Northwest Alpine Guides offers summit climbs to numerous 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 almost 10,800 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, as a private climb, or in conjunction with our three-day Intro to Mountaineering or five-day Glacier Mountaineering courses. For advanced climbers, Mount Baker presents the North-South Traverse or Northridge route.
- Mount Rainier – At over 14,400 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.
- Mount Shuksan – At 9,127 feet, Shuksan is a challenging climb and features terrain from forest to glacier, to an exposed rock scramble. Mount Shuksan presents two route options, Sulphide Glacier for beginner climbers or the Fisher Chimneys for intermediate climbers. This summit can be attempted as a group climb, private or in conjunction with our 4-day Alpine Mountaineering Skills course.
- Sahale Mountain – At 8,680 feet, Sahale is a moderate climb with stunning 360 degree views of the North Cascades. We climb forest to creek, up exposed rock and across a snow ridge. Sahale Peak presents two route options, the Quien Sabe Glacier or the Sahale Glacier. Sahale Mountain is offered as part of our 4-day Alpine Mountaineering Skills course.
- 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.