Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Mount Baker/Squak Glacier

Overnight trip to the quiet side of Mount Baker

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

Will meet at either the Green Lake or Northgate Park and Ride. Combine vehicles and head out.

01.17.18: I've gotten some inquiries already for sign ups. I won't be even thinking about this trip until late May. If you are interested, please wait until then to email me about sign ups. Thanks.

Plan for an overnight trip to the quiet side of Mount Baker. The first day will consist of climbing up to campsites on Crag View. Possible evening ski on the Squak depending on timing and conditions. The next day we will climb up the Squak Glacier and up to the summit of Baker and ski off it. Pack up camp and head back to the cars. Back in town Sunday night.

More detail to be added as the trip gets closer. There will be a pre-trip meeting to assign gear and review plans.

If the road is not clear we will try the Coleman-Deming route as a back up and camp at Heliotrope Ridge.


Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

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
  • Webbing and carabiners
  • Pickets or other anchor device
  • Rope
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