Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Squak Glacier

Placeholder for Foothills Basic Snow 3 field trip (summit push)

  • Sat, Jun 17, 2023 — Sun, Jun 18, 2023
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft


Placeholder for Foothills Basic Snow 3 field trip since we are doing a summit push as a part of it.

Please do not ask to be added to the roster unless you are a rope lead that plans to instruct on the field trip itself. All followers spots are registered for Foothills 2023 Basic Climbing students


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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