In three days climb to the summit of one of North America’s most sought after peaks, Mount Baker. Learn about safe glacier travel on either the Easton Glacier or Coleman-Demming route.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Summit of one of North America’s most sought after peaks
  • Be guided in the selection of personal equipment and packing for a glacier climb
  • Learn walking techniques with and without crampons, ice axe positioning, and self-arrest techniques
Full description
Over three days you will take either the Easton Glacier or Coleman-Demming route with challenging route-finding through icefalls, seracs, and around large crevasses. Before summiting Mount Baker, you will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe glacier travel such as ice axe arrest, the use of crampons, and how to attach to a rope as a member of a rope team.

The Mount Baker climb is meant for experienced hikers looking to start mountaineering. Professional guides will help you navigate the route, home to mountain streams, blue glaciers, and vistas spanning to the Puget Sound. This amazing setting will be your classroom as you learn and practice the dos and don’ts of alpine travel.

In preparation for the trip, guides will help each participant find the elusive balance between packing too much and leaving something critical behind. A gear check will be arranged at least three days prior to the climb to ensure everyone is prepared.

After this trip, you will have the skills and experience necessary to participate in intermediate climbs such as a climb of Mount Shuksan, more challenging routes on Mount Baker, and climbs of other peaks in the Cascades or potentially overseas. Skills covered during the climb include ice axe positioning and self-arrest techniques, walking techniques with and without crampons, climbing knots, glacier travel skills and rope management, navigation and route finding, hazard assessment, and cold weather camping skills.
Includes
  • All permits
  • Stoves and cooking kits
  • Tents
  • Group climbing equipment
  • Guide services
  • Pre-trip planning and information
  • Pre-trip session on packing and gear
  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • All meals, hot drinks, or snacks
  • Tips for guides

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Offices of the local partner, 16421 Cleveland St Ste B, Redmond, WA 98052

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Important information
Know before you go
• Depending on weather conditions, the summit day may be changed to the second day of the itinerary with a sleep-in on the third day for a relaxed hike out. There could be other changes due to bad weather, unsafe route conditions, or for other reasons
• Carpools or transportation can be provided for an extra fee

From US$ 895 per person

Organized by

Miyar Adventures

Product ID: 190955