Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

Climb for members of Pitts 2019 Glacier Course SIG

  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019 — Sat, Jun 22, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

Meet at Glacier ranger station in Glacier, WA.  Time TBD.

This climb is an educational / experience event for members of the 2019 Glacier Climbing course / Pitts SIG.  It is closed to all other members.  Please do not ask to be added to the roster unless you are qualified and willing to serve as a rope lead.

Plan:  Friday climb to Heliotrope Ridge and camp.  Saturday:  Push for summit, return to camp, break up camp and return to cars.

Emergency plan:  Group will have multiple SEND devices (SPOT, InReach, etc) and will request rescue from Whatcom County.


Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

  • USGS Mt Baker

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S
  • See full route/place details.
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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