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Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 Field Trip (Mt. Baker)

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Seattle Climbing

Katrina Hilpert   (Qualified Youth Leader)

Northwest Forest Pass
This is combined with Ice 2 on the following day. You must sign up for both. Glacier Creek road is closed at the Thompson Creek bridge, approximately 1 mile from highway 542. The road is closed due to a washout at the 2.7 mile mark. Only hikers or bikers can continue past the closure for another 7 miles before reaching the TH. Please be prepared to bike to the TH. We will meet at 8 am at the bridge closure. You will need to plan to pair up and share the weight/pack space of a rope to the seracs. Additionally, you and your partner will need to figure out group gear at that point (water filter, stove, tent, etc.). Please feel free to partner up prior to the FT and work out group gear amongst yourselves (this will be more time efficient). We will bike to the TH and lock up our bikes (or if you feel comfortable stashing it around the TH, personal decision). From there we will hike (about 3 miles) to the climbers’ bivy site and set up camp. Once camp has been established, Ice I FT will begin on the seracs. It is suggested that you BORROW or RENT a pair of ice tools. You can try other people’s tools over the weekend to help you make an informed decision about tools, should you choose to buy a set after the FT. Ice II FT will begin at 8 am the next morning. The plan is to be back to the cars by mid-afternoon. If there is sufficient time at the end of the FTs, we will set up top ropes for vertical ice climbing on the seracs. Additionally, it is also recommended to bring multiple pairs of gloves as ice climbing (especially during the summer) can get wet. There is no privy at the campsite, and no fires are allowed. This is going to be a big weekend in terms of material and physical exertion (due to the extra challenge of biking it to the TH), so please be prepared. Personal gear: helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, ice tools, glacier gear, 2 ice screws, eye protection, v-thread (if you have one), anchor building material, overnight gear, & 10 essentials Group gear: tent, water filter, stove, & gas canister

07/18/13 @ 9:00 AM

10/11/13 @ 12:00 PM

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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


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