Backcountry Touring Field Trip

Field trip: Backcountry Touring

Backcountry Touring Field Trip - Baker Lodge

Weekend at the Mountaineers Mount Baker lodge: CANCELED

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  • Moderate



Baker Lodge

  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Your personal items such as towels, sleeping bag, clothes, shoes and snacks/beverages for downtime at the lodge
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Metal-edged alpine touring (AT) or telemark skis or splitboard (nordic/XC skis may not be used; snowboarders may not bootpack or use snowshoes for travel)
  • Appropriate alpine touring boots with a ski/walk mechanism, or telemark boots
  • Appropriate non-frame ("tech") ski touring, telemark, or splitboard bindings
  • Climbing skins that are trimmed to fit the skis/snowboard
  • Poles (adjustable length preferred)
  • Ski crampons that fit the skis and bindings (required)
  • Boot crampons (optional)
  • Avalanche safety tools (all required)
    • Modern 3-antenna beacon
    • Collapsible probe (minimum 240cm length; ski poles that convert to a probe are not acceptable)
    • Metal shovel
  • Snow saw (optional)
  • Repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency kit
  • Clothing
  • Ski helmet
  • Pack that can comfortably carry all of the above equipment (including your skis/snowboard). Your pack must be able to carry all critical equipment, especially the avalanche safety tools (probe, snow saw, shovel) and ski crampons, inside the body of the pack, not strapped to the outside of it.  It is useful if your pack also has touring-specific features such as compartments for safety tools and goggles as well as the means to securely attach or stow a helmet, boot crampons, and ice axes.
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