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Mt. Rainier Mountaineering - Ages 18+

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Course Details

    Location: Washington
    Activities: Mountaineering
    Tuition & Fees: $2100
    Financial Aid Available: Yes

Join Outward Bound on Mount Rainier. At 14,410’, Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the contiguous United States, and one of the country’s most renowned mountaineering objectives. You’ll learn how to use an ice ax, travel on a rope team, climb steep snow, rescue a fallen climber from a crevasse, and achieve as a team.  Long days and significant elevation gain make this one of the most physically demanding that Outward Bound offers. Each student must possess excellent fitness, self-care, and team ethic. Prior mountaineering experience is not required, though experienced climbers are welcome.

Available Courses

  • Available DatesCourse LengthAgeCourse Number
    7/30/2016 - 8/5/20167 days18+WWAM-621Reserve Your Spot TodayLearn More

  • Questions? Call (503) 946-3404 for more information.

How to Enroll

Steps to becoming a Northwest Outward Bound course participant:
Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We may need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.

Enrollment Packet & Course Information

Enrollment Packet Deadline Policy: All applicants must adhere to the due dates listed in their Registration E-Mail. If you are unable to meet the requested deadlines, please be sure to contact your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Otherwise, your spot on the course will be opened up to another student.

Adult Application

Physician Exam Form

Admissions & Enrollment Policies

Note: Supplemental Forms may apply if we need more specific information about you. Refer to your Registration E-Mail to determine which supplemental forms are required for your enrollment packet.

This section contain details that are key to the specific course you have enrolled on. This information will come in handy when packing, planning, and preparing for the adventure you have chosen. Please read these documents CAREFULLY and contact your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Gear & Footwear 

Travel Information

Course Description

Attending Outward Bound

Course Preparation & Physical Fitness

Supplemental Forms & Scholarship

Refer to your Registration E-Mail to determine if any of the following forms are required for your enrollment process. AGAIN, note the DUE DATE in your Registration E-Mail.
The Northwest Outward Bound School offers financial assistance in the form of Needs-Based Scholarships. The scholarships typically do not exceed 1/2 of the base cost. In order to receive an award offer, you will have to enroll in your chosen course, go through the enrollment and medical screening process and be officially cleared to participate on the course. There is a $500 deposit that must be paid at the time of enrollment, which is refundable if your scholarship award does not meet your needs. Please note that all scholarship applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and awards are strictly based on need and scholarship money availability. The application form is available below. Please contact Skye Clifford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have any questions regarding the Needs-Based Scholarships, and/or other questions regarding financing for your course.

Need-Based Scholarship Application

Course Description

In six days, you’ll learn all the technical skills necessary to climb Mt. Rainier. You’ll meet in Seattle, WA, and drive with your crew to Mt. Rainier National Park to make camp and prepare for the expedition. You and your expedition crew will meld into a cooperative unit as you formulate a climbing plan, learn how to pack food and gear for accessibility and balance while climbing, and journey upwards through lush forest and onto the Emmons glacier. Here, in perhaps nature’s most scenic classroom, you’ll learn the climbing techniques, rescue skills, and teamwork that will take you to the top. 

This is an Outward Bound course, not a guided climb. Six days allows for significant skills instruction and mentorship from our expert, experienced instructors. This course requires active, full participation and commitment from everyone involved. Mountaineering is hard work; arrive physically fit. You are crew, not passengers! This Outward Bound course is not a guided climb—it will require active participation, decision-making and commitment from everyone involved.

Course Area

Mt. Rainier National Park is located just over 50 miles from downtown Seattle and Puget Sound. It is an active stratovolcano and contains incredible geology and unique flora and fauna. Mt. Rainier National Park has the striking contrast of lush meadows and vibrant wildflowers set against the backdrop of deeply crevassed glaciers.{/slider}

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