Intermediate Glacier Climbing Field Trip - Mount Baker Recreation Area

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Climbing

Intermediate Glacier Climbing Field Trip - Mount Baker Recreation Area

2018 Intermediate Glacier Climbing Field Trip - Everett

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  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,640 ft

Meeting Location:      Schreiber Meadows Trailhead

Start Time          Assemble for Briefing at 7:00 AM, Saturday, June 23rd

Driving Directions 

Allow 2 to 2.5 hours to get to the trailhead from the Lynwood area – camping at the trailhead is advised. Time to Trailhead from Ashway Park and Ride is 2 hours with no traffic.

  • North on I-5
  • East on Hwy 20
  • North onto Baker Lake Road – approximately mile post 22
  • Go 12.3 miles to just past Rocky Creek Bridge – Take LEFT Fork onto NF Road 12
  • Go 3.5 miles – Take RIGHT Fork onto NF Road 13
  • Go 6.3 miles to Schreiber’s Meadow Trailhead

The Intermediate Glacier Course is targeted at basic grads and is designed to follow on from the foundation set in the Basic Climbing Course. It will cover the next steps in building your skills to lead, plan and practice safe climbing and descending glacier routes in the Cascades. This course will give you the skills and confidence to plan and lead your own glacier climbs. It consists of two evening lectures followed by two weekend trips. The first weekend is a 2-day practice session held on snow slopes. The second trip is an overnight climb of a Cascade glacier route, where participants organize, plan and run the complete climb, under supervision of a climb leader. For more information, visit the course web site.



Mount Baker Recreation Area

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard glacier climbing gear.

Two Pickets

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