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Climbing Mt. Baker with Pacific Alpine Guides.

Mt. Baker

North Cascades

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.

COLEMAN-DEMING

Offers a generally straightforward glacier climbing experience that makes for a great introductory route.

EASTON GLACIER

Similar in its moderate nature to the Coleman-Deming, but on the south side of the mountain.

NORTH RIDGE

A great route for climbers with more experience; considered one of the best snow and ice routes in North America.

Climbers on the North Ridge of Mt. Baker.

 Climbing the North Ridge of Mt. Baker. 

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DETAILS

ITINERARY

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

RATIOS

Coleman-Deming: 3:1 max

North Ridge: 2:1 max

SEASON

May-September

WHERE TO MEET

Coleman-Deming, North Ridge:

Glacier Public Service Center

Glacier, WA

Easton Glacier, Squak Glacier:

Park and Forest Information Center

Sedro Woolley, WA

PRE-TRIP INFO

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

COST INCLUDES

  • Guiding and instruction

  • Group equipment: tents, ropes, stove, fuel, etc.

  • Backcountry permit costs

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment and food

  • Parking permit (NW Forest Pass)

SCHEDULED DATES

June 23-25, 2023

July 22-24, 2023

SCHEDULED COST

Coleman-Deming: $975

Easton Glacier: $975

North Ridge: From $1125

 

CUSTOM DATES

Custom programs are available for private groups and individuals - please inquire for information.

Custom rates

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