Kitsap Mountaineers offers 5-month climbing course


The Kitsap branch of the Mountaineers is accepting applications for its annual five-month-long mountaineering course.

It begins Jan. 4 and finishes up in June.

Students learn to climb on rock, snow, ice and glaciers. There are no prerequisites for the program, but students must be committed to a “high degree of physical fitness and the time it takes” for the course, said Mike Raymond, Kitsap Mountaineers’ climbing division chairman.

Climbing destinations include The Brothers, Mt. Constance, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.

The course is $300. Other fees total $108. Students must provide their own equipment, which can range between $500 and $1,500.

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Mike Raymond can be reached at (360) 204-2111 or

PHOTO: Kitsap Mountaineers summit Guye Peak in 2012. By Mike Raymond.

2 thoughts on “Kitsap Mountaineers offers 5-month climbing course

  1. My uncle is a mountaineer, and I often used to hear his experience. He was trained at Mountain Skill Academy. I feel expenses are little high compared to them. Do the fees structure of yours will be same or would have any increase or decrease?

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