Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Basic Glacier Climb - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

This is mentored climb for Diego Guerra , please reach him out for the registration. One day ski approach c2c.

  • Mon, May 29, 2023
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

t.b.d by email.

Leader’s Notes:

  • This is a car to car single day climb on AT skis
  • You need to be a Basic Alpine Climbing Graduate or a student who has completed the Basic Alpine Climbing Course glacier travel modules
  • You need to be a confident skier on black downhill runs. No need to be fast nor have elegant technique, but just good survival skiing skills. One turn at the time, side slipping, or even side stepping  as long as you can make it safely to the bottom of the slope
  • It is OK if this is your first ski mountaineering, but you should have prior backcountry ski touring experience
  • We’ll decide whether to down climb or ski the summit block depending on conditions, skill level, and desire. The leader will downclimb with any participant not willing to ski the summit block
  • We’ll keep a reasonable pace, but you should be able to be on the move for 12+ hours


  • AT skis with skins
  • Usual glacier gear
  • Ski crampons strongly recommended but not necessary

Please request leader permission by describing your skimo/ski touring experience


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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