Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mount Baker/Squak Glacier

Single day attempt of Baker via Squak for Foothills Climbing volunteers

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft
  • Pace: 9 hrs up, 2 hrs down


This is a one day attempt of Baker for Foothills Climbing Volunteers. All participants must have skied with one of the leaders on a previous trip, preferably Camp Muir, Mt St Helens, or other long distance, large elevation gain day.

Estimated ascent time is 9 hrs, descent time around 2.


Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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