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Seattle Glacier School - Mt Rainier Expedition to Learn Glacier Travel, Rescue & Ice Climbing Skills

  • glacier school photos Team on 1st day of school. left to right - Ridlon Kiphart, Ari Karchin, Jaimie, Stewart Wolfe, Sylvi Montag Kawina, Tak Ogasawara, Martha Johnson, Dan Mazur
  • glacier school photos After a flipping glissade, Jaime Herriot comes to a rest with her ice axe in the correct self arrest position.
  • glacier school photos Checking the angle of the slope with an inclinometre. this one measures 32 degrees
  • glacier school photos Walking roped up to Moraine-camp
  • glacier school photos Eric McPherson sets up a belay.
  • glacier school photos Demonstrating safe snow ascension technique, with ice axe, crampons, jumar, etc
  • glacier school photos Golden sun sets like an orange ball behind snowy pine trees.
  • glacier school photos Heather Jennings uses her ascender to pull herself back to the surface during self rescue practice (Heather Jennings).
  • glacier school photos kitty swings the axe glacier school
  • glacier school photos Ready to go. Photo Dan
  • glacier school photos Squash belays Mike browder while Hailey, Laura, Kitty and Becky look on
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High-altitude mountaineering requires skills that can only be harvested on the unforgiving face of a glaciated mountain. Seattle Glacier SchoolLearn  the confidence to traverse gaping crevasses and scale to the highest point in the lower 48 under the guidance of SummitClimb volunteer leaders, such as Dan Mazur, with an alpine career in mountaineering. Dan and his dedicated staff of experienced volunteers designed the Seattle Glacier School as a free means by which people of all skill levels can learn to stay alive while practicing the art of mountaineering and alpinism . 

You’ll spend a week with the SummitClimb staff preparing gear, learning, and practicing glacier travel skills in the Mt. Rainier National Park. In addition to the numerous treks and summits the company has led in the Himalayas, SummitClimb has led over a dozen successful expeditionary classes in Washington state’s Cascade Mountain Range. This course is ideal for those looking to meet new climbing partners, practice skills, and learn both classic and modern techniques.

Once your US or International Application has been vetted and you are accepted to the course, your trip will take you from the misty shores of Seattle, Washington to 14,411 feet / 4393 metres above sea level as you summit Rainier. Along the way, SummitClimb staff will examine your gear, helping you to rent or buy what you need, and evaluate your fitness and skill level. You’ll get to know your team and share stories during the preparation for and travel to the mountain where you and your new friends will be tested individually and as a team in your ascent of the mountain.

Submit your US or International Application now or EMAIL TODAY to discuss reserving your spot– Courses fill fast!

Dates and Cost

  • Winter Camping Glacier School: January 1 - 7, 2019, learn snow camping skills, avalanche awareness, glacier travel, and ice climbing. Winter glacier school does not attempt the summit.
  • Spring Glacier School: May 11 - 18, 2019, learn ice and snow camping, mixed climbing, and make a summit attempt via the Ingraham Direct Route.
  • Autumn Glacier School: September 21 – 28, 2019, learn ice and snow camping, mixed climbing, and make a summit attempt via the DC Route.
  • All courses — Winter, Spring, and Autumn — are offered for free, and special free one or two-day glacier and ice travel refresher courses are available with Dan Mazur and Staff upon request.

Once at the trailhead, approximately 5,400 feet / 1646 metres, you’ll start your journey and prove you have the dedication it takes to transcend regular mountaineering into alpinism. At 10,188 feet / 3106 metres, you’ll reach camp Muir where you’ll spend the next few days learning self-arrest, crevasse rescue, roped travel, snow anchors, and ice climbing. Depending on weather conditions and member ability, the expedition leader will decide if the team will make a summit bid the day before the scheduled attempt.

This free course is a great way to learn about snow and ice climbing on big glaciers, while meeting SummitClimb leaders such as Dan Mazur. Don’t miss your chance to join the team: US or International Application now or EMAIL TODAY to discuss reserving your spot– Courses fill fast!

