2019 Juniper Fund Rainier Climb

Mt. Rainier Fundraising Climb - July 6 - 9, 2019

This climb is an opportunity to experience one of the most exciting physical challenges in the United States.

It will also be an opportunity to climb the mountain with a team united around a mission. That mission is an extraordinary adventure on Mt. Rainier with like minded individuals, all the while contributing to the support of families who have lost loved ones while working for expeditions in the Himalaya.

There is no previous experience required though we’d like you to be physically active and participate in a regular workout routine.

Guided by some of the most experienced Himalayan guides working on Mt. Rainier.

See below for more info. To register or further questions email us:


Your tax-deductible $6,000 donation includes professional guides, instruction, group equipment, personal equipment rentals, meals on the mountain, accommodations at Mt. Rainier on Saturday night, a special gift bag for each participant, and a group dinner.

Contribute solely as an individual or ask your friends and family to support you and the organization on this climb.

"An incredible experience with incredible people. Every step and breath of this climb will forever be a memory. It truly is a climb that proved bigger than the mountain with friendships created and passions joined for a lifetime." - Pete B

Trip Details

                  Mt Rainier Juniper Fund Climb

                  Trip Dates: July 6 - 9, 2019

               We meet at 4:30pm on July 6th

                  Total Donation Amount: $6,000.00 USD

                  Deposit to register: $500.00 USD

                  Remaining Donation Due: May 31st, 2019

Climb Itinerary

Day 1 - July 6th:  Meet at 4:30 in Ashford, WA for Gear Check and Orientation. Dinner with the team and then overnight together.

Day 2- July 7th: Meet at 8:00 a.m. in Ashford, WA at RMI Base Camp. Climb to Camp Muir (10,200 ft).

Day 3- July 8th: Breakfast in Camp Muir. Snow school and skills instruction. To bed very early.

Day 4- July 9th: Ascent starts during the night, morning summit, return to Camp Muir. Descend to Paradise from Camp Muir. Return to Ashford, WA. People will either drive home, overnight near airport, board a late flight, or overnight in Ashford (you are responsible for your own accommodations this night).

"Was summiting Rainier with this group amazing? ABSOLUTELY! Learning about the work that you are doing through The Juniper Fund and the opportunity to be part of that, was even more special. It was truly a life changing experience that I will not forget"! - Heath H

Fitness and Experience

You should be able to carry approximately 35 lbs. in a pack comfortably while hiking. Previous mountaineering experience is not necessary though you should have a consistently active lifestyle. We’re more than happy to provide advice and thoughts about your particular case if you have any concerns.

Gear, Food and Transportation

All group climbing equipment and tents are provided for your climb.  You are responsible for your own personal climbing equipment. 

Personal climbing equipment rentals are also included in your donation amount for most of the items. These will be graciously covered by Whittaker Mountaineering in Ashford, Washington.

We will provide details on this once you are registered as a participant.

Breakfast and Dinner are provided on the climb as well as the dinner after our orientation. You will be required to provide your lunch food. 

You are responsible for your transportation to meet the climbing team at the Gear Check and Orientation in Ashford, Washington.  Often participants may arrange to share rental cars according to their flight schedules.


We will provide accommodations for the night of Saturday August 4th in a beautiful large home in Ashford. You will be responsible for securing and paying for lodging if staying in Ashford on the night of August 7th after the climb.

For detailed information or to receive the necessary paperwork to register for this climb please email us:


We look forward to climbing with you!

*This trip is operated under a Commercial Non-Pro­fit Special Use Permit (SUP) issued by Mount Rainier National Park


This trip is guided each year by some of our board members who are also professional climbing guides. We also have guest guides some years who have been directly affected by the tragedies in the Himalaya that our programs address.

Melissa Arnot

David Morton

Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Peter Athans

You will not find a more experienced and better roster of guides to accompany you on a climbing trip to Mt. Rainier.