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North Cascades

North Cascades


The North Cascades, hosting the greatest concentration of glaciated peaks in the lower 48, the North Cascades are known as the “American Alps” for their rugged beauty; they remain some of the wildest and most stunning wilderness in the United States. Our course area hosts some of the most famous alpine climbing and backpacking routes in the United States and appear on the bucket lists of many accomplished mountaineers and dedicated backpackers. Our programs operate in the Sawtooth Wilderness and North Cascades National Park on the east side of the Cascades Mountain Range and receive significantly less rainfall than the western coast of Washington.

The North Cascades Courses include Mountaineering, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, and Semester/Gap courses.

North Cascades Courses
Mountaineering on glaciers
Hiking in the North Cascades
Canoeing on Ross Lake in the North Cascades

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