Climbing Trips

From Mount Shasta to Kilimanjaro, our mountain-climbing adventures are truly peak experiences!

From Mount Shasta to Kilimanjaro, our mountain-climbing adventures are truly peak experiences! Led by experienced guides, some include basic mountaineering instruction for beginners, while others are designed for those who already have some alpine skill.

Africa Trips

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

  • Days: 11
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Climbing, Safari

Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route is considered to be the mountain's least traveled and most scenic trail. Hiking from the western side of the mountain, by the time we attain the summit, we have traversed Kilimanjaro's Shira Plateau and the Southern Circuit, taking in views of Kibo from many different angles. The longer ascent allows for increased acclimatization to the high altitude, which leads to a greater chance of reaching the summit. Reward your summit success with an optional safari extension! No trip to Africa is complete without seeing the magnificent wildlife. Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route

  • Days: 9
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Climbing, Safari

Mount Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route is a challenging and rewarding 6-day non-technical climb up the southeast side of the mountain. It is Kilimanjaro's oldest, most established route and the only one that offers dormitory hut accommodation. The trail passes through Kili's five ecological zones and the famed "saddle," a wide, flat plateau with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi looming overhead. Reward your summit success with an optional safari extension! Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

North America Trips

Ice Climbing Basics

Ice Climbing Basics

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Ice Climbing

New England winters create the perfect conditions for world-class ice climbs to form consistently each season in the idyllic White Mountains of New Hampshire. For those wishing to discover the thrill of this exhilarating and fast-growing sport, this introductory course features a great environment, furnishes all the necessary technical equipment, and boasts outstanding instruction from experienced guides.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking, Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree is home to amazing granite monoliths and formations—twisted rock that creates a surreal and unique landscape. Not only do we marvel at these wonders, but we rope up and climb them! Backpack in to our campsite and spend 3 days learning and practicing rock climbing skills for a one-of-a-kind weekend getaway.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Camping

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Camping, Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree is an amazing location to learn how to rock climb. Unique rock formations among stunning scenery provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of climbing instruction. Join our professional guides to build or hone your skills, while staying at a nearby front-country campsite.

Mount Shasta Climb – North Face

Mount Shasta Climb – North Face

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Mountaineering

Mt. Shasta is the perfect challenge for new mountaineers around the United States. Its challenging slopes are a great place to learn and hone mountaineering skills. Our trip provides instruction on skills and tools before trying for the second-highest volcanic summit in the lower 48.

Mount Shasta Climb – South Face

Mount Shasta Climb – South Face

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Mountaineering

At 14,179 feet, Mt. Shasta is the second highest volcanic peak in the lower 48 states. Our South Face route takes advantage of early season conditions to help you accomplish this challenging feat, perfect for the beginning mountaineer. REI guides provide instruction and training before setting out for the summit.

Mount Washington Winter Climb

Mount Washington Winter Climb

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 4
  • Activity: Winter Mountaineering

REI Adventures is proud to offer this challenging winter ascent of New Hampshire's legendary peak! At 6,288ft, Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains and home to the planet's most severe weather, retaining the world record for wind speed. Join our world class mountaineering guides on this extraordinary winter adventure.

North Carolina Rock Climbing

North Carolina Rock Climbing

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Rock Climbing

On this introductory course we spend time at two climbing areas in Pisgah National Forest learning rope handling, knots and belaying as well as lots of practice on the rock.

Rock Climbing the Gunks

Rock Climbing the Gunks

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Rock Climbing

New York's "Gunks" are one of North America's world-class rock climbing destinations. Located only 90 miles from the heart of the big city, this is a legendary climbing getaway. Our three-day rock climbing program is well suited for beginners and intermediate climbers alike.

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