Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

A strenuous 2-day climb of a beautiful peak on a much-less-traveled route filled with adventure!

  • Sat, Jun 15, 2024 — Sun, Jun 16, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

TBD, info will be provided pre-trip. Be prepared to get up early on Saturday, we'll have to get our permits @ the ranger station when they open prior to starting the climb.

DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT EXPLICIT LEADER PERMISSION. An arduous approach with a muddy bog, 3rd class scrambling, steep snow/ice and potential for turning around depending on the conditions. If you're not prepared for  some Type 2 fun and a really long climb, this trip isn't for you.


Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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