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Mt. Rainier Summit Climb

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Climb to the Summit of Mt. Rainier While Fundraising for Washington Trails Association

Washington’s highest peak truly earns its place as one of the pinnacles of American mountaineering glory. Standing 14,411 feet high, Rainier is the second-highest mountain in the lower 48 and tallest peak in Washington state. This mountain remains the ultimate goal on many climbers’ bucket lists.

This opportunity includes (and requires) a three-day climb of Mount Baker in advance of your Rainier summit, before your four-day summit of Mount Rainier in July.  The Mount Rainier climbing route is either the Disappointment Cleaver or the Emmons Glacier.

Two Climbs, Fundraising for a Cause, and Skills to Last a Lifetime

What is this climb about, in short:

Support an invaluable cause, and receive mountaineering training which will carry you higher. It’s a whole training system and as a result, our success rate is high! Build community with your instructors and the adventurous folks who climb with you. Live your dreams; reach your goal!

The details:

Kaf Adventures has partnered with the Washington Trails Association (WTA). In participating in our charity Mt. Rainier climb, not only will you tackle Washington’s highest peaks, but you’ll also be giving back to the trails that help get you there. Your tax-deductible fundraising total will go straight to Washington Trails Association’s mission to preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state. You will be required to raise $1500 for Washington Trails Association in addition to your climbing fees. A representative from the WTA will provide you with a fundraising toolkit and webpage to help you stay on target and meet your goals. We encourage you to raise these funds to help build community awareness for the WTA mission.

Total cost for 2023 is $2800 plus $1500, or $4300. A 50% deposit for the Kaf portion ($1400) is due upon registration, with the other $1400 due 30 days prior to your Mt. Baker climb. The $1500 fundraising portion is due to the WTA by August 31st, 2024.

This climb is more than just one mountain. You will have the opportunity to participate in our  Glacier Mountaineering Skills Course from June 21st-23rd, which also includes a summit attempt of Mount Baker. Our skilled instructors teach you to become a climber, not just a client. Everyone you meet on this course will be climbing Mt. Rainier with you, so it is a perfect opportunity to build your mountaineering community!

Registration for Mount Rainier climbs opens in early February of 2023. To join this climb, you must call in and register by phone when we open registration. Please have your training course dates selected when you call. Dates will be announced on social media and in our newsletter.