Ice Climbing Introduction Course - AdventureTripr

Ice Climbing Introduction Course

Max 4 people Moderate difficulty Beginner experience


This three-day course introduces participants to alpine ice climbing techniques, movement principles, and technical systems on the Coleman Glacier of Mt. Baker. The seracs of the lower Coleman icefall make the perfect training ground for ice climbing, allowing students to climb short pitches of low angle to vertical ice using the safety of a top-rope.  


Participants will need to bring their personal gear, but tents, cooking kits, and group climbing equipment is included in the trip.  

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Day 1: Hike Base Camp & Practice

You will meet with your guide at the Heliotrope Ridge parking area near Mt. Baker at a pre-determined time. This trip will start with a hike for about three miles on the main trail and climber’s trail, gaining 1,800 ft. to reach base camp. Depending upon the time of arrival in basecamp, we will either practice skills at camp or utilize ice cliffs on the glacier to practice skills. We will practice stacking, flipping, flaking, and coiling the rope. We will also practice belay techniques, as well as building and equalizing anchors before heading to bed.  

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On day 1, for 2 days

Tents / camping near Mt. Baker  



Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Admission fees
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

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.

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