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leejamsRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: june 16 2002  Sucess!

leejams

Got a very early start around 1 a.m. and it paid off. Woke up to low cloud deck around 6,000 ft elevation below our high camp, stars and a sliver of moon above. Roped up and ready to go and snow was just cold enough for crampons. However, it was a nice warm night probably near 35-40. Crevasses were few and far between and the team ahead was doing an excellent job of route finding and wanding. Nice steady pace brought us to the caldera for a well deserved break before hitting the roman wall. On the wall the snow had turned to real hard ice as the sun was starting to pop up on the other side of the mountain. Half way up the wall I noticed on the ridge to the west the huge sunrise shadow of the mountain I was standing on, very impressive thing to see. cruised on up the wall and found ourselves on the huge summit plateau and seemed like I should have lugged up a football? Headed on over to the summit bump for basking in glory and shooting photo's. Heading down was pretty straightforward and then almost in camp 6,300 elevation started to hit softer snow and then realized getting up for an early start was worth the effort. And excellent weekend and climb. (except for the snowmobiles on this route.>?&()&*&^T#$$#&$
Posted Jun 17, 2002 9:26 pm

CharlieRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: 8/25/2000  Sucess!

Charlie

This was the first time I had ever climbed a real mountain. It was the most fun I have ever had! Route conditions were pretty good. Two 3 foot cravasses had to be jumped but that was it. Make sure to stop by the crater on your way down from the summit.
Posted Jul 9, 2001 10:52 am

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!

durocher

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

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

Josh

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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