba Express Orizaba Climb Orizaba Express w/ Dennis Orizaba Climb w/ Dennis Orizaba Express Orizaba Climb w/ Brian

The Mexican Volcanoes are an excellent introduction into the world of high altitude mountaineering. Pico de Orizaba at 18,490ft is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. We offer both nine day and seven day express climbs.

Alpine Ice Climbing Crevasse Rescue Crevasse Rescue

Come discover the thrill of ice climbing on Mount Baker. NW Alpine Guides ice climbing and crevasse rescue school covers the basic fundamentals needed to travel safely on glaciated mountains. The 2-day course is designed for climbers seeking to gain independence.

Mount Baker North Ridge 3 day ascent 3 day ascent

At 10,781 feet, it is the third-highest mountain in Washington State. The classic North Ridge alpine glacier and ice climb represents the next challenge for those interested in more advanced glaciated terrain. The climb presents a steep alpine snow and ice challenge.

ABOUT US

NW Alpine Guides is a mountain guide service based near Seattle, Washington. We specialize in alpine climbing, mountaineering schools, and backcountry skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Our parent company, Mountain Gurus, operates international expeditions and trekking adventures around the world.

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