Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb - Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

An Alpine Climb lead by volunteers and/or staff for MAC! This trip has prerequisites. See leaders notes for details. Rope leads are welcome, please contact leader. Thanks!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Jun 26, 2021 — Sun, Jun 27, 2021
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

see trip sheet

This is a climb reserved for Mountaineers Adventure Club (youth group).  MAC leadership team will determine the participants roster.

Plan to climb Baker via CD route in 2 days.   The destination and route may change due to weather or route condition.


For alpine rock climbs:

Skills/workshops: Multi-pitch systems, belay escape, rappelling, lead climbing / lead belaying

Other courses/trips: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course/badge, Leavenworth Multi-Pitch trip / successful multi-pitch climb, Summer Trip / successful muti-pitch climb there

If glacier climb: In addition to all of the above: Crevasse rescue workshop, glacier climbing fundamentals (at least 2), Snow 1, Snow 2

In addition the technical skills described above, participants joining this trip may be asked to describe the physical preparations they have undertaken - this may include conditioning hikes, other easier climbs, weekly training routines, etc.


Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

  • USGS Mt Baker

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountaineering Individual Gear List

Used by Participants to pack for trip


  • Down parka
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Warm top layer (fleece, wool, and/or soft shell)
  • Wicking tee shirt
  • Thin synthetic base layer
  • Long underwear top (synthetic)
  • Long underwear bottoms (synthetic)
  • Synthetic soft shell pants
  • 2-3 Pairs of good, non-cotton socks
  • 2-3 Pairs of good liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava and/or Buff
  • Synthetic liner gloves
  • Waterproof gloves or mittens
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Down booties (optional)
  • Van clothes
  • Van shoes



  • Backpack (>5500 cubic in)
  • Summit Backpack (>3500 cubic in) (optional)
  • Day Pack for travel clothes/van
  • 3 season sleeping bag (0° to 20° rating)
  • 1 or 2 closed cell sleeping pads
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
  • Bowl, cup, spoon, travel mug optional
  • Sunglasses with 100% UV protection (Category 4 Glacier)
  • Goggles


  • Sunscreen/lip balm/zinc oxide
  • 4L of water in insulated bladder or bottles
  • Super gaiters (especially important if boots are not insulated)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Toilet Paper
    • Flushable Wet Wipes
  • Extra glasses, contacts, medications if necessary
  • Crampons that fit boot (program provides as available - must request)
  • Ice Axe (program provides as available - must request)
  • Helmet (program provides as available - must request)
  • Harness and chest harness (program provides as available - must request)
  • Texas Kick and Prussic System 
  • Summit Day snacks
  • Flavor packets for water or electrolyte solutions (optional)
  • Optional
    • Insulation between boot and crampon
    • Butt pad
    • Camera
    • Pocketknife
    • Binoculars


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