Rainier Prep Course - AdventureTripr

United States

Rainier Prep Course

duration: 4 days

difficulty: Strenuous

group size: 6

experience: Beginner


If you are pre­paring for an inde­pen­dent Mount Rainier climb on routes like the Dis­ap­point­ment Cleaver or the Emmons-Winthrop or want­i­ng to refresh your skills for a guid­ed ascent of Wash­ing­ton states’ high­est peak this course has all you need.  

The course cul­mi­nates in the appli­ca­tion of skills learned toward the ascent of Mount Bak­er via the Eas­t­on Glac­i­er or Cole­man-Deming Glacier.  

Course highlights:  

- Learning snow skills  

- Self rescue  

- Crevasse rescue  

- Steep snow and ice climbing techniques  

- Mt. Baker summit climb  

The cancellation policy for this climb varies from our standard cancellation policy. Please read FAQ 4 for the cancellation policy on this trip.  

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Day 1: Orientation and Drive to Mt. Baker trail head

The day starts with an equip­ment ori­en­ta­tion at a pre-agreed location. Then the group will head to one of the Mount Bak­er trail­heads, Schreiber Mead­ows for the Eas­t­on glac­i­er or Heliotrope for the Cole­man Dem­ing glac­i­ers.  

This hike is very stren­u­ous and can takes from 4 to 6 hours to your base camp.  

After estab­lish­ing the camp, the remain­der of the day will focus on the skills nec­es­sary for the prop­er use of an ice axe, trav­el­ing in bal­ance, self-belay, and self-arrest.  

You will then focus on the skills required for safe and effi­cient glac­i­er trav­el includ­ing roped trav­el and self-res­cue (prusiking) tech­niques followed by a short glacier​ “tour,” enabling you to prac­tice and com­pre­hend the day’s lessons.  

Dis­cus­sions late in the day will focus on nav­i­ga­tion with the use of GPS devices, phone nav­i­ga­tion appli­ca­tions and map and compass.  

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On day 1, for 4 days

You will pitch a tent with your group at the Base camp. You will be spending the next 3 nights here.  



Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Admission fees
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
International flights
Domestic flights
Local guide
Some meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

If canceled more than 90 days from the trip departure, a $200 registration fee will be deducted. Within 90 days or less from the trip departure, 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable.  


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$1225 USD