The trip will include a combination of restaurants meals, continental breakfasts, and a meal package specially prepared especially for the 4-day Rainier Climb. The meal package is designed by climbers, for climbers and will provide plenty of fuel for your summit attempt.
In Seattle, you will stay in a 3-star hotel within walking distance to downtown.
In Ashford, you will spend 3 nights at Nisqually Lodge.
One night will be spent on the mountain at camp Muir prior to your summit day.
Note: Trip price is based on shared accommodations (2 beds/room). Single accommodations may be arranged in certain hotels for an additional fee, if available. Please inquire at time of registration and we will do everything possible to accommodate your requests.
This trip is open to all individuals in excellent physical condition. There are no technical climbing prerequisites to join this program. That said, you should be in the best physical shape of your life. Mountaineering requires a high degree of physical stamina and mental toughness. Even for the healthiest and fittest individuals, climbing mountains qualifies as an extremely challenging endeavor.
- Start immediately. Start a rigorous fitness and training program now with the goal of arriving in top physical condition and confident in your skills.
- Be intentional. Focus on gaining the necessary strength, stamina and skills to meet the physical and technical demands of the climb.
- Be sport-specific. The best fitness and training program mimics the physical and technical demands of your climbing objective. The closer you get to your program date, the more your training should resemble the climbing.
For the Four Day Summit Climb, you are preparing for:
- Hiking with a 35-45 lb load
- Steep climbing and glacier travel with a 20-25 lb load
- A 10-14+ hour summit day
- Mountaineering techniques requiring core strength and flexibility
Nothing ensures a personally successful adventure like your level of fitness and training. Bottom line: Plan on being in the best shape of your life and ready for a very challenging adventure!
See RMI’s fitness and training guide for additional training suggestions