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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

sierrasclimberBig Mountain  Sucess!


Funny I would call this the bigest mountain I have climbed. Good times.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:48 pm

deungsanLots of crevasses
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1999


stopped by crevasses and threatening weather.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:26 pm

skydiver7771st Summit w/ Alpine Ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


My friend Gary and I took the 6 day Mountaineering class from Alpine Ascents, with guides Rachel and Winslow. (who were outstanding). We had 6 others in the class, though two had to turn back 2 hours into the climb from lack of fitness. The rest of the group were strong climbers. We made two camps on the way up. Summit day, very foggy at high camp. It was freezing fog by 9,000 ft. We got out of the clouds about 600 ft below the summit. It warmed up very quick that day. By the time we reach high camp, 7,000ft, it was 55-60 degrees and hot in our climbing gear. We had a snow storm that night that half buried our camp.
Posted Mar 5, 2009 4:47 pm

mthomasColeman Headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006


Great ice climb with Pablo Puruncajas.
Posted Mar 1, 2009 11:30 am

sourstrawmy first climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006


My first climb ... and I was hooked from that point on!
Posted Jan 13, 2009 12:44 am

nickmechcoleman/deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2003


This a beautiful fun mountain with easy access and good glacier travel. Good climbing with Norman on the rope. Camp on glacier or one day from car. It's always fun.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 5:02 pm

MjollnirColeman-Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008


Windy. Super windy. Super-duper windy.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 2:40 pm

TRPMt. Baker by five  Sucess!


I love Baker it really has all the aspects of a big mountain on a small scale. I have climbed it many times by five different routes; The Easton, The Coleman-demming, The squak, The boulder and the North Ridge. All of them have unique qualities and varied difficulties. The mountain is changing though. The Roman headwall is gradually melting away, making it somtimes necessary to climb dirt instead of ice and snow. A couple years ago a huge chunk of ice broke off the North summit, leaving debris all across the Boulder. The climbing is still fun and the Veiws, Awsome!
Posted Dec 4, 2008 11:30 am

Travis_Coleman - Deming Glacier Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


Summited as part of a 3 day skills clinic with AAI. Weather could not have been better, great trip! Here are some photos and brief write-up.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 3:06 pm

oso1212Coleman - Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Summited at noon on August 30th. Day trip - 16 hour climb.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 2:16 pm

BCJColeman-Demming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Best view from the summit of any Cascade volcano. Great conditions.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 8:36 pm

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