Miyar Adventures

Trekking Redmond, United States

Here at Miyar Adventures we offer guided hiking and trekking tours across the North West of America and overseas expeditions to the Himalayas, Tanzania, and Peru. Whether you’re joining us on a local climb up one of the dizzying peaks in the state of Washington, or travelling to a far-flung destination chase and summit the dreams of a lifetime, we provide a friendly, professional, and personal service every step of the way.

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Packages at this location

5- Day Mountaineering Skills Course Trekking

This epic five day trek teaches you all you need to know about mountaineering including and, as the Pacific Northwest has long been considered the premier destination for beginner-level glacier mountaineering, Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan are the perfect spots to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to safely climb glacier peaks. Skills covered include (but are not limited to) the expedition planning and permit process, how to stay warm in an alpine environment, rope management and glacier travel techniques, mountain navigation, and self-arrest with and without an ice axe. Examples of peaks this course prepares students to climb include Mt. Adams, Baker, Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Mt. Olympus, and Mt. Rainier by the standard routes. Climbing these peaks requires a high level of physical fitness, experience in expedition planning, and skills in navigation, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue. We will cover all of this as part of the course. This course includes a summit of either Mt. Baker or Mt. Shuksan.

  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills

  • Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear

  • Guide Services

  • Group climbing equipment

  • Tents

  • Stoves/Cook Kits

This tour includes four nights camping out in the wilderness. Our lightweight tents sleep two or three people. However, if you would like to bring your own tent, or would like us to bring a single-man tent for you (you will need to carry it), please let us know. Please note, there are no opportunities for bathing on our mountaineering trips in the Pacific Northwest (unless, of course, you don’t mind bathing in streams from glacier melt). You can take a shower before and after departing for your climb. Generally, this means you will go without a shower for a maximum of four days.

Day 1
Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area, at the trailhead, or at the Miyar Adventures store depending upon the needs of students. Drive 2.5 to 3 hrs. to the trailhead. Common locations for this course include Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Hike to camp and set-up camp. Skills instruction until dinner time. Discussion topic and bedtime.

Day 2
A full day of skills instruction. Usually, this day is used to teach walking techniques with and without crampons, self-arrest with and without an ice axe, stacking, flaking, and coiling a rope, knots and hitches, and setting-up a rope team.

Day 3
Another full day of skills instruction. Rope team travel in glaciated terrain, self-arrest on a rope team, how and when to place running protection, how to pass running protection, how to shorten and lengthen the rope, how to place protection for rescue. Overview of crevasse rescue as a large rope team and as a small rope team when creating a mechanical advantage with pulley systems may be necessary.

Day 4
Today is a half-day of skills instruction near camp. We will review skills that are relevant for our climb tomorrow or practice self-rescue if students are all caught up. We go to bed early to get some rest for an early wake-up to start our climb. The remainder of crevasse rescue will be taught the following day.

Day 5
We wake around 1am to head to the summit. After a summit attempt, students will return to camp to rest. After two-hours of rest students will resume practising crevasse rescue in a crevasse near camp before heading back to the car. A celebratory meal en route back to Seattle rounds-out the course.

4-Day Olympic National Park Backpacking Trip Trekking

On this four day trek, you'll explore the Olympic National Park (ONP) in all its glory. Get ready to traverse through thick verdant rain forest, past pristine, shimmering lakes, and enjoy alpine vistas aplenty as you follow the High Divide Loop trail through the National Park. In total, you'll cover 18 miles of landscape and gain a net elevation of around 3,590 feet (at the highest point). This national parks beauty knows no bounds and is a popular backpacking destination amongst outdoor enthusiasts and is ideal for those looking to break into the sport of mountaineering as you'll have the opportunity to pick up and practice essential outdoor and backpacking skills. Please note, August is the best time to visit ONP as nature is abundant and visibility is at its best.

  • Backpacking and Outdoors safety skills

  • Pre-Trip Planning/Information session on packing

  • Group gear: tents, cookware

  • Guiding fees

  • Breakfast and Dinner. Chai/Tea

  • National Park entrance Fees and camping fees

This tour includes three nights camping out in the wilderness. Our lightweight tents sleep two or three people. However, if you would like to bring your own tent, or would like us to bring a single-man tent for you (you will need to carry it), please let us know. Please note, there are no opportunities for bathing on our mountaineering trips in the Pacific Northwest (unless, of course, you don’t mind bathing in streams from glacier melt). You can take a shower before and after departing for your climb. Generally, this means you will go without a shower for a maximum of four days.

Day 1 - Redmond – Sol duc Trailhead – Deer Lake
We will meet at Miyar Adventures office at Redmond downtown area for an early breakfast. We will then drive out to Sol duc Trailhead. The drive is longish and would take us close to four hours. We will have a quick lunch at the Trail head while entry formalities to the park are also sorted out. Starting at the Sol Duc Trailhead, you will soon pass the sparkling waters of the Sol Duc Falls. Near the falls the trail will climb steeply up to Deer Lake, where many day hikers will turn and the trail will become less travelled. After exploring the area around Deer Lake, we will camp at the Deer Lake site for the night.

Distance covered: 3.4 miles
Start Elevation: 1882 ft End Elevation: 3527 ft
Altitude gained: 1645 ft

Day 2 - Deer Lake – Lunch Lake
We will continue eastwards after breakfast at the campsite. After leaving the lake, the trail will wander through the forest, passing shallow lakes and slowly rising to where expansive and breathtaking vistas come to view. Eventually, the trail will split for the Seven Lakes Basin. We will adventure down to the basin where our efforts will be rewarded by a cool dip in the blue waters of Lunch Lake. Afterwards, we will take the time to explore the area and visit several of the other lakes that lie in the basin.

