Mountaineering Course (5 days) | Miyar Adventures
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Mountaineering Skills Course (5 days)

Mountaineering Course





Scheduled Dates
Mountaineering Course





Custom Dates

Client to Guide Ratio 3 : 1


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5 Days 4 Nights Camping
Not Required for Americans


  • Stoves/Cook Kits
  • Tents
  • 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)
  • Parking or entry fees
  • Meals/Snacks/Drinks
  • Gratuities for Guides
Day 1 on Mountaineering Course:
Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area, at the trailhead, or at the Miyar Adventures store depending upon the needs of students. Drive 2.5 to 3 hrs. to the trailhead. Common locations for this course include Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Hike to camp and set-up camp. Skills instruction until dinner time. Discussion topic and bedtime.
Day 2 on Mountaineering Course:
Full day of skills instruction. Usually this day is used to teach walking techniques with and without crampons, self-arrest with and without an ice axe, stacking, flaking, and coiling a rope, knots and hitches, and setting-up a rope team.
Day 3 on Mountaineering Course:
Another full day of skills instruction. Rope team travel in glaciated terrain, self-arrest on a rope team, how and when to place running protection, how to pass running protection, how to shorten and lengthen the rope, how to place protection for rescue. Overview of crevasse rescue as a large rope team and as a small rope team when creating mechanical advantage with pulley systems may be necessary.
Day 4 on Mountaineering Course:
Today is a half-day of skills instruction near camp. We will review skills that are relevant for our climb tomorrow or practice self-rescue if students are all caught-up. We go to bed early to get some rest for an early wake-up to start our climb. The remainder of crevasse rescue will be taught the following day.
Day 5 on Mountaineering Course:
We wake around 1am to head to the summit. After a summit attempt students will return to camp to rest. After two-hours of rest students will resume practicing crevasse rescue in a crevasse near camp before heading back to the car. A celebratory meal en route back to Seattle rounds-out the Mountaineering Skills Course.


  • Mount Olympus Summit

    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!

    Vivek Garg
  • Climbing Mt Baker

    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.

    Harshit Shah
  • Mt Baker

    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 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!

    Monica Henry