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“mt baker”(3 reviews)
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The Northwest Mountain School is owned and operated by IFMGA guides John & Olivia Race. In the summer we run rock climbing tours in the the Leavenworth area for youth and adults. These tours are suitable for climbers with no experience or those...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
940 US Highway 2, Unit F, Leavenworth, WA 98826-1479
+1 509-548-5823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I completed a climb of Forbidden Peak in August with NWMS. It was a great experience from beginning to end. Matt was a great host and an exceptional guide. Although this climb was a serious challenge for me Matt was able to make it safe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is my second time using NMS for a day of climbing during our visit to the area. Adam was great this time and had the right amount of encouragement and patience so we had a great time. Very helpful teaching us more climbing skills...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I returned from the east coast to Washington and NMS in July 2018. Adam was our guide for the three day climb on Mt Baker. Not only is he a super nice guy, he's also on the leading edge of defining mountaineering for the next...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brantlee U
ifmgaguide, Owner at Northwest Mountain School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you Brantlee! Adam does good work and we feel fortunate to have him at the center of our team of guides. We hope to see you back one day soon! All best- John & Olivia Race IFMGA Guides

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We hadn’t had much experience climbing with guides but took the opportunity to improve our skills and efficiency in the alpine with NMS. We spent a beautiful day on Snow Creek wall where our guide was excellent at assessing our abilities and interest. He then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ifmgaguide, Owner at Northwest Mountain School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thanks brian_pnw- Your review made our day here at the office. We greatly appreciate you taking time to write a review. Hope we have a chance to work with you again in the future. All best- John & Olivia Race

Reviewed 20 June 2018

I did a Five-Day mountaineering course on Mt Baker in May of 2018. The course was exactly as described. The staff was quick to respond via e-mail in preparation and gave great advice & suggestions on preparation. In the days leading up to the course,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank emschenfeld
ifmgaguide, Owner at Northwest Mountain School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks for your kind review. We agree, Craig does a great job and the office works hard to keep the communication flowing before, during, and after the trip. We feel like small groups are the way to go for things like this, so it is...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Took the Intro to Rock Climbing course with 2 family members. It was an amazing experience. Our instructor was world class climber, Craig Muderlak. Craig was an amazing teacher. Very patient, informative, knowledgeable -- all around awesome person. After only one day he had instilled...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jonathon m
ifmgaguide, Owner at Northwest Mountain School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for the review! Both Craig and Lyndsay work really hard and put a lot of thought into making things smooth, so it means a lot to read your words. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts! Hope we can help again in the...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

I have used the NWMS in various ways from courses to long alpine multi pitch climbs. I would never use a different guide service again. Time after time they have shown the care and precision of guiding in the mountains. I will definitely use them...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Justin O
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Excellent guided climb, 2 days, 1 night to the summit of Mount Adams in Washington State. I signed up for the group climb, and no one else signed up for that trip, so I was able to get my own guide for the entire climb....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We did an intro to rock climbing day followed by some guided multi-stage climbs. Jordan listened closely to what we were trying to get out of the two days and focused the training on those aspects. He was always supporting but also challenging, explained why...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank StevenC75
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Outstanding experience climbing a classic North Cascadian peak! Guide was super friendly, extremely knowledgable and provided safety while allowing for an adventurous experience.

Date of experience: August 2017
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