Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

This trip is intended to be for recent graduates of the Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue on Skis/Snowboard Course. Please note: we will cancel this trip last minute (1-2 days prior) or re-schedule if the weather forecast is poor.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

We will meet at the Ash Way P&R in Lynnwood at 8am.

This is an overnight trip that starts with carrying skis, ropes, tents, stoves, fuel, sleeping bags/pads, filter, etc along a dirt trail.  The trail is typically 2-3 miles before reaching skinable snow.  Please make sure your pack can comfortably carry skis/splitboard and/or boots if you don't want to hike with them on.  We will make sure to distribute group gear efficiently so we don't bring in more than we need to.

On Sunday we will start early in the morning, when the sun rises.  The snow will be frozen solid so it's required students have and bring ski\splitboard crampons for uphill travel.

It is not recommended to use new boots on this trip.  You want to make sure your boots are comfortable enough to allow for a full day of on-snow travel.

The steepest slope (The Roman Wall) on this trip is around 40 degrees and we often boot up it.  This is a fun trip!  The corn last year skied like groomers!


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

Overnight gear:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Fuel
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