Although we were successful, and we had a great time, the winds and fog made it a little worry some at a few points on the trip. It was snowing in the middle of July.
Guided the DC more times than I can remember. Also North Ridge, Coleman Headwall, ski ascent/decent Easton, Boulder Glacier, Park Glacier Headwall.
The N Ridge was one of the coolest climbs I have done I hope to go back and climb it car to car with in the next year.
This was the first mountain I ever attempted to climb and we did not succeed. I want to go back and get this big beezie under my belt for good!
After climbing Mt Rainier 2 days prior, we decided another climb would be in order before my uncle had to fly out. Baker won the coin toss and we were off. Unfortunately, My uncle had to return to high camp when at 7,000 the blisters he had garnered on Rainier became too much. My brother and I continued and missed having him there with us on the summit.
two friends and I completed our first glacier adventure in may with a successful ascent of Baker to find perfectly blue skies and fantastic views.
Part of AAI mountaineering course, Easton Glacier route, bad weather on summit attempt day, but lots of fun anyway.
Long slog in soft snow due to my team's inability to move with any speed. Camped at the foot of the glacier, then bagged the summit in the morning.
Snowmobiles are a bit of a bother on this route and many riders go out of the boundaries and ride the glacier. I'm just waiting for a crevasse to swallow one of them...
That aside; Great sunrise views from the Roman Wall and into the crater! Well worth the climb, but definitely preferable as a (long) day climb
One of the prettier climbs I did during my trip. Relatively easy, too. Could do easily as a day hike but it's nice to see the scenery of the Railroad Grade during daylight. Snow stayed hard well after dawn, personally I would start later next time.
Most excellent, dudes! It was winding and visibility was low but still it was an awesome trip!
Great weather. Some clouds, but they stayed above the summit so views were still awesome. First climb on a crevassed route for our group. We were exhausted when we returned to base camp so decided to rest for an additional night before packing out and thought a text message was successfully sent to our contact person. Turns out the message did not go through, and since we were more than 12 hours after our expected return time, we were met by search and rescue at the parking lot. Overall a great climb and good time with friends and family. Spent the rest of the week hiking in Heather Meadows which was still mostly snow covered.
Summited, but no views. Visibility dropped to below 20 feet because of mist at around 7,500'. Very wet. I had prepared for good weather and was quite miserable as a result. Met a couple groups from American Alpine Institute on the way up. Cheerful people, but angry mountain. Must redo some time.
Geat climb with Alpine Ascents and legendary guide Pat Timson. Perfect weather, perfect snow conditions, great team. It doesn't get any better than this one. What a beautiful mountain.
My friend Will was kind enough to teach me the basics of glacier travel for this peak. We were able to ascend by ski most of the way, but did use crampons for the last 1500 feet. The ski down was unbelievable (and a lot better than walking!)
Awesome trip up the north ridge. Recommend it for anybody tryin to make that next step.
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.
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.
fantastic skiing but we were stymied by the ice conditions on the ridge of the primary objective.
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.
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.