At 8,680 feet, Sahale Peak offers astounding 360-views of the North Cascades.We take the Quien Sabe Glacier route under the jagged peaks surrounding Boston Basin. The route follows the Sahale Arm after traversing through fields of wildflowers with views of alpine lakes. We then climb the Quien Sabe Glacier while navigating crevasse fields before reaching the summit.
Our professional guides will teach you the fundamentals of mountaineering on this introductory two-day climb. This trip is designed for experienced hikers and beginner mountaineers looking to advance their skills in the backcountry.
Skills Covered during the climb:
- Selection of personal gear and packing for a glacier climb
- Ice axe positioning and self-arrest techniques
- Crampons use and snow travel
- Climbing knots
- Roped Glacier travel skills and rope management
- Crevasse navigation and route finding
- Basic wilderness safety, objective vs subjective hazard
- Snow camping, melting snow, preparing food and other cold weather camping skills
- Leave No Trace
PassportNot Required for Americans
Minimum Age16 years old
- All permits and fees
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Chai/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate
- Stoves/Cook Kits
- Group climbing equipment
- Guide Services
- Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear
- Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
- Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
- Gratuities for Guides
We will meet at least 3 days before the start date (in person or online) and go through the following:
- Clothing, layering
- Backcountry nutrition, hydration
- Tent, Tent-partners
- Personal gear check, gear rental
- Ten essentials
- Trip details, weather, plan for each day
We will also be in touch in the weeks leading up to the climb if you need more assistance with preparation and selecting the right equipment.
- Meet at a convenient Park & Ride at 8:00 am in the Seattle Area. Set up carpools.
- Drive from Seattle to the trailhead (2,500 feet). Approximate driving time is 3 hours.
- Listen to a briefing at the trailhead.
- Hike to base camp (5,400 feet) taking breaks to eat, hydrate, enjoy views, and take pictures. Approximate hiking time 5-6 hours.
- Set up camp with the help of your guides.
- Enjoy hot drinks and snacks.
- Begin lessons about snow walking and basic ice axe skills.
- Learn how to cook in the backcountry with the help of your guides.
- Enjoy a hearty dinner while watching the sunset.
- Wake up to the smell of hot coffee, chai, and a cooked breakfast
- Review snow walking, ice axe skills, and crampon use
- Learn the ropes: knots, rope management, rope team travel, anchors
- Basics of glacier travel: attaching to a rope, team movement around crevasse hazards, and rockfall hazard and management
- Skills practice time
- Set up rope teams. Pack summit packs for the summit attempt.
- Enjoy an early dinner and get some much deserved rest
If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb ...it is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!
What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.
Sandeep is possibly the best person (Miyar and guides) in the business to take you on the mountains. Anyone who has trained with him to summit Rainier over the years can tell you how much he cares about his peeps. Talk to him and he can always find a way to make it happen. I have been trying to climb Rainier for few years with personal constraints (need to be always available, can return anytime, 24*7 sat phone access etc) and many times I had to return mid climb from big ones like Baker and Rainier. It was really easy to talk to the guides about this situation. I never once felt unsafe on the mountains. This is a big deal given how much we learnt when it comes to snow skills and glacier training. Be safe and go with Miyar!