Mt. Baker hiking and guided beginner snowskills

Max 4 peopleEasy difficulty Beginner experience

Upcoming dates:

August 28

5 spots left

August 29

5 spots left

Overview

Climbing our region's majestic skyline peaks requires a special set of skills to ensure safety. This course teaches students how to ascend snow covered routes that do not pass through crevassed terrain or require technical roped climbing. Learn how to use alpine climbing boots, crampons, and an ice axe to ascend alpine slopes up to 35 degrees. This course prepares students for climbs such as Mt. Adams via the South Spur and Mt. Shasta via the Clear Creek Route. Graduates of this course or students who are interested in learning the skills necessary to ascend glaciated peaks might consider taking our Mountaineering Skills Course or participating in a guided climb of Mt. Baker or Mt. Shuksan. Skills Covered: Selecting clothing and equipment for a snow climb, How to walk in balance with an ice ax, Traversing a slope, Kicking steps, Self arrest techniques, Plunge stepping, Glissading, Assessing snow conditions, Crampon use. The listed price of $425 per person is for a group of 4 people. For a group of 3 people, it would be $550, and for 2 people - $650 per person.

Trip host

Glen Young


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Itinerary

Day 1: Day hike in the North Cascades - Mt. Baker area

Arrive at Glacier and collect the keys for your lodge office at Maple Falls anytime after 9am but before 5pm. You can grab a picnic lunch by the lake in Silver Lake Park near Maple Falls or by Nooksack Falls. Then head out on a day hike to Lake Ann (Mt. Baker Highway), about 45min drive away from Maple Falls. Lake Ann is an 8.2 miles, round trip hike with 1,900 sqft of elevation gain. The area boasts of several scenic hikes to suit all skill and fitness levels. Our expert guide can recommend other hikes to suit your needs. This is a self-guided day.  

Accommodations

On day 1, for 2 days

The 2 bedroom cabin for up to 6 people and the single bedroom cabin for up to 4 people offer self-catered accommodations in Glacier, 11 mi from Mt Baker Ski Area. Guests benefit from patio and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free parking is available. This property has satellite television, a fireplace, grill, and DVD player.  

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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$425   ($142/person/day)

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