July 5-9, 2022
*2021 trip climbs Kautz Glacier Route
The Kautz involves a bit of easy ice climbing (WI2-3), scrambling, glacier travel, and steep snow climbing.
$2,300 per person
The Kautz route is a great introduction to glacier travel and technical snow & ice
This route is perfect for testing your metal for bigger glaciated alpine objectives.
With nearly 9000 ft of elevation gain reaching a 14,410 ft summit over four days, a high level of fitness is required.
The Kautz is achievable for moderately experienced mountaineers who want a bit more technical challenge than the Disappointment Cleaver or Ingraham Glacier
By climbing Mt. Rainier with experienced Peak Mountain Guides, you will learn essential mountaineering skills required for glacier travel.
Glacier travel skills:
Expedition & mountaineering skills:
Despite being a guided trip, you will be involved in the team as a partner.
We help you progress your alpine skills by constructing an experience that allows you to learn and apply your skills under guidance in real situations.
We exclusively operate our guided climb of the Kautz route as a small group for the greatest chance of success.
This low climber-to-guide ratio maximizes the chance for success on summit day and ensures you will get ample time for personalized instruction and coaching throughout the climb.
On Rainier, groups from the same company of over 10 clients and 5 guides moving as one large unit is not uncommon.
With Peak, this is not your run-of-the-mill Mt. Rainier trip. We only run the Kautz route with a low ratio group of 4 guests and 2 guides.
An Additional Day to maximize the chance of summiting.
This program includes an additional day at Camp Hazard to allow for proper rest and acclimatization prior to the summit attempt. It also provides an extra day for the summit attempt in case of poor weather.
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432