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Alpine Leadership Course

The Alpine Climbing Course with a 4‑Day Leadership Extension

This mar­quee course is a com­pre­hen­sive snow, rock, and glac­i­er moun­taineer­ing train­ing, set high in the North Cas­cades Range. This course is designed to empow­er indi­vid­u­als with the knowl­edge and judge­ment nec­es­sary to lead small groups in the alpine envi­ron­ment. The final four days are stu­dent led” and include an attempt of one or more tech­ni­cal peaks in the Cas­cades under the watch­ful eye of our guides. 

This course also pro­vides moti­vat­ed begin­ning climbers with the inten­sive hands-on expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary to move com­pe­tent­ly and effi­cient­ly over a wide diver­si­ty of climb­ing ter­rain. In order to devel­op a well round­ed foun­da­tion of climb­ing expe­ri­ences, each course includes ascents of glaciat­ed peaks such Mount Shuk­san, Mount Bak­er or Sahale and the alpine gran­ite spires in areas such as Wash­ing­ton Pass, Sno­qualmie Pass, and the Mount Stu­art Range. 


  • Alpine Lead­er­ship Course

    $3,025 – 12 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.

The nature of this course involves trav­el­ing to var­i­ous loca­tions through­out the north­ern part of Wash­ing­ton State. Dur­ing this trav­el time we may stop for restau­rant meals, and resup­ply at gro­cery stores. Typ­i­cal­ly, the first 4 days of the ALC is front coun­try camp­ing at camp­grounds – please pre­pare accordingly.


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  • Alpine Lead­er­ship Course


    12 Days

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Var­i­ous objectives

Client to guide ratio



Advanced Beginner