Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier


Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

We will pick the best 2-day weather window. Strenuous ski mountaineering trip with beautiful forest approach. Depending on conditions on the upper mountain, we may decide to walk the top part. Experience skiing glaciated terrain and expert skiing skill required.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

Let's touch base earlier in the week prior to the climb to determine the best weather window and specific logistics. We will likely have a casual day 1 to complete the approach in comfort and set up camp. Day 2's start time will be determined by conditions - do we have to wait for the snow to soften a little, or do we need to beat the slush attack? The ski out is fast and the whole thing should be a lot of fun. A single day trip is conceivable but we would probably shift to a slightly easier objective such as Shuksan Sulphide Glacier if we only have a single day weather window. 

To enjoy this trip, you should be in very good shape, have your uphill travel and equipment dialed, have experience ski touring in glaciated terrain and be comfortable skiing down double black diamonds on your touring setup (that means no falling, although it doesn't need to look pretty). You need to have tested your boot crampons on your ski boots. This trip is suitable for splitboarders :) If you are interested in joining, please send me a list of recent backcountry ski trips, and what experience you have with ski montaineering, particularly of glaciated peaks.  Our pace will be moderate but efficient. 


Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (mental blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe

Glacier climbing gear:

  • Seat harness
  • Rescue pulley
  • Webbing and carabiners
  • Pickets or other anchor device
  • Rope
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