Mt. Baker

Max 9 peopleModerate difficulty Intermediate experience

Upcoming dates:

July 17

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July 24

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July 31

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Overview

This Mount Baker climb is meant for experienced hikers looking to start mountaineering. Professional guide(s) will help navigate the route, home to mountain streams, blue glaciers, and vistas spanning to the Puget Sound. This amazing setting will be our classroom as we learn and practice the do’s and don’ts of alpine travel. In preparation for the trip, guide(s) will help each participant find the elusive balance between packing too much and leaving something critical behind. We will host a gear check at least three days prior to the climb to ensure everyone is prepared. After this trip you will have the skills and experience necessary to participate in intermediate climbs such as a climb of Mt. Shuksan, more challenging routes on Mt. Baker, and climbs of other peaks in the Cascades and potentially overseas.

Trip host

Sandeep Nain


Reviews: 196

Sandeep began his climbing career in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing. He has climbed and guided extensively in the Cascades, having summited all the volcanoes of Washington multiple times. Some of Sandeep's favorite climbs in the Northwest are the Torment-Forbidden-Traverse, Liberty Ridge, the Coleman Headwall of Mt. Baker, and the North Ridge of Mt. Baker. Although Sandeep is known by the climbing community for climbing big alpine routes, his first passion is rock climbing. On sunny days you can find him climbing with friends at Mt. Index, trying-hard on steep crimps at Exit 38, or in the winter pulling on plastic in the gym. He enjoys projecting 5.12 routes as much as climbing long rock routes in the backcountry. In addition to a depth of climbing experience in the Pacific Northwest, Sandeep has extensive high altitude climbing and guiding experience. Some of Sandeep's first high altitude climbs were in the Indian Himalaya, where he and two friends achieved three first ascents of technical six-thousand-meter peaks in the Miyar Valley which were documented in the American Alpine Journal. He has also been active in Mountain Rescue, and earned the Life Saving Award for an especially difficult and dangerous mission.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to the base camp:

Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area at 8:00 AM. Set up carpools. Drive from Seattle to the trailhead (3,700 feet). Approximate driving time is 2.5 hours. Listen to a trip briefing at the trailhead. Hike to base camp at Hogsback camp (5,900 feet). Approximate hiking time is 3 to 4 hours. Set up camp with the help of your guides. Learn how to use your boots to kick steps and practice basic ice axe skills.  

Accommodations

On day 1, for 2 days

Tent camping  

Pricing

Included:

Accommodation
Guide fees

Excluded:

All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Gratuities
Transfers
Flights
Admission fees
Porter
Visas
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

3 days, 2 nights

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$806   ($269/person/day)

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