Baker Climb and Prep Course with Seattle Athletic Club - AdventureTripr

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Baker Climb and Prep Course with Seattle Athletic Club

duration: 4 days

difficulty: Strenuous

group size: 6

experience: Intermediate


Be part of the Seattle Athletic community in this exciting adventure. Whether you're gearing up for a self-guided climb of Mount Rainier via routes like the Disappointment Cleaver or the Emmons-Winthrop, or if you're looking to enhance your skills for a guided ascent of Washington state's tallest peak, this course offers thorough training and a chance to conquer Mount Baker.  

This is a LEVEL 3 Mountaineering expedition.  

The course cul­mi­nates in the appli­ca­tion of skills learned toward the ascent of Mount Bak­er via the Eas­t­on Glac­i­er or Cole­man-Deming Glacier.  


- Learning snow skills  

- Self rescue  

- Crevasse rescue  

- Steep snow and ice climbing techniques  

- Mt. Baker summit climb  


- These dates are tentative and will be confirmed as soon as the guiding company secures permits for the climb. This trip requires a minimum of 6 people to run.  

- The cancellation policy for this climb varies from our standard cancellation policy.  

Please read the cancellation policy  


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Day 1: Gear check and hike to Base camp

The day starts with the gear check at a pre-agreed location. Then the group will head to one of the Mount Bak­er trail­heads, Schreiber Mead­ows for the Eas­t­on glac­i­er or Heliotrope for the Cole­man Dem­ing glac­i­ers.  

After estab­lish­ing the camp, the remain­der of the day will focus on the skills nec­es­sary for the prop­er use of an ice axe, trav­el­ing in bal­ance, self-belay, and self-arrest.  

You will then focus on the skills required for safe and effi­cient glac­i­er trav­el includ­ing roped trav­el and self-res­cue (prusiking) tech­niques followed by a short glacier​ “tour,” enabling you to prac­tice and com­pre­hend the day’s lessons.  

Dis­cus­sions later in the day will focus on nav­i­ga­tion with the use of GPS devices, phone nav­i­ga­tion appli­ca­tions and map and compass.  

Route 1: Coleman Deming Glacier  

Total Distance: 11 mi/17.7 km round trip  

Trail head to Base camp  

Elevation Gain: ~ 2,300 ft/701 m  

Total Time: 3-4 hrs  

Route 2: Easton Glacier  

Total Distance: 14 mi/22.5 km  

Trail head to Base camp  

Elevation Gain: ~ 2,400 ft/731 m  

Total Time: 3-4 hrs  

Meals: None  

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On day 1, for 4 days

You will be camping in the base camp on the double occupancy tent for 3 nights. All group equipment, such as tents, are covered in the trip's cost. If you prefer to have a single-person tent, you have the option to rent one for an additional fee.  



Guide fees


All meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

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.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for this trip varies from our standard cancellation policy. This trip is fully refundable as long as cancelled 91 days or more before the trip start date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations 90 days or less before the departure date.  


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$1595 USD