Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Squak Glacier

Memorial Day car-to-car summit of Mount Baker.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

Schreiber’s Meadows TH (or as close as practical along the road!) at @ 3AM. Northwest Forest or National Parks Pass required. Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend car camping the night before!

Click [MORE +] to read all notes prior to requesting permisson:

  • All permission requests should go to Chenmin Liu ( because she suckered me into this again! :D
  • Any student must have already completed their crevasse rescue field trip. That most likely means that 2023 Basic Climbing Students should not request permission. Graduates, 2nd-year status students or intermediate students are welcome!
  • This is a very strenuous trip. In your permission request (to Chenmin!) please indicate relevant, recent conditioning efforts.

Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

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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