Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

see leader notes for registration details

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  • Sat, Jun 16, 2018 — Sun, Jun 17, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

Gear and logistics will be coordinated by email during the week prior to the trip. Please be available by email to participate in this process.

This climb is for Seattle Basic Climbing Course students and Basic Climb Graduates (or Equivalency) from any branch. Participant registration opens on May 18 at 5:00 AM. Registration is online only. Leader permission is not required for registration. Good luck. Click Fast.

Rope leads may contact leader for early registration starting  April 18. Requests for rope lead positions received prior to this date will not be reviewed until April 18.

This is a 2-3 day climb we will be doing in 2 days. This route is more strenuous than   the Easton and Coleman Basic Climb routes on Mt Baker. Pace will be moderate. Participants should be confident they have the fitness necessary for this climb.

Day 1: 4100' elevation gain, much of it is off-trail and on snow. Maybe some brush.

TH elevation: 2730'

Camp: ~6800' (we'll be camped on snow, melting snow for water)

Day 2 Summit: 10,778', return to camp and hike out.

Participants will need gear and clothing suitable for overnight camping on snow and melting snow for water.


Mount Baker/Boulder 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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