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Climbing the north ridge of Mount Baker during course with Mountain Madness

Alpine Ice Climbing Course

Steep Ice, New Skills, And Cascades Classic Climb

The North Cas­cades hold the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of glacia­tion in the low­er 48 states mak­ing it the absolute best venue for this type of train­ing. Access to all types of ice ter­rain is unmatched – ice­falls, ser­acs, alpine ice faces and huge, crevassed glac­i­ers – it real­ly is a unique and spe­cial range of moun­tains! The ice climb­ing instruc­tion on this course takes place in the rugged glaciat­ed ter­rain on one of the Cas­cade Range’s most impres­sive vol­ca­noes – Mount Bak­er – and one of the best loca­tions for climb­ing schools. This course is designed for climbers who are inter­est­ed in devel­op­ing their abil­i­ty to climb on longer, more dif­fi­cult snow and ice routes. This inten­sive train­ing pro­gram cul­mi­nates with an ascent of a tech­ni­cal route such as the North Ridge or Cole­man Head­wall on Mount Bak­er, or the Adams Glac­i­er on Mount Adams. These are long, com­mit­ting and clas­sic alpine climbs.


  • Alpine Ice Climb­ing Course

    $1,775 – 6 Days


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Flight Information

For sched­uled cours­es and climbs, you should fly into Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (SeaT­ac). You are respon­si­ble for your trans­porta­tion to down­town Seat­tle. You will meet as a group with your guide(s) ear­ly morn­ing on Day 1 for an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing and equip­ment check.


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  • Alpine Ice Climb­ing Course


    6 Days

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Mount Bak­er: North Ridge, Cole­man Head­wall, or Roman Mustache

Mount Adams: Adams Glac­i­er


Mount Bak­er - 10,781 ft / 3286 m 

Mount Adams — 12,276 ft / 3742 m

Client to Guide Ratio

4:1; 2:1 for the final ascent



Follow-Up Ice Routes