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
Summer Glacier School: Saturday 20 June to Saturday 27 June 2015. Ice and snow camping, climbing, summit attempt, with Dan Mazur
Winter Glacier School: 1 - 7 January, 2016. snow camping and skills, glacier travel, ice climbing, with Daniel 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: We just returned from the mountain where our school participants learned about self rescue, roped glacier travel, and ice-axe technique while camping in the snow for an entire week. We finished with a successful ascent of a 14,000 foot, 4400 metre high 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.
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.