Alpine Endeavors has been awarded another special use permit for Mount Rainier! Join us for a memorable climb on an incredible mountain.

Our route of choice is to summit Mt Rainier via the Kautz Glacier.

Join us July 27- August 1, 2019

A basic itinerary would be:

  • Day 1 Arrive in Seattle - meet and review gear, debrief trip and head to Longmire or Paradise Lodge on Mount Rainier
  • Day 2 Climb up Wilson Glacier and camp
  • Day 3 Climb up camp below Camp Hazard; Skill Review and rest
  • Day 4 Summit Attempt
  • Day 5 Alt weather day, or pack out to lower camp
  • Day 6 Pack up, hike out, drive to Seattle, red eye home

Trip is open to climbers with previous backpacking/camping and ice climbing experience, limited to a total of four guests and 2 guides. For those with no previous glacier experience, we require a 2 day training session that we can do in the North Cascades National Park or a two-day glacier skills and crevasse rescue refresher as a pre-trip meeting and training in the Shawangunks prior to the trip.

This is our private 4-6-day ascent of Mount Rainier! We are allowed 4 guests and 2 guides under our special permit.


  • $2,495.00 per person
  • Purchase required to enroll

Rates include:

  • All guiding fees
  • Dinners on the mountain
  • Technical & group equipment (such as ropes, tents and cooking gear)
  • Ground transportation (to and from Sea Tac)
  • *Lodging the first night at the historical and incredible Longmire or Paradise Lodge and last night at hotel near Seattle (based on double occupancy)

Rates do not include:

  • Air transportation
  • Off-mountain meals
  • Breakfast and lunch in the mountains
  • Gratuities
  • Any additional expenses in the event of early departure for you and your guide (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Climber registration and Mount Rainier NPS permit ($60pp)
  • Any additional lodging expenses if we summit early in the week and come down off the mountain
  • Any other expenses not listed in the included list

Click here to view our upcoming schedule and book your trip