Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Easton Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Easton Glacier

Kitsap 2019 Basic Alpine Students Only!

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft

This climb is from camp after Kitsap's 2-day Crevasse Rescue/Snow 2 Field trip.

A one day summit with an Alpine start from camp early on Monday, May 27.


Please contact Jeremy Schooner (mentor lead) with any questions.

NOTE from Jeremy: We are going to be picky about who joins this climb. Students must have previously exhibited the physical fortitude and fitness level necessary to join this climb. This information will largely be ascertained by contacting your instructors. This is not an elitist thing. Mt. Baker is a hard climb. After already being on the mountain for the field trip, the climb is even harder. We want to setup the entire team for success!

FIRST PRIORITY IS FOR KITSAP BASIC STUDENTS. This trip will follow the Kitsap Snow II field trip on the Easton Glacier.

Participants must attend the CR field trip to do this climb.


Mount Baker/Easton 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 back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Locking large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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