Mount Baker offers an interesting guided ascent for beginner-intermediate climbers on one of North America’s most sought after peaks. Referred to as Komo Kulshan, or the “Great White Watcher,” by the Lummi Indians, Mount Baker is the highest and most heavily glaciated peak in the North Cascades. Our route ascends the Coleman-Deming Glacier with challenging route finding and exposed by seracs, and large crevasses. Incredible views of the North Cascades, the border peaks to the North contrast with the imposing Black Buttes and Colfax Peak to the West. With its twelve active glaciers and breathtaking views, 10,781-foot Mount Baker provides a scenic and extremely rewarding mountaineering experience for both first-time climbers and seasoned veterans alike. Unlike the crowds found on popular Mount Rainier routes, your ascent is done in the untrammeled Mount Baker Wilderness Area.
“I have never felt so alive in my life than during this trip! You allowed me to live a dream of mine with absolute safety and comfort. Our guide was phenomenal and the food was plentiful and literally gourmet fare. I loved it!” -Tim L.
Mount Baker is an ideal location to learn and review mountaineering and glacier travel skills, If it’s your first big climb, our goal is to teach fundamental, introductory skills, while giving you a hand’s on experience. The skills developed on Mount Baker will provide valuable insight into what is needed to tackle bigger climbs throughout the world. Mount Baker is a recommended conditioning or training climb for other Cascadian volcanoes, Denali, Aconcagua, and other high altitude peaks – and it's a great climb in its own right!
Leaders: Marek Wencel+assistant guide
Day 1-May 18th or June 8th 2018
Arrival, group meeting and gear check.
Day 2-May 19th or June 9th 2018
Departure to the mountain; 5am pick up from your hotel It’s about 3 hour drive to the trailhead and then another 3-4 hour hike to our camp. After setting up the camp and hot lunch, we will review basic climbing skills, equipment and strategy for the summit bid.
Day 3-May 20th or June 10th 2018 We will have an alpine start under headlamps, slowly making our way up the mountain. As we’ll climb higher, the morning light will open up the panorama around us showcasing Black Buttes, Colfax Peak and Mt Baker. After a short time on the summit, we will retrace our steps back to the camp and continue down to trailhead.
We rent some of the equipment; please inquire with Crew Treks for prices and availability.
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