My partner Toby and I left high camp at 4 a.m and went non-stop to the summit in 4 hours. Not too bad, considering he's blind...
What a gorgeous mountain!
Went up to Sandy Camp on Day 1, then climbed to the summit and back to the cars on Day 2 starting at 1:30am. The weather on both days was incredible with hardly a cloud in the sky the entire time we were there. Great climb!
Hiked up the Easton Glacier route. Lots of snow covered most of the crevs'. We got into thick fog/rain/snow/wind/white-out conditions from ~7000-~8500' and then broke thru to a perfect clear blue skies near the summit. The cloud deck covered everything below Baker. We went back thru the same white-out conditions on the descent .....for double the pleasure
What a climb with Andrew (son). After ridge, clouds with less than rope length visability, followed pon print to top, boot path down.
Dropped SPOT Sat on/near summit. Tracked down Coleman Glacier between 10:45 and 12:30. If you found a SPOT or know someone who did please email me firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-750-7387. Thanks! Brian
Great climb with gcap and lutty! Fun and exciting route, definitely a memorable one.
perfect day on coleman headwall with lutty and vertigo soul. no wind on summit. ZERO. really warm on the way down lead to some nasty postholing,
We took the Easton Glacier/railroad grade route. Spent two miserable days in the cold rain, and started in the fog at 4am. We busted through the clouds at 8000 ft into the glorious sun and had the whole mountain to ourselves. Due to a heavy snowpack we had minimal crevasse issues and made the summit in record time. Decesended back into the rain. Welcome to the cascades. On to Mount Hood next.
Lots of snow made for a tough climb. Wish I brought skis.
Great climb in on incredible mountain
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!