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Ptarmigan Traverse

You want beauty, remoteness, challenge, and reward — look no further

This majes­tic sum­mer alpine tra­verse, con­sid­ered the best in the Cas­cade Range, is the old­est and most famous high route in the Pacif­ic North­west. It epit­o­mizes remote­ness, wild­ness, and alpine adven­ture. The beau­ty of this area – espe­cial­ly the cen­tral por­tion and the White Rock Lakes area – is beyond words. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spec­tac­u­lar camp­sites, climb some peaks, and take a soul­ful jour­ney away from all the noise and haste” of mod­ern life.


  • Ptarmi­gan Traverse

    $2,850 – 7 Days / Includes Transportation, Tents and Food

    Minimum 2 participants


Custom Dates Available — Contact Us

  • Cus­tom Dates Sub­ject to $450 Shut­tle Fee



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. 

Note on Itin­er­ary: Although we do our best to fol­low the sched­ule list­ed, the very nature of climb­ing in an alpine envi­ron­ment requires flex­i­bil­i­ty. This itin­er­ary is sub­ject to change due to inclement weath­er, unsafe route con­di­tions, and oth­er rea­sons beyond our control.


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  • Ptarmi­gan Traverse


    7 Days / Includes Transportation, Tents and Food

    Minimum 2 participants

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8,920 ft / 2719 m

Client to guide ratio




Depending on the objective, climbers should be comfortable on steeper snow/ice slopes and/or 5.5-5.7 rock climbing experience. You should have a past climbing experience with proven skills. Certain climbs may require only snow/ice skills, but not require rock skills; and vice-versa.

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