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Proposed Itinerary: Seattle Glacier School

Day 1 , Arrival Day: Arrive at Sea-Tac International Airport and make your way to Olympia Washington.  You can hire a car, drive yourself, or car-pool with another member. Members may choose to camp in an expedition leader’s backyard/ garden, or we can advise you on a local hotel at your own expense. The goal today is get in and get comfortable. 

Day 2 , Equipment Day: Kick off the day with some of the coffee or tea that made Seattle famous. Then meet the group in an expedition leader’s kitchen for a mandatory meeting at 8:30. After grabbing a group breakfast at a local café, the expedition leaders, along with experienced climbers, will go through the equipment needed. We then split up and check individual equipment, answering questions that arise. Next, the group carpools up to Seattle where participants can buy, try out, or rent equipment at many of the reasonably priced shops like Second Ascent or REI.  We will finish the day off with dinner at a local restaurant before making our way back to Olympia for the evening.

Day 3 , The approach: Today, we pack our rucksacks and cars in Olympia and caravan to the mountain.  On our way, we will stop at a grocery store for the food that you will eat throughout the week. Arriving at the parking lot, we start by getting group gear sorted and permits organized before we hike up to the snow. After practicing and learning snow travel techniques along the way we will arrive at the glacial moraine where we set up camp, cook dinner, and get a good nights rest for school the next day.

Day 4 , Classes Begin: After an early breakfast, we go over roping up and walking as a team.  We climb some of the hills surrounding camp and practice building snow anchors while belaying one another from them. We finish the day by practicing self arrest and glissading with our ice axes as we descend back to camp. At camp, you will be able to make some dinner, socialize, and have an excellent view of the mountain from your sleeping-bag.

Day 5, Move Day: After a morning breakfast, we pack up our camp and spend the day moving through the clouds to the upper mountain where we will build a high camp in preparation for our summit attempt. The path is up a variety of non-technical snow terrain with excellent views of the surrounding glaciers. Members spend today socializing with new friends while hiking the trail enjoying the high mountain environment.

Day 6, Rest and High Camp Class: Participants use today getting ready for the long ascent that will happen tonight, however using the technical icefall that is close to camp we teach crevasse self-rescue techniques in the morning.  We end early so that we can melt snow and fill water bottles for our evening climb. The leaders spend the rest of the day answering any questions that have come up over the week.

Day 7, Summit Attempt: Taking advantage of optimal snow conditions as well as using all hours in the day, we will walk through the night, hopefully arriving at the summit before lunch. The route is steep snow occasionally to 40 degrees, with portions of volcanic rock we need to scramble over in order to get to the summit ridge. After arriving at the summit, giving congratulations to one another, and exchanging high-fives while taking in summit views, we can rest in the crater for bite to eat. We walk back to camp while enjoying the alpine vistas, pack up our high camp, and head back to the parking lot for the drive to Olympia. Some members choose to head back to Seattle, but please do not schedule a flight on Day 7 as we may get in very late.

Day 8, Departure: We have our final group breakfast back in Olympia where we say goodbye to new friends, trade emails for future climbing plans, and make our way to the airport for our journey home. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate for a longer trip, so if you are planning on coming a day early or staying a day late, please be prepared to be independent.

Itinerary notes:

  • All members must participate in the full 8-day itinerary. It is not possible to arrive later, nor is it possible to depart earlier.
  • We are not able to accommodate people who wish to arrive in Seattle earlier, nor are we able to help those who wish to stay later. If you choose to make a longer trip, you will be "on your own". We ask that you arrive at Daniel Mazur's house in Seattle during reasonable hours, that is, before Midnight on Saturday.

