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davidvdrMini Expedition Style
Date Climbed: May 16, 2004


Wondered around the glaciers for 3 day while practicing glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Spend 4th day in tent while a storm blew through. Summited via Coleman Headwall...big wakeup call but lots of fun.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 12:44 am

BKWColeman-Deming Bash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010


The cloud forming on the summit all morning suddenly cleared when we were just below the Roman Wall. A very dramatic reveal. Beautiful summit, very windy. We were one of only two groups to make it up that day due to posthole purgatory.
Posted Jun 25, 2010 12:25 am

VinnyColfax attempt from Thunder Glacier
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2006


fantastic skiing but we were stymied by the ice conditions on the ridge of the primary objective.
Posted May 26, 2010 1:49 pm

fztePerfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2010


My first big climb since breaking my ankle 2 months earlier. Topped out just after 7am in perfect weather conditions. Coleman/Deming was in good shape and there were no open crevasses on the route.
Posted May 24, 2010 11:37 pm

mrchad9Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2006


Rained on us half of every day of a 6-day glacier training course. One guy bailed in the middle of the night on day one, the rest stuck it out... Wetter and colder every day. Was both fun and miserable. Summit day was great though, got above the clouds and into the sun.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:25 am

Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2010


Camped out for 2 nights just below 6000ft. It was really windy but the weather was amazing. I got sick and opted not to go for the summit with my group. It was still an enjoyable couple of days in the mountains though.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 6:00 pm

SnowsloggerThe Bham mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 1983


My local mtn when I went to WWU. Climbed it a second time a year later, but in September - amazing how many more crevasses were open.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:12 am

project360Mt Baker Solo Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


Great climb all alone on the mountain...
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:53 pm

project360Always in view...   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


No matter how many times I climb Mt Baker, she is an unbelievable weekend...
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:37 pm

geoseanWWU OC Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2008


My first climb on a glaciated peak! The WWU Outdoor Center fall trip went off without a hitch. We took the Coleman Route up Grouse Creek from the Heliotrope TH. Thunderstorm hit as we walked down the 2.8 snowy road miles to the cars.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 3:28 pm

geosean2nd Route Climbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009


It was a long day on the Easton Route due to some slow partners, but we made it up, and down just in time for a thunderstorm to hit. Went into the crater, which was cool – and sulphurous.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 9:14 pm

jonesa37First Summit of Baker
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


via Easton glacier with Alex Croft, Lauren Hogan, and two other people
Posted Sep 17, 2009 2:49 pm

ericwillhiteLeft my wands!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1997


Great weather above clouds, except for the rising clouds made trip down a whiteout. Placed wands going up, was begged by a party coming up to leave them in place. Should have asked for $$ http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mount_baker/climbing_039.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:21 am

DeltakypEaston; Glacier course  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


Glacier Mountaineering refresher course with MM; had some fun 'hang' time during crevasse rescue and summited with my new climbing buddies Christiano from NYC (Milan) & Lt. Jane, USN, who did Mt. Whitney with me 2 months later.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 10:37 pm

Karl HelserEaston Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Karl Helser

We did the Easton Glacier route. The weather was perfect....a little warm on summit day but we started climbing at 3:00am so the mountain shaded us till we hit the summit. The descent was warm and very soft near the end.
I like the Coleman Demming route better...more interesting...
The Easton Glacier is a long slog with a few large crevasses. The views were awesome.
We camped above "High Camp" although the camp was only 5800'. We had a small pool of water to filter and some bare ground to put the tent on. Lots of flowers on the Railroad Grade.
We started out with 9-climbers and finished with 7...two were struck with AMS...or just a lack of energy.
Instead of camping one more night after summiting, we just decided to pack up and walk out the same day. Dian and I spent the night in Sedro Woolley to get a good night sleep before the long drive home.

Camp to camp 9.5-hours...
Posted Jul 13, 2009 5:20 pm

MarkKBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009


What a climb, great weather. Pretty crowded on the way down, I'm glad we started when we did. "I've got blistas on my [feet]!!!"
Posted Jul 8, 2009 1:05 pm

DoehleEaston  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


High winds from below the crater on up. 100's of people on the route
Posted Jun 29, 2009 12:14 pm

JHH60North Ridge
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008


Climbed the North Ridge as part of a 6 day AAI Alpine Ice class. Turned the climb part way up the ice cliff at 9600' due bad weather, communication issues, route finding problems on the leader's part, etc. I plan to go back and finish the route some time!
Posted Jun 22, 2009 8:53 pm

CurtissimoKOMA KULSHAN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


great trip crevasses are big and scary but you just walk around them route is clear.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 11:18 am

EastKingVia Easton Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


Big mountain and a lot of fun. Great views!!!
Posted Jun 15, 2009 12:43 am

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