Second most glaciated mountain in the Lower 48.
We offer guided ascents of Mt. Baker (10781') via the standard Coleman-Deming route, the Easton Glacier, and the more technical North Ridge, May–September.
Offers a generally straightforward glacier climbing experience that makes for a great introductory route.
Similar in its moderate nature to the Coleman-Deming, but on the south side of the mountain.
A great route for climbers with more experience; considered one of the best snow and ice routes in North America.
Climbing the North Ridge of Mt. Baker.
We generally recommend 3 days for these trips, although additional days can be added for more training and weather flexibility.
DAY 1 — Approach, setup camp, skills review
DAY 2 — Summit day, return to our camp
DAY 3 — Pack up camp, descend to trailhead
Coleman-Deming: 3:1 max
North Ridge: 2:1
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Excellent physical fitness is required for this trip.
You should be able to hike/climb for 1-2 hours at a stretch, taking 10 minute breaks, for up to 12 hours.
You should be able to ascend 3000′ in a day carrying 50+lbs on your back, and 5000′ in a day carrying 30 lbs on your back.
Physical conditioning should not be underestimated – mountaineering is a strenuous activity.
North Ridge: Previous climbing/mountaineering experience is required. Experience on ice and/or multi-pitch climbs is beneficial.
Guiding and instruction
Group equipment: tents, ropes, stove, fuel, etc.
Backcountry permit costs
Personal equipment and food
Parking permit (NW Forest Pass)
Easton Glacier: $975
North Ridge: From $1250
Custom programs are available for private groups and individuals - please inquire for information.