That last grasp of rock before hitting the top of a mountain is such a rush. Looking out over everything that you’ve climbed is so exhilarating from thousands of feet above the ground that you started on.
Wilderness Ventures loves this feeling, and has some favorite mountains that have breathtaking summit views.
Northwest Summits include Mount Olympus, snow climbing Mount Adams, and snow and ice climbing Mount Baker. These different terrains and weather make the climbs that much better and get the teens used to some of the more challenging aspects of the outdoors.
Mountain climbing guides for Mount Shasta prepare students to use pick axes and mountaineering tips for a successful 14,162 climb. This dormant volcano’s views are stunning as the students get to see the ocean as well as the wilderness areas.
Teens get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro just as the sun rises over the land. At 19,341 feet, this diverse ecological landscape of this mountain looks over all of Africa. Students get a rich background of what the landscape means to the people, which makes it much more spectacular at the top.
Two days at the Exum School of Mountaineering prepares climbers for a trek through the Grand Teton wilderness to one of the greatest 13,771 climbs in the country. Knowledge of knots, signals and rappelling are incredibly useful and make sure that the climb is smooth for a photo finish at the top.
Mount Ranier is another dormant volcano that makes for a spectacular climb in the pacific northwest. At 14,410 feet, the trees look so expansive and the wilderness looks like a classic painting. This is complemented by another climb up Mount Adams, a backpacking trip through North Cascades National Park and whitewater rafting the Sauk River.