Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier Summits I did a 2 day Mt. Baker and a 3 day Mt. Rainier summit with Miyar adventures. The guides, level of service, and the training provided to our group before, during and even after we bagged the peak was amazing and out of this world. I would highly recommend anyone looking for their next peak adventure to go with Miyar adventures over other well known big name guiding companies in the Seattle area.
I did the intro to Mountaineering course and got so much more out of it than I expected. I figured that we would just learn some basic skills and techniques, but our instructor Sandeep really went the extra mile. Beyond the lessons of ice ax arrests and general snow climbing, I learned a ton about mountaineering culture and ethics which really helped me feel comfortable climbing alongside the professionals. By the end I felt very confident in my new ability and couldn't wait to get out again. Seriously, I could not wait. The next weekend I rented gear from Miyar Adventures and was able to climb Mt. Adams on my own! I can't wait for more adventures!
I had a really wonderful experience with Sandeep during his Intro to Mountaineering class. First off, he was very flexible and receptive to what the people taking the class wanted to get out of the experience. For example, he gave us the option of choosing between two different locations, based on whether we wanted to spend more time hiking or more time learning new skills, and he regularly checked in with us to assess whether we were understanding and interested in everything he was teaching us. He was extremely patient and happy to answer any question we might have for him about mountaineering or any other outdoor activity. He has an impressive amount of experience, which made me feel not only safe but also like I could learn a lot from him. I also appreciated Sandeep’s personal touch of inviting us into his home before the trip and hearing all his stories of past outdoor adventures. It was clear he has a real passion for what he’s doing. My one critique is that the pre-trip meeting, especially the gear check, was a bit disorganized, but I would attribute that to Miyar being a newly established company. I expect Sandeep will quickly develop a smoother routine for that. Overall, I would definitely recommend Miyar to a friend.
I took intro to Mountaineering course by Sandeep. It was great trip. I learnt some mountaineering/backpacking skills. The hike up and the campsite had amazing views. On Friday, Sandeep did a informative mountaineering presentation and checked the gear. He let us borrow some missing gear like iceaxe, sleeping bag, puffy jackets, helmet, rope, etc. On the mountain he taught us safe glissading, self arrest, knots, side walking, walking with rope, safety and other important skills. Overall I had heck of a weekend, got to meet cool people and got a mountaineering bug which is already itching me to hike up camp muir and Mt. Adams :)
Mt. Baker Instructional Climb I participated in a 5 day instructional course and summit of Mt. Baker. Glen, our guide and instructor, had a ton of experience and a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed learning about mountaineering techniques like rope team travel, proper footwork, self arrest, and crevasse rescue. Glen was a fantastic guide and with his help we summited Mt. Baker and are now prepared for a lot more fantastic adventures