North Cascades Mountaineering

Credit: Nick Cross

North Cascades Mountaineering

Practice leadership and learn to live well with a group in a demanding environment. On this course, you'll head to the glaciers and forests of the North Cascades. In a place that's the training ground for some of the world's best mountaineers, you'll learn about leading a team, living on a glacier, and wake up each morning to stunning views and new challenges.

If you want to learn what it takes to be a mountaineer and a leader, then this is the course for you.



2019 Dates

July 3 – Aug. 2, 2019

Tuition: $5,040
In Progress

July 17 – Aug. 16, 2019

Tuition: $5,040
In Progress

2020 Dates

June 3 – July 3, 2020

Tuition: $5,175

July 1 – July 31, 2020

Tuition: $5,175


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$5,040 to $5,175
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Equipment Deposit



31 days

Minimum Age

17 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics


Conway, Washington

Fly in/out

Seattle, Washington

Skills learned


Additional Details

Essential Eligibility Criteria

“Getting to the summit, great! But for me, it's take it or leave it, it's not about being on the summit. It's about the experience and process of getting there.”

-Rahul N.