Distance covered: 4.2 miles
Start Elevation: 3527 ft End Elevation: 4476 ft
Altitude gained: 949 ft.

Day 3 - Lunch Lake to Heart Lake (or Sol Duc Park)
Continuing our trip along the High Divide Trail we will watch the valley floor below. The trail will eventually reach the Hoh Lake junction where we will take a side path leading to the top of Bogachiel Peak (5472 ft, highest point in the trail) where we will encounter views of Mount Olympus. Once past Bogachiel Peak, we will continue along the trail to Heart Lake. We will camp for the night at Heart Lake or (more likely) Sol duc Park.

Distance covered: 3.4 miles
Start Elevation: 4476 ft End Elevation: 4750 ft
Altitude gained: 274 ft .

Day 4 - Loopback from Heart Lake to Sol Duc Trail Head
From here the trail will begin to descend bringing us back into the thick lush forest near the Sol Duc River. Along the path, we will pass several of the park’s oldest growth hemlock and fir trees. Eventually, the trail back will become familiar as we pass the Sol Duc Falls and return to the trailhead.

Distance covered: 7.1 miles
Start Elevation: 4750 ft End Elevation: 1882 ft
Altitude lost: 2868 ft.

June - October.

3- Day Mt. Baker Climb Trekking

This three-day tour takes you to the summit of one of North America's most sought-after peaks, the mighty Mount Baker. Get ready to navigate your way around mountain streams, blue glaciers, and epic vistas that span as far as the Pudget Sound as you embark on an adventure to remember. Before departing on this trip, our faithful guides will help you find the elusive balance between packing too much gear and leaving something crucial behind. You'll also spend a lot of time throughout the trip brushing up on survival skills and learning more about the dos and donts of alpine travel including ice axe arrests, the use of crampons, and how to attach a rope as a member of a rope team. On completing this three-day trip you'll have all the necessary skills and experience to participate in intermediate climbs such as a climb of Mt. Shukson, more challenging routes on Mt. Baker, and climbs of other peaks in the Cascades and potentially overseas. Please note, The Miyar Adventures Mount Baker climb is meant for experienced hikers looking to start mountaineering and we will either climb Mount Baker via the Eastern Glacier or via the Coleman-Demming route, the latter of which is a challenging-route home to icefalls, seracs, and large crevasses.

  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills

  • Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing & gear

  • Guide Services

  • Group climbing equipment

  • Tents

  • Stoves/Cook Kits

  • All permits

This tour includes three nights camping out in the wilderness. Our lightweight tents sleep two or three people. However, if you would like to bring your own tent, or would like us to bring a single-man tent for you (you will need to carry it), please let us know. Please note, there are no opportunities for bathing on our mountaineering trips in the Pacific Northwest (unless, of course, you don’t mind bathing in streams from glacier melt). You can take a shower before and after departing for your climb. Generally, this means you will go without a shower for a maximum of four days.

Day 1 - Hike to the Base Camp
Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area at 8:00 AM. Set up carpools. Drive from Seattle to the trailhead (3,700 feet). Approximate driving time is 2.5 hours. Listen to a trip briefing at the trailhead. Hike to base camp at Hogsback camp (5,900 feet). Approximate hiking time is 3 to 4 hours. Set up camp with the help of your guides. Learn how to use your boots to kick steps and practice basic ice axe skills.

Day 2 - Learn, Practice, and Succeed
Practice snow walking techniques, ice axe skills, and learn how to use crampons. Learn the ropes: knots, rope management, rope team travel, anchors set up rope teams. Pack your backpack for summit day.

Day 3 - To the Summit
Summit day begins with an alpine start. This is between 12am and 2am depending upon the weather, route conditions, and the condition of our team. Rope-up and start climbing between 1am and 3am. We should summit between 7am and 9am, depending on conditions. Pack-up and head back to the cars and celebrate a great climb!

About the location

Accommodation

When on one of our trekking tours you’ll be camping out amongst the wilderness. Our lightweight tents sleep two or three people. This allows the weight of the tent to be distributed amongst several people. If you would like to bring your own tent or would like us to bring a single-man tent for you (you will need to carry it) please let us know. Please also note, there are no opportunities for bathing on our mountaineering trips in the Pacific Northwest (unless, of course, you don’t mind bathing in streams from glacier melt). You can take a shower before and after departing for your climb. Generally, this means you will go without a shower for a maximum of four days. If you are on an international trip, there are opportunities to shower in villages on the approach and return from the mountain. Details will be sent when you register.

Location

The Miyar Adventure head offices are based in Redmond, Washington, just a 30-minute drive from central Seattle and the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. As for our treks, these take place across a number of locations in the United States (with a focus on Washington state) and the world including Peru, Tanzania, and Nepal.

Food

On the majority of our treks, we will provide you with breakfast and dinner. For these meals, we use a mix of filling carbohydrates, fat, and protein and usually add fresh vegetables to make an elaborate meal. We also require you to carry some of your own ingredients and the food you bring is based entirely on your own choice, however, we have lots of recommendations and nutritional information to help guide you when it comes to packing food. When you book a tour with us, we'll provide you with all the information necessary regarding food to ensure you're energy levels are maintained throughout the trek.

Activities

Hiking, trekking, and mountaineering.

Amenities

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

Available activities

  • Climbing

  • Daytrips

  • Excursions

  • Hiking