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.
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Glen has been working as an alpine guide for sixteen years, having led trips in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Glen's climbing and guiding career has included sixteen climbs above 20,000 ft., including technical climbs of peaks such as AmaDablam and Kyajo Ri in Nepal and big glacier routes in Alaska. He's climbed routes on El Cap, Half Dome, and Big Walls in Zion in addition to hundreds of multi-pitch rock routes around the globe. Here in the Northwest he enjoys guiding complex alpine climbs such as the North Ridge of Forbidden and the Fischer Chimneys on Mt. Shuksan. Previously, Glen guided white-water expeditions and taught martial arts. When not in the office or the field he runs a nonprofit in Nepal that provides training to Nepalese mountain guides and funds infrastructure in remote areas of the Himalayas (www.karmaproject-nepal.org). Glen is an AMGA apprentice Rock Guide and Alpine Guide who is working toward IFMGA certification.
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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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