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  • Experience and learn mountaineering with men and women of all ages and abilities on the large glaciated mountains near Seattle, free of cost. Send in your application early to be put on the waiting list.
  • Climb with the expedition leaders of Summitclimb, get your mountaineering questions answered, and share your knowledge with the group.
  • Get advice from experienced climbers on what equipment and clothing to buy and rent/hire at many reasonably priced Seattle climbing stores.
  • Test your equipment in the mountain environment while we live and travel on snow.
  • Learn, practice or master glacier travel and ice climbing skills.
  • Take part in a summit attempt on one of the most glaciated mountains in North America, a 4000 metre/13,00 foot high snowy volcano near Seattle.
  • Walk away from the school with more mountaineering confidence
  • Meet new people that are into the sport and make friends
  • Become inspired to take on a more ambitious mountain
  • Dates and Cost
    • Winter Glacier School: 1 - 7 January, 2015. snow camping and skills, glacier travel, ice climbing, with Daniel Mazur.
    • Summer Glacier School: Saturday 5 July to Saturday 12 July 2014. Ice and snow camping, climbing, summit attempt, with Dan Mazur
    • Special one and two day Glacier Ice refresher courses. With Dan Mazur and Staff.
    • All courses, Winter and Summer. Free of cost, no charge

Recent News: Last Summer’s school participants learned how to self rescue, roped glacier travel, and ice-axe technique while camping in the snow for an entire week. After starting the school under a veil of fog, we finished with a successful ascent of a 4000 metre glaciated volcano on a clear windy day with panoramic views extending all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Please click HERE to see the full news report.

Our www.WinterGlacierSchool.org was a grand success. Please Click Here to see how the course went and to join our 2014 Winter School in January. Welcome to Everyone!

  • A) How do I join and prepare for this trip?
  • B) Who are the leaders and staff?
  • C) Who are the members?
  • D) What the cost includes.
  • E) Details of the itinerary, route, and weather.
  • F) What qualifications, experience, fitness, & training do I need?
  • G) Personal & team equipment and what I need to bring.
  • H) Flying from home country, welcome to Seattle.
  • 1 What is the best way to purchase my international air ticket?
    2 What day do I need to arrive and what day may I leave the expedition?
    You should plan to arrive sometime on Day One, the Arrival Day of the scheduled itinerary. Get in and get comfortable as we will be starting the school early on Day 2 when we meet for a breakfast meeting. Plan to leave on Day 8 in afternoon or evening.  Day 7 might be quite long, so please do not book your ticket in the evening of Day 7 or early on Day 8. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate extra days, so if you want to come early or stay late please be prepared to be independent.
    3 Will someone be there to meet me at the airport?
    4 Will my hotel be booked in advance and will someone take me to my hotel?
    5 Must I pay for my hotels and meals in Seattle?
    6 Will there be a day of orientation in Seattle, to meet the members, leaders, and check equipment?
    7 Will there be time to hire-rent-purchase my equipment, boots, and clothing in Seattle?
    8 Do you provide secure facilities to store my excess baggage and valuables in Seattle?
    9 Packing my bags in Seattle which I will take with me to basecamp.
    10 How shall I organize my visa?
  • I) Insurance and safety.
  • J) Where do we stay and what shall we eat?
  • K) Communications and electronics for Seattle Glacier School.
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