Hard Snow

Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Hard Snow - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

Practice your snow skill on some realistic snow conditions.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft


Practice self and team belay and arrest on snow conditions that you would encounter on a basic climb.


Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

  • Red Marker
    48.805507, -121.897388
    48.8055067665 -121.897387505
  • Red Marker
    48.776777, -121.814488
    48.7767769838 -121.81448826
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Refer to the gear matrix in the student handbook.

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