Northwest Alpine Guides summit climbs are offered on peaks throughout the North Cascades of Washington State. The glaciated mountains of the Pacific Northwest present a perfect training ground to discover and learn mountaineering or advance your current climbing skills.
- Mount Baker – At 10,781 feet, Baker is the third highest mountain in Washington State and the second heaviest glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. Northwest Alpine Guides guides Mount Baker as a two-day climb on either the Easton Glacier or the Coleman Deming Glacier routes, or in conjunction with our three-day Intro to Mountaineering or five-day Glacier Mountaineering course. For advanced climbers, Mount Baker presents the North-South Traverse or Northridge route.
- Mount Rainier – At 14,411 feet, Rainier is one of the tallest peaks in the contiguous United States. Our climb, ascends the Disappointment Cleaver route to the upper Emmons Glacier and continues to Columbia Crest, where we stand at the highest point in the Cascades mountains.
- Eldorado Peak – At over 8,800 feet, Eldorado is on the longest continuous ice sheet in the contiguous United States. It’s steep knife-ridge summit offers spectacular views of surrounding peaks.
- Forbidden Peak – At 8,815 feet, Forbidden is located within the spectacular Boston Basin. For advanced climbers, the classic West Ridge route is considered one of the best moderate alpine route climbs in North Cascades National Park.
- Glacier Peak – Or “Dakobed” as known in the Sauk Indian dialect and is guided from the South Side standard route via the Gerdine and Cool Glaciers. Glacier Peak stands alone in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area as the most isolated of the five major Washington State volcanoes.