Mount Baker/Easton Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Easton Glacier

Summit bid for Foothills Basic Climbing students following completion of Snow 2 field trip.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft

See email per Snow 2 field trip. 

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  • This climb is ONLY for students and instructors attending the Foothills Snow 2 field trip the weekend of Jun 11-12. Other requests will be ignored.
  • Students should not message me for permission to join until registration opens. Students must have demonstrated excellent physical conditioning throughout the Basic course. 
  • Rope leads may request permission prior to registration opening as long as they are on the instructor roster for Snow 2.
  • If conditions are poor, the trip will be canceled. There will not be a backup destination.

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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