Mount Baker/Easton Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Easton Glacier

Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing Students will be given first priority to register for this climb.

  • Sat, Jul 4, 2020 — Sun, Jul 5, 2020
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M3G Mountain 3 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft
  • Pace: I lke the ~ 1000 ft of elev gain/Hr

Normally, I offer to drive with 3 others in my pickup. I live in the Chehalis area and can accommodate others coming from that locale.  We will then need 2 or 3 other drivers and meet at the Martin Way Park and Ride near exit 109 off I-5. Meeting time TBD later but I prefer early.  I'll let you know.

It is common to encounter crevasses on the route we are climbing. Most are usually passable. It would be prudent for each of us, however to review crevasse rescue procedures and carry the gear necessary to perform a rescue.


Mount Baker/Easton 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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