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Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: June 1984  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

The hike into Schreibers Meadow was all on snow. We camped on deep snow near the base of Railroad Grade. Started quite early, but the other rope team was very slow. Finally two of them went back while the 3rd roped in with us and we continued. Duane got sick at Sherman Crater from the sulphur fumes. We reached the summit without the need for crampons. On the summit I changed film, and it wasn't until several weeks later on a backpacking trip that I realized the film I inserted on Mt. Baker didn't catch the take-up sprocket. I hate it when that happens! Descended and packed out to the cars in an uneventful manner.
Posted Apr 5, 2001 9:56 pm

durocherRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: June 26, 2000  Sucess!


climbed with Joerg Zimmermann
Posted Apr 2, 2001 10:33 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Coleman - Upper Deming Glacier route Date Climbed: mid-June, 1999  Sucess!


Kevin LaFleur and I climbed the Coleman - Upper Deming Glacier route on Mt Baker in mid-June, 1999. The road to the trailhead was still partially snowed in, so we parked the car at 3,400 ft and began our ascent at 5:45pm with about a mile of road walking. There was a lot of snow obscuring the "Heliotrope Trail," and the footsteps of previous parties led in various random directions. This made routefinding very difficult. Somehow, after a couple hours of meandering through the woods, we arrived at a spot near the base of the Coleman Glacier and set up camp for the night.

After a short sleep, we awoke at 3:33am to a clear pre-dawn sky. The valleys below were blanketed with a thick fog that slowly rose throughout the day and transformed into billowy cumulus clouds. Kevin and I put on our gear, collapsed the tent, and started up the mountain. After a few minutes we reached the Coleman Glacier and roped up. We weaved around several menacing crevasses and made our way to the saddle between the summit of Baker and Colfax Peak. We then headed up the summit ridge on easy snow, reaching the summit at 8:30am. After snapping a few photos, we headed down.
Posted Mar 18, 2001 5:43 pm

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