Basic Glacier Climb - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier

Post Snow 2 summit climb for Everett Basic Students

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

After Snow 2 field trip is over, our group will stay to climb Sherman Peak via the Squak Glacier route. 

We'll relocate to camp along the Squak Glacier route. Alpine start to the summit.

Registration will open after Snow 1 field trip.  May 16th.

If you are interested, send an email outlining your training plan. Including weight carried, mileage & elevation gain for training hikes.


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
Trip Reports