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Mountaineering will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally. It will humble you. And, it will reward you.
This three-day adventure offers two different routes to the summit of Mount Baker. Climb the north side's Coleman/Deming Glacier, or the south side's Easton Glacier. Both routes offer a great introduction to roped glacier travel and require basic mountaineering techniques. Spend the first night at a scenic high camp, set at 5,000 to 6,000 feet. Cover basic mountaineering skills, enjoy an early dinner, and relax for the next day's adventure.
If you head up the north side's Coleman/Deming Glacier Route, you'll get a pre-dawn start on summit day, making your way up the glacier via headlamp to the "Roman Wall" and finally, the summit crater. If you take the south side's Easton Glacier Route, you'll start your climb in meadows, wander through an old growth forest, and finally across a high alpine meadow before reaching the snow. High camp is located between 5,000 and 6,000 feet, and if the weather's good, you can summit on day two. Both routes offer the opportunity to climb in two or three days. Your guides will choose the best route depending on snow conditions and group experience.
Hike to high camp
The start time and meeting location will be determined prior to the trip. Meet your guides and group, do a thorough gear check, and drive to the trailhead. Hike to high camp, and participate in basic climbing school.
Rise early, and climb moderate snowfields to the saddle between Colfax Peak (9000 feet) and Sherman Crater (9600 feet), depending on the route. Both routes ascend the final Roman Wall steeply to Baker's expansive summit. Enjoy a few moments on the peak before descending to camp.
Return to trailhead
After breakfast, pack up your gear and return to the trailhead.
NW Alpine Guides are veteran mountaineers who believe in giving personal attention to each and every one of their mountain climbing customers. Celebrating over 20 years of guiding experience, Dennis has dedicated his entire life to exploring the remote corners of the world through trekking and climbing. Northwest Alpine Guides' parent company, Mountain Gurus, is dedicated to providing their clients with the finest international guides and world-class tour operators. They specialize in leading treks and tours, Northwest climbs and courses, and mountaineering expeditions to many of the most exciting destinations on Earth, including all of the Seven Summits.
Thank you for the experience. Your company is first rate. I will make sure that anyone that I know who is interested in a climbing adventure must call you first.
— John H.
Thanks again for all of your guidance, support, wisdom and encouragement on the mountain. The trip was amazing. Outstanding, Thank You!
— Carlos N.
A wonderful adventure. I summited Mount Baker with NW Alpine Guides last summer. The guide service is well organized and provided lots of helpful information about gear and logistics prior to the climb. Our two guides Sam and Craig had many years of experience and my girlfriend and I felt safe with well training as we headed towards the summit. The weather was a bit overcast but it was an exciting day. I would definitely recommend Northwest Alpine Guides for any climb in Washington State. I believe they also offer other international climbs as well.
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Sep 9th, 2017 – Sep 11th, 2017
Sep 23rd, 2017 – Sep 25th, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I meet my guides?
Meet your guides at 8 a.m. on the first day of your itinerary in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The meeting location will be determined on which route you taken, which will be chosen prior to the climb based on snow conditions and group experience.
What are the accommodations like?
You'll be sharing mountaineering tents with other participants for the duration of the trip.
What do I need to bring?
A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your program will be sent to you in the pre-departure information upon finalizing your reservation.
How physically fit should I be for this trip?
You'll be required to carry a 45–50 pound pack containing your personal and group gear. Above average physical conditioning is required, but no high altitude experience is necessary. Prior climbing experience is beneficial.
Should I purchase travel insurance? If so, do you have a recommended provider?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance recommendations, please email us.
Can I cancel the trip?
You may cancel reservations up to 72 hours after a booking is made. After that time period, all cancellations/modifications are granted at the sole discretion of Northwest Alpine Guides. Cancellation processing fees may apply.
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