Cascade Glacier School Cost

There is no cost for this school.  We provide a school free of charge in order to encourage people to join the climbing community and be inspired by the mountains. We also want to get people who might already be familiar with the sport of mountaineering to come out and share their knowledge with the group.  This school serves as a steppingstone for perspective climbers to see how they feel at altitude and test out their equipment. Feel free to come out, ask lots of questions, meet and climb with the expedition leaders of Summitclimb.

To take advantage of this great opportunity, download the application for the glacier school.  Fill out the application as soon as possible and send it back to us to be put on the waiting list.  We will let you know 60 days before the school begins if there is room.

WHAT COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FREE NO CHARGE GLACIER SCHOOL

  • Six days climbing with expedition leaders, including senior leader, Dan Mazur;
  • Learn self rescue, rope travel, snow anchors, and crampon technique;
  • Use of group climbing equipment, like ropes, anchors, and tents;
  • The use of Summitclimb’s stoves and cooking pots;
  • An attempt on a 4000 metre/13,000 foot glaciated peak;
  • The ability to ask as questions to experienced professionals and share your knowledge.

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING ON YOUR OWN

  • Transportation to and from Olympia Washington;
  • Permits, National Forest entry fee, or camping fees (less than fifty dollars);
  • Food and meals while on the mountain and in town;
  • Travel insurance, mountain rescue, accident coverage;
  • Personal equipment and glacier travel equipment (please see the EQUIPMENT LIST for details). We plan on going through the equipment list on our Seattle shopping day.

Please ask any questions regarding cost at info@summitclimb.com.

 

Seattle Glacier School Route

Our Glacier school is focused around two camps on or near glaciated terrain. The hike from the parking lot to the first camp will ascend a moderate snowfield through trees where we will be mainly using ski poles. We provide instruction on how to use an ice axe or crampons when they are needed on steeper slopes. We spend most of our time on the mountain close to camp, where snow slopes make for a great place to have class. 

The path to high camp is up slopes no steeper than 30 degrees on a variety of non-technical terrain. Classes near this camp take advantage of the glacier icefall nearby, where we practice our rescue techniques in a small crevasse. 

The summit ascent will be on glaciated terrain with the occasional volcanic rock band. The moderate slopes will mean that placing protection won’t be necessary, however we will remain roped up the entire time. The path to the summit takes no more than 12 hours, with views over the surrounding peaks on one of the most glaciated mountains in North America.

Seattle Glacier School Leadership & Staff

Leadership: The expedition leaders of the Seattle Glacier School have teaching experience on all seven continents, have organized multiple Himalayan expeditions, and are happy to share knowledge with people of all abilities. During the glacier school, leaders will be close at hand to help you with alpine cooking, building a comfortable home in the snow, explaining the technical mountaineering skills, and answering any questions that you are curious about. Throughout the school, you will be climbing with the leaders of Summitclimb, but you will also be close to some experienced climbers that have come out to join us as well. With so much knowledge around even the most experienced of climbers are bound to get new useful tricks out of the school.

Dan Mazur, senior expedition leader, will be leading the glacier school. Dan is a relaxed, friendly and organized person, and a highly-skilled professional with years of experience in getting people to the summit and back down with the highest attention to safety. He has been leading and organizing successful and safe overland, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions for 20 years, to Tibet, Nepal, Tadjikistan, Pakistan, India, China, Africa, and North America.

Cascade Glacier School Personal & Team Equipment

Below is a detailed list of equipment you need for the Cascade Glacier School and at the bottom is a description of team equipment that we bring for you. Any or all of the equipment below may be purchased, hired /rented, or borrowed on our Seattle shopping day. (Click a link below to go directly to that section of the personal equipment list or just scroll down):

