Train to Climb

The Island Fitness Train to Climb program combines 1-on-1 training with a Professional Trainer, cardio/endurance training and mountaineering skills into a six-month, progressive program designed to prepare participants in every way for safe, enjoyable and successful climbs of Washington's two highest peaks, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier.

Mt. Rainier dominates the horizon of Western Washington. If you have always dreamed of climbing Rainier, with your determination and hard work, we can help you achieve this awesome goal. This program is designed to address the many variables that success hinges on, and to give you the maximum chance of success.
Train to Climb helps you be on the right side of statistics. Only 50% of the people who attempt to climb Mt. Rainier, succeed. This includes professionally guided climbs as well as self guided climbs. Failure happens for many reasons, including lack of preparation, (physically, nutritionally and mentally), poor planning, inadequate gear selection, altitude sickness and weather.
While no one can guarantee you success, with the exception of the weather, the Train to Climb program addresses all other concerns. Our training program is comprehensive, intensive and progressive. Our peripheral activities add support and team building. 

Island Fitness partners with Alpine Ascents International to lead our climb, but whether you're climbing with us, with another group or on your own, this program is for you.
Our goal with Train to Climb is to have you not just endure your climb, but enjoy your climb!

Here is the Program Outline in detail.

Testimonials from past Train to Climbers.

Ready to sign up? Download program commitment agreement.

For more information, or to reserve your space on the rope, please contact Michael Rosenthal or Loretta Stanton.