Courses range from 7 days to 30 days in length, and can be linked to form longer adventures. Courses grouped by age, and the skills you want to concentrate on developing. All programs are open to people with no experience. Training in backpacking, glacier mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, leave no trace, wilderness travel, and backpacking. All groups are co-ed, and limited to 10 students. We can accomodate more experienced climbers on most programs.
We typically get going early when moving camp, or conductiong instructional activites. Most days involve a full day of hiking and climbing with regular breaks for instruction, meals, and enjoyment of the areas where we are travelling. Groups form a strong team, and cooking and camping chores are shared by all. Evenings are free for students to explore local area, and spend time writing or just hanging out. We usually get to bed early. Summit days can last from well before dawn to early evening
Courses are divided by age. We have program for 13-14, 15-18, 16-18, and 18-21. Adult and family programs can be booked on demand.
camping in tents
No pets, most diets can be accomodated.
Average cost is $125 per day
Reserve your spot early. Contact Info: Northwest Mountain School; 5111 latona Ave NE; Seattle, WA 98105; 206-634-3955. Website at