Explore the Majesty of the North Cascades

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of the North Cascades with our expert mountain guiding services. Our Eldorado Basin and Boston Basin expeditions offer unparalleled opportunities for rock climbing and mountaineering during the summer season. Looking to climb something else in the Cascades? Let us know and we can make it happen.

Eldorado Peak

Eldorado Peak, often referred to as the “Queen of the Cascade River” in homage to Fred Beckey, stands as a testament to the grandeur of the North Cascades. Eldorado’s remote location and fantastic position are reminiscent of the high mountains in Patagonia and beyond.

The East Ridge offers the least technical ascent of the peak, but still demands proper equipment and climbing experience for safety and success. However, the rewards are abundant. From the summit, hikers are treated to panoramic views that stretch across Marble Creek, Dorado Needle, Forbidden Peak, Mount Buckner, Logan, Johannesburg, and the other peaks of the Ptarmigan Traverse. For those looking for an even bigger challenge, more technical ascents are available as well.

Ascending Eldorado Peak is more than just a climb; it’s an exhilarating journey into the heart of a truly remote alpine environment. For Pacific Northwest mountaineers, conquering this iconic summit is a badge of honor and a testament to their love for the rugged beauty of the Cascades.

Forbidden Peak

Climb Forbidden’s West Ridge and experience one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Forbidden Peak captivates climbers with its striking appearance, boasting three perfect ridges that converge towards a pointed summit. Renowned as one of the crown jewels of the entire Cascade Range, Forbidden Peak’s allure lies in its beauty and legendary climbing.

Trip Highlights:

  • Expert guidance from our AMGA/IFMGA-certified guides
  • Unforgettable climbing experiences in two iconic North Cascades locations
  • Immersive learning opportunities for climbers of all skill levels
  • All necessary climbing gear provided
  • Two-day and Three-day expeditions for comprehensive skill development and summit attempts

Important Information:

  • Recommended experience level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Summit attempts typically take 2-3 days
  • Each climb offers approximately 6 to 8 hours of climbing
  • Our comprehensive itinerary ensures thorough skill development and successful summit attempts

Join Us in the North Cascades:

Embark on a journey of discovery and adventure in the stunning landscapes of the North Cascades. Contact us today to reserve your spot on our Eldorado Peak and Forbidden Peak expeditions. Let us help you make your mountain dreams a reality!

Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course Dates6/17-6/25, 7/25-8/1, 8/17-8/26 Price$699 per day LocationNorth Cascades, Washington Course Length2-3 days Difficulty Rating8/10
  • Striking appearance with perfect ridges and remote camping
  • Some of the most popular and revered mountains in the entire Cascade Range
  • Clean, classic routes with excellent rock quality by alpine standards
  • Surrounding area boasts splendid scenery, offering breathtaking views from the summit
  • Legendary climbing challenges balanced by unparalleled rewards
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA/IFMGA guide
  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout duration of your trip


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpacks, camping equipment, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
  • Accommodations (camping or hotel)
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