The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
We are committed to educating RMI guides and climbers about the principles of Leave No Trace. Our guides are required, at minimum, to be Leave No Trace Trainers, and all newly hired guides receive Leave No Trace Master Educator training and certification as part of their onboarding. In addition, we teach and practice the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace throughout every program.
On Mt. Rainier, RMI guides participate in 40 volunteer days of Environmental Patrols each season to clean trash and debris from the climbing route. On Denali, we staff every program with an LNT Master Educator. Additionally, guides and climbers on Denali use Clean Mountain Cans (CMCs) to carry all their solid human waste off the mountain. Finally, in planning and packing for programs, we buy products in bulk and repackage items to reduce single-use plastics brought into the outdoor environment.
We invite you to explore the Seven Principles through the videos below, learning more about how you can Leave No Trace on your next adventure, whether close to home or across the ocean.
Note: The Principle of Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces have been split into two videos.