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Ascending for Photography // 2021

Ascending and fixed line rigging are used extensively for photographing at height. This course focuses on how to set-up and photograph from a fixed line. It is geared toward people who are already comfortable with using their camera, but want to start taking top down photos of rock climbing. No prior rock climbing experience necessary, but preferred. Be ready to photograph real climbers on day 2!

Want to photograph your friends? We are looking for climber volunteers for the session.  Have them fill out this form to be considered.

Application:  Closed


  • July 23-24 (Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm)

  • Sept 10-11 (Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm)


  • Day 1: The Mountaineers Headquarters, Seattle, WA

  • Day 2: TBD (most likely Exit 38 or 32 off I-90)

Tuition:  $180-220 (sliding scale, scholarships available)


  • No climbing experience required, but preferred.

  • Knows how to use their camera on auto setting

Syllabus & Gear List (PDF)
Questions? Email
We partner with Miyar Adventures to run our programs, therefore we follow Miyar Adventures cancellation policies

Meet the Instructor


Irene Yee