Mt. Baker, 2 Day Ascent
3 people per guide
The two day itinerary for a Mt. Baker ascent is best for those with excellnt fitness and a quick tag of the summit.
Day before departure: Meet at 3pm for pre-trip meeting.
Day 1: Hike to Base Camp & Glacier Skills
Day 2: Summit Bid and back to car.
The two day trip could take place on one of the following route:
Easton Glacier – defined by gentle rising slopes and large expansive glaciers the Easton Glacier is one of the most moderate of all glacier routes in the range, making it an excellent choice for those new to glacier travel. All these factors that make it so appealing, also provide the climber with significant challenges. The climber will see and navigate their way around large crevasse features as large as Mt. Rainer or any other big mountain. This route also takes the climber by the Sherman Creator, a large steam vent.
Coleman Deming – is probably the most popular route on the mountain due to its moderate level of challenge. Climbers start up the gentle slopes of the Coleman Glacier as they make their way to the col that divides the Coleman from the Deming.
Both routes converge to face the “Roman Wall”, the most significant challenge of the climb. From the altitude of approximately 9,000 feet to the summit at 10,700 feet, climbers engage with a steep glacier climb.
Mooney Mountain Guides LLC
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First Aid: We will provide first aid to the level of training that we are certified (Wilderness First Responder or higher) and in adherence to the evolving recommendations from health authorities regarding patient interactions in our current COVID-19 environment. If a Guide becomes ill during the day, the guide will terminate the trip and send all guests home. We ask you to notify us immediately if you become ill during the day. We will ask you to leave or evacuate as necessary.
Equipment/gear: MMG Guides will use gear that has either been disinfected or quarantined per manufacturer guidelines. We ask that you provide your own climbing harness, helmet and shoes if possible. If not, MMG will provide disinfected/quarantined gear for you to use.
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