Mount Baker Summit Climb

Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.
Just give us a call at 425 888 6397 ext. 2 to make a private arrangement if the proposed dates don't work with your schedule. 
 



 
 

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$480.00
Difficulty rating and Skill requirements
good physical fitness
  • Category: Alpine
  • Type: Guided
  • Ratio: 4:1,8:2

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Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate and very glaciated 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route. Just give us a call at 425 888 6397 ext. 2 to make a private arrangement if the proposed dates don't work with your schedule. We do it all the time. 
Driving directions to the Glacier Ranger Station:
We generally meet at the Glacier Ranger Station in the little town of Glacier, WA. Take Interstate 5 to Hwy 542 in Bellingham and go east to the town of Glacier. Driving time is about 3 hours from Seattle and about 2 hours from Vancouver BC. The ranger station is located about 0.5 miles east of town on the right hand side.
Itinerary:
Day one:             From the ranger station we will commute together to the end of the road at 3600 feet. A three to four hour hike will bring us to the spectacular Hogsback camp at 6000 feet. It is a very comfortable camp with running water. We also have the option to camp a little higher near the Black Buttes at 7000 feet. This would shorten the summit day effort a bit, but there is no running water. Either way, both camps are very spectacular. 
Day two:            The summit day that requires an early start. (Nothing a good cup of coffee cannot take care of…) We will leave camp in the dark and head up the Coleman Glacier. The route is will take us beyond the 7000 foot camp, past the spectacular Colfax Peak North Face and on to the Coleman-Deming Col at 9000 feet. It should take about 3 hours to get there. From the col, we will ascend the pumice ridge and before making the final push up the Roman Wall (it is not that steep at about 35 degrees) to the summit plateau. A quick walk accross the plateau will get us to Grant Summit at 10870 feet. If all goes according to plan, we should summit at around 9am. This should see us back to our tents around noon and back at the car at the latest at around 4pm.
 

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MOUNT BAKER SUMMIT CLIMB EQUIPMENT LIST
CLOTHING
•            BASE  LAYER
o            1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight
o            Non-Cotton Underwear
o            1 or 2 Tops - midweight or lightweight
o            Sock Liners - 2 pair
o            Socks - 2 pair
•            MID LAYER
o            Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece Jacket - only one of these is necessary
o            Soft Shell type pants
•            OUTERWEAR
o            Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket
o            Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants –
o            Warm Hat - should cover ears
o            Sun Hat - baseball type or visor
o            Lightweight Gloves - wind block or fleece/wool type
o            Warm Gloves or Glove shells that go over the lightweight gloves
o            Gaiters - low top or full size
•            INSULATION
o            Down or Synthetic Jacket (lightweight)
PERSONAL GEAR
o            Internal Frame Pack - 50 Liter (3100 cu in.) minimum
o            Sleeping Bag - down or synthetic, 20 deg. F. minimum
o            Sleeping Pad - closed cell foam or self inflating
o            Mountaineering Boots - leather or synthetic, crampon compatible
o            Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended w/ extra batteries
o            2 Water Bottles - wide mouth
o            Water Purification - tablets or filter
o            Bowl or Cup
o            Utensils
o            Small Knife
o            Glacier Glasses
o            Sunscreen - SPF 25+, waterproof
o            Lip Balm - SPF 15+
o            Lighter or Matches
o            Personal Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, waterless hand cleaner, etc.
o            Small Personal 1st Aid Kit - blister repair, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
TECHNICAL GEAR
o            Ice Axe - 55-70 cm length
o            Crampons - 10 or 12 point steel, pre-fit to boots
o            Anti-ball plates - for crampons
o            Climbing Helmet - UIAA approved only
o            Climbing Harness - mountaineering style (e.g. B.D. Alpine Bod)
o            Locking Biners (2) - (1) large HMS style and (1) regular locker
o            Non-locking Biners (4) -
o            Cordelettes (2) - 6 mm diameter, 6 meter lengths, untied
o            Sewn Slings (2) - 1 single length (60 cm), 1 double length (120 cm)
o            Ice Screws (2) - 13-17 cm length
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate
o            Adjustable Trekking Pole(s) - nice to have for approach/crevasse navigation
o            Camera - we’re always looking for some shots for the PGS website!
o            Ear Plugs - essential for sound sleep
o            Thermos - vacuum type
o            Compass - adjustable declination recommended
o            Altimeter - Suunto watch works well
o            Map Case - large zip-loc will suffice
o            Collapsible Water Canteen -  good for storing snowmelt at camp
GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS *Please contact the guiding office if you prefer to bring your own gear in place of any of our group gear.
o            Tents
o            Stoves
o            Fuel
o            Cooking Pots
o            Ropes
o            Group Technical Gear (Communication Device and Elaborate Crevasse Rescue Kit)
o            Group 1st Aid Kit