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Summit for Someone: Mt. Rainier Climb

Join Big City Mountaineers for a Charity Climb up Mt. Rainier!

Every year, Summit for Someone climbers join together to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains to improve the lives of under-served youth. The vital funding that is raised through Summit for Someone makes it possible for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance in challenging and restorative environments.. Mount Rainier, at 14,410 feet, is the most extensively glaciated volcanic peak in the continental United States. The combination of high altitude, route choices, and Northwest weather make this a truly unique experience. The guides of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. will help you meet this incredible challenge. Before you begin your two-day summit climb, you will spend a day in Climbing School. Our Climbing School offers aspiring mountaineers a comprehensive overview of mountaineering techniques that begin to meet the challenges set forth by this magnificent mountain. It’s a great introduction or refresher course if you haven’t been in the mountains for a while. The day after Climbing School, you will begin your three-day summit climb on Rainier. The climb is an incredible experience regardless of weather conditions.


  • Dates: June 23 – 28, 2017
  • Length: 5 days
  • Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Guide: Sierra Mountaineering International
    • Guide Fee (paid by BCM): $1,300
  • Route: Kautz Glacier
  • Climb Type: Glacier
  • Skill Requirement: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Summit Elevation: 14,410 feet
  • Pledge Requirement: $4,500 (including a non-refundable registration fee)
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Women's Outdoor Summit