Mount Baker: Easton Glacier Route
The North Cascades are a climber’s playground. They offer big mountain terrain in an unbelievable setting. Their jagged ridges and rocky summits are surrounded by snowfields and glaciers, which will put all of your previous mountaineering skills to the test. On this trip we will attempt the Easton Glacier route on Mt. Baker. This is a classic route, which involves steep snow up to 40 degrees and glacier travel.
Price: $875 Per Person
Length: 2-3 days
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:3
July 12-16, 2023 (Summit Climb + Skills Course)
July 24-26, 2023 (Summit Climb)
1:3 NEM Guide Ratio
All Group Gear
Lodging when in town (unless listed otherwise)
Most of the required equipment [listed below] is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.
2023 DATES AVAILABLE
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Day 1: Arrival into Seattle, WA. Today, plan to drive 3 hours North to Mt. Baker where you will meet your guides and fellow teammates at the designated campground. We will have a gear check and discuss the upcoming climb.
CLIMBING ITINERARY BEGINS
Day 2: Today we will approach Mt. Baker and climb to high camp at 6,500ft. This is a beautiful hike through open meadows and an unforgettable ridge-line lined with wildflowers. We will set up camp at the base of the glacier.
Day 3: Our summit climb will begin in the early morning hours. Following the climbers route up the Easton Glacier route. The slope will get steeper near the summit head-wall which gives us access to the broad summit plateau. From here, you look down into the volcano crater - a unique climbing experience.
Day 4: We have built in an extra day for bad weather. Should we not need this extra day, we will descend on the day of our summit attempt.
CLIMBING ITINERARY ENDS
Day 5: We will drive back to Seattle today. You can plan an afternoon departure or spend the day enjoying the city and taking in all of the sights.
More Technical on North Ridge
Located in the Northern portion of Washington’s Cascade mountain range lies a beautiful and heavily glaciated volcano. Mt. Baker rises to 10,778ft and is home to some of the best training ground in the contiguous U.S. The North Ridge of Mt. Baker is a true classic. Glacier travel, steep snow, moderate ice climbing and wild exposure make this climb a must-do on any climbers tick-list.
Length: 3 Days
Cost: $1500 per person
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