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness. A lightweight alpine harness, no need for extra padding;
  • One 3 metre/ 10 foot sling and three 2 metre/ 6 foot slings. This is made from 6-7 milimetre accessory cord or 11/16 inch tubular nylon webbing;
  • Figure 8/ Abseil belay device;
  • One large ascender. Ascender should have a handle large enough to grab while wearing heavy mittens;
  • 2 locking carabiners. 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 regular carabiners;
  • Ice axe with leash. Mountaineering axe, no need for technical ice climbing axes. Axes can be rented / hired for ten dollars for the first day and four dollars each additional day at Second Ascent, during our Seattle shopping day;
  • Crampons. Any normal mountaineering crampon will work, but please make sure that your crampons fit on the boots you will be wearing before the school begins. Crampons can be rented / hired for 12 dollars for the first day and 5 dollars each additional day at Second Ascent, during our Seattle shopping day;
  • Helmet. A sturdy helmet for climbing, not a bike helmet. Helmets can be rented / hired for 6 dollars for the first day and 3 dollars for each additional day at Second Ascent during our Seattle shopping day;
  • Trekking poles (Optional). Adjustable poles make it easier to carry a pack through the snow. These can be rented / hired for 6 dollars the first day and 3 dollars each additional day at Second Ascent on our Seattle shopping day;
  • Cooking stove (optional). We will have stoves available if you do not have one. Please provide your own fuel for cooking;
  • Tent (optional). You may choose to use our expedition tents if you do not have one. If you are using your own tent please make sure that it is a four season tent suitable for the high altitude environment. back to top

Upper Body-

  • Two cotton t-shirts. For when we are shopping in Seattle and checking equipment in Olympia;
  • 1 polypropylene t-shirt. For warm days on the mountain;
  • 1 long sleeve polypropylene shirt. Lightweight shirt used as a base layer as we ascend;
  • 1 polar fleece or warm pullover. Medium weight layer to wear as things get colder;
  • 1 polar fleece jacket/ soft shell/ micro-puff jacket. A heavier insulating layer worn over the first two layers, but not a full parka;
  • Waterproof/ breathable jacket with hood. Seattle is in a wet climate, so please make sure your jacket is strong enough to handle heavy rain and sturdy enough to not rip when sliding on ice;
  • Down insulated puff jacket / parka with a hood. A heavy jacket worn on chilly days in camp, or during rests on summit day. We recommend a hooded jacket that can pack easily. back to top

Hands-

  • One pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves. These gloves will be worn when tying knots, cooking, or dealing with equipment;
  • One pair leather/ waterproof sturdy working gloves. These will be worn when we are digging in the snow, sliding down the snow, or setting up wet tents;
  • One pair summit mittens. These will be for cold climbing conditions. They will be one waterproof over mitten covering a warm fleece inner mitten liner. They should be able to handle freezing temperatures for multiple hours.

Head-

  • A warm hat/ beanie. Either wool or synthetic. Make sure that it covers your ears;
  • Sun hat. A normal ballcap will work. Something worn on a sunny day to keep the sun out of your eyes;
  • Glacier sunglasses. Make sure that they have side shields that protect your entire eye while on bright snow;
  • Headlamp. Needs to be bright enough to safely follow a path throughout the night and attach comfortably to your head over a hat. Please bring extra batteries;
  • Face shield/ balaclava. Something to cover your face and keep it warm during windy conditions on the summit ascent;
  • Bandana, buff, or headscarf (optional). Useful for dusty or sunny conditions;
  • Ski goggles (optional). Worn during cold windy conditions high on the mountain. back to top

Lower Body-

  • Cotton or synthetic underwear briefs. Bring enough to be comfortable for seven days;
  • 1 pair lightweight polypropylene or wool thermal bottoms. Worn as a base layer on cold days;
  • 1 pair medium weight or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair fleece or micro-puff trousers;
  • 1 pair waterproof/ breathable trousers or bibs. Should be strong enough to stay waterproof throughout a day of rain, and strong enough to withstand sliding down hard snow. Trousers should also have full side zippers;
  • Gaiters (optional) for snowy conditions and crampon protection;
  • 1 pair walking shorts (optional). For warm days on the mountain, or approaching the mountain.

Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

Feet-

  • One pair double plastic boots. Some newer models of double leather/ synthetic boots may work, but most soak through in a few days in snow. Since boots are one of the most important pieces of equipment that we use, we strongly encourage plastic boots. These can be rented for fourteen dollars for the first day and eight dollars each additional day at Second Ascent on our shopping day.
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes, or sandals. For walking around Seattle, or taking a break in camp.
  • 2 pair medium-heavy polypropylene or wool socks. Used for the upper mountain and summit day.
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks. Polypropylene or wool. Used on the lower mountain.
  • 2 pair liner socks (optional). Good for avoiding blisters and keeping feet dry.
  • 1 pair down booties (optional). Good for wearing around camp.
Sleeping-
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats. If you want to bring an inflatable make sure that you also bring a puncture proof foam pad as well.
Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 internal frame rucksack (70 litres + / 4500 cubic inches +); back to top

Personal Hygiene-

  • 2 tubes of lip sun cream, or spf chap stick;
  • 1 tube sun cream. Minimum of factor 15;
  • 1 toothpaste and toothbrush;
  • 1 small bottle of hand sanitizer gel;
  • 1 bar of soap and small towel. For showering in town;
  • Other female/ male hygiene supplies;
  • 1 set of earplugs (optional) for sleeping in camp in case of snoring;
  • Hand wipes (optional) good for a travel shower or washing in camp;
  • Anti-mosquito cream (optional) in case of bugs on the lower mountain. back to top

Medical-

  • Small personal first aid kit. Small and simple is fine. Aspirin, first aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave behind anything extra, but do let the leaders know about any medical issues ahead of time;
  • 1 blister repair kit. Moleskin, tape, and plasters are fine;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets, or filter;
  • Extra prescription glasses or contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency. back to top

Practical-

  • A small roll of repair tape and sewing kit.  In case of small rips in personal clothing;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 cigarette lighter or small box of matches (waterproof) for lighting stoves;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock or watch with alarm;
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and hygiene items. Ziploc bags are also useful;
  • 4 water bottles (1 litre).  We recommend the wide mouth Nalgene. One of these bottles is a pee bottle;
  • 1 plastic cup, mug for hot drinks, and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife. A leatherman or swiss army knife is fine;
  • 4 large waterproof rubbish sacks;
  • Travel clothes for in town;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • In camp entertainment (optional). Previous members have enjoyed paperback books, ipods, mp3 players, playing cards, or musical instruments for rainy days and camp relaxation time;
This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions. Thank you. back to top

Group Equipment:

Summitclimb will provide group gear to use throughout the school. You may borrow one of our expedition tents to carry up the mountain. Participants may borrow stoves from Summitclimb, however fuel may need to be purchased. Leaders will organize climbing equipment like pickets, flukes, and ice screws to experiment with during classes. back to top

Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@SummitClimb.com

Cascade Glacier School - Your Experience & Training

Your Experience and Training: No previous technical mountaineering experience is required for the school, but previous camping experience is necessary. Members should be comfortable living outside for the week, staying in a tent, and cooking their own food.

Since we are not allowed Sherpas, participants will carry their personal gear and pitch in with group gear as well. Stronger participants will carry more of the group gear than smaller members, but you should expect to carry around forty to fifty pounds in your rucksack. Basically, if you enjoy walking outside with a rucksack for three to six hours with twenty minute breaks thrown in, then you should have no problem on this trip.

It is important to exercise regularly 60 days before the trip begins, at least 4 days per week, in order to get in the best physical condition possible and truly enjoy the trip. Please contact us if you are at all skeptical about your fitness for this trip as we are happy to advise and explain.

Seattle Glacier School Questions

Cascade Glacier School Video Clips

Watch full movies of our previous Seattle Glacier Schools click on the links below.

 

Cascade Glacier School - International Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful trek. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Glacier School "Questions" website for information regarding flights, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Glacier School Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. Your registration must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download PDF Form for International Applicant

Click here to download the MS Word Form for International Applicants

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here





Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

 
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
 
 
 
Welcome to our team.

Cascade Glacier School - US Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful trek. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Glacier School "Questions" website for information regarding flights, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Glacier School Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us to apply for a place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address, which you will find on the form. Thank you very much. Successful applicants will be notified 60 days prior to the glacier school start date.

Click here to download PDF Form for US Applicants

Click here to download the MS Word form for US Applicants

 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:
 
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
 
 
 
Welcome to our team.

SummitTrek and SummitClimb Glacier School Reviews, Testimonials, Complaints, and Comments

Please Scroll down for more Testimonials:

Here is what Lenchik has to says:


Great to see the pictures from our Glacier School! The skills I learned were pretty handy on my recent climb. Thank you to SummitClimb - you are an amazing leader, role model, mentor! Highly recommend. -Lee

Here is what Scott says:

What an adventure! Thank you for your tremendous hospitality and hope to see you soon. -Scott

Here is what Sarah has to say: 

Hello Dan!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for teaching me for a WEEK long... for free. It was an incredible trip, and I am so happy that I got to learn about glacier travel from you. I will sign up for one of your other trips sometime in the future:)
Here are some of the pictures that I took.

Sarah

Here is what Harry has to say:

Dear SummitClimb, Thank you very much for leading our Glacier School. I appreciate all the experience you shared with us, and your leadership on the climb. Best Regards, Harry 

 
Photos from Harry 
Here is what Stephen says:

Thank you SummitClimb for the incredible experience and friendship. I can't wait to do it again. –Stephen
 
 
Photos from Stephen Michell 

Here is what Brent has to say:

Everyone,

It was great climbing with everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. If anyone wants to climb out here in the Great Northwest in the future, contact me and I will be happy to climb with you or just get you the latest route beta. That goes for rock, snow, ice and alpine routes.
As to www.SummitClimb.com , I plan on joining some of their trips to Nepal and China in the future. If anyone else has these aspirations, please let me know.

Stay clipped, Brent

Alpenglow covers participants as they ascend above the clouds during a terrific sunrise (Allen Smith). The massive glaciers stretch out below the summit as the members of the Seattle Glacier School descend the ridge back to high camp (Scott Patch). Leaders Bill and Scott go through the hip-belay technique on a slope outside camp as Tracy looks on (Rick Eng).

If you would like to contact our previous members, please send an email to info@summitclimb.com
 
We take our member's feedback and testimonials seriously. These help us to refine and make our trekking a successful, safe, and enjoyable experience for our future teams.

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Lenchik has to says: Great to see the pictures from our Glacier School! The skills I learned were pretty handy on my recent climb. Thank you to SummitClimb - you are an amazing leader, role model, mentor! Highly recommend. -Lee

  • Here is what Scott says:

    What an adventure! Thank you for your tremendous hospitality and hope to see you soon. -Scott

  • Here is what Sarah has to say:  Hello Dan! I just wanted to say thank you so much for teaching me for a WEEK long... for free. It was an incredible trip, and I am so happy that I got to learn about glacier travel from you. I will sign up for one of your other trips sometime in the future:) Here are some of the pictures that I took. Sarah

  • Here is what Harry has to say: Dear SummitClimb, Thank you very much for leading our Glacier School. I appreciate all the experience you shared with us, and your leadership on the climb. Best Regards, Harry 

  • Here is what Stephen says: Thank you SummitClimb for the incredible experience and friendship. I can't wait to do it again. –Stephen

  • Here is what Brent has to say: Everyone, It was great climbing with everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. If anyone wants to climb out here in the Great Northwest in the future, contact me and I will be happy to climb with you or just get you the latest route beta. That goes for rock, snow, ice and alpine routes.

    As to www.SummitClimb.com , I plan on joining some of their trips to Nepal and China in the future. If anyone else has these aspirations, please let me know.  Stay clipped, Brent