Mount Baker Climber's Log

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Kessler - Apr 20, 2017 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2017

Baker  Sucess!



JLuthanen - Apr 20, 2017 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

Squak Glacier (south side)

Made it halfway up the mountain hiking / skinning. Lenticular formed over the mountain as we were going to bed that night with not the best forecast. Saw clouds approaching over the sisters to the West. Lots of rain / wind all night - woke up in a whiteout. Ended up scrapping the climb and playing around doing crevasse rescue practice before heading out

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Aug 8, 2016 12:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2016

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

Excellent weather the whole weekend; even at 3AM I was comfortable hiking in a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Crevasses have started opening up a moderate amount, but navigating around them is still quite easy. Reached the summit at around 6:30 in the morning, and spent about 45 minutes enjoying the views (and the pack of gummy bears I carried to the top).


SchwartzOn - Jul 15, 2016 1:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Ascent and then explored Coleman glacier next day  Sucess!

Some of the most interesting snow and crevasse I've seen. Very late in season and crevasses were all exposed. I liked hiking through forest and popping out in the middle of a mountain. Gaining the ridge it was a little windy, and summit ridge is spectacular. Great views of BC to North. Skied the next day and explored Coleman Glacier.

Ajeeth Ibrahim

Ajeeth Ibrahim - Jul 12, 2016 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

Via Coleman Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed via the Coleman Glacier.

Left camp at 2:15am, great conditions all day, though pretty sunny and hot by noon.


BooRadley - Jun 27, 2016 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

Perfect day  Sucess!

Sunny day for a climb of Baker. Some of the crevasses on the Coleman-Deming route were beginning to open up, but you could still cross them all via snow bridges or small jumps.

Cascadia - Jun 18, 2016 3:18 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2016

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

Cold and windy. Clear skies up top but cloudy below, only other mountain peaking out was Rainier.


pschlais - Jun 12, 2016 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Coleman-Deming  Sucess!

First glaciated peak climb. Warm, sunny, windless at the summit was a treat.


NatDeroxL7 - Jun 10, 2016 5:24 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

No views, pretty close to whiteout most of the day :(

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 8, 2016 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2016

Coleman-Deming  Sucess!

Small expedition out of my home in Oakland, California. Flight into Sea-Tac. Rental car. Drive to Mt. Vernon. Motel overnight. Drive into the Heliotrope TH. Warm day so by mid-mountain every step a dune-climb at the beach. The climb from the saddle little by little thinned out the field, challenging slush. I had the summit to myself and standing on the knob was worth the extra hoof. Last man off the mountain became interesting with the days changes in the crevasse scene. An outstanding adventure in the beautiful state of Washington.


Scott - Jun 8, 2016 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Mount Baker  Sucess!

June 4

Kessler's 14th birthday was on May