Surrounded by water on three sides, this geographically isolated range is home to hundreds of peaks, including large glaciers, remote summits, and cool alpine routes. It’s because the Olympics aren’t the tallest mountains (under 8,000′ feet) that they tend to get overlooked.

LOCATION: Olympic Peninsula, WA
MOUNTAINS: Mt. Olympus, Mt. Constance, Mt. Deception, and many more
SEASON: May-September

Climb Mt. Baker with Pacific Alpine Guides


Third highest mountain in Washington State (fourth highest counting Little Tahoma), and the second most glaciated mountain in the Lower 48, Mt Baker offers beauty and challenge for beginner and experienced climbers alike.

ELEVATION: 10,781′
ROUTES: Easton Glacier, Coleman-Deming, North Ridge
SEASON: May-September

Alpine climbing in North Cascades National Park


North Cascades National Park is comprised of 318 glaciers, a high concentration of steep peaks offering high quality alpine climbing and surprisingly good rock, in a venue that is often compared to the European Alps

LOCATION: North Cascades National Park, WA
MOUNTAINS: Eldorado Peak, Mt. Shuksan, Sehale Peak, Forbidden Peak, and more
SEASON: May-September


Expeditions, base camp mountaineering, and alpine climbing courses in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, home to 9 of the 20 tallest mountains in North America and 13 million acres of wilderness, accessed via ski plane.

LOCATION: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, AK
DURATION: 8-16 days
MORE INFO: Alaska Climbing & Mountaineering


Covering everything from fundamental mountaineering skills such as snow climbing, ice axe arrest, and roped travel, to more advanced topics such as anchor construction, crevasse rescue systems, and ice climbing technique.

LOCATIONS: Olympic Mountains, Mt. Baker, North Cascades, Alaska
OPTIONS: Intro to Glacier Mountaineering CourseAlpine Mountaineering Course,  custom courses
DURATION: 1-12 days