Our partner company NW Alpine Guides located in the Pacific Northwest operates all our domestic alpine climbs, mountaineering courses, and backcountry ski adventures. Learn more about NW Alpine Guides


Mount Baker Intro 3 Day

Mount Baker 2 Day

Mount Rainier

Mount Shuksan Sulfide Glacier

Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

Sahale Peak 2 Day

Sahale Peak Quien Sabe Glacier

Eldorado Peak

Glacier Peak

Forbidden Peak West Ridge

Mount Baker North Ridge

Northwest Climbs

If you already have an interest in mountaineering or if you are an outdoor sports enthusiast looking for your next physical challenge, a summit climb in the Pacific Northwest may be just what you are looking for. The peaks of the Northwest are a perfect place to learn mountaineering or advance your current skills and NW Alpine Guides is ready to take you there. The peaks of the Cascades are the perfect training ground to try out the exciting sport of mountaineering and develop the skills needed to climb bigger mountains.

What climbs does Northwest Alpine Guides offer?

For those with mountaineering or outdoor backpacking experience we offer standalone summit climbs to numerous peaks within the Pacific Northwest. NW Alpine Guides incorporates basic instruction of climbing skills and safety into each of our climbs to ensure that you are advancing your skills while you’re enjoying the adventure!

  • Mount Rainier – at over 14,400 feet, Rainier is one of the tallest peaks in the contiguous US. Your climb will take you up the Disappointment Clever route to the upper Emmons glacier and then up to the Columbia Crest summit where you’ll stand at the highest point in the Cascades!
  • Eldorado Peak – at over 8,800 feet, Eldorado is on the longest continuous ice sheet in the contiguous US. This steep summit offers spectacular views of surrounding peaks and can be part of your Alpine Mountaineering Skills course upon request.
  • Glacier Peak – or “Dakobed” as known in the Sauk Indian dialect from the South Side standard route via the Gerdine and Cool Glaciers. Glacier Peak stands alone in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area as the most isolated of the five major Washington State volcanoes.
  • Forbidden Peak – at 8,815 feet is located within the spectacular Boston Basin. For advanced climbers, the classic West Ridge route is considered one of the best moderate alpine route climbs in North Cascades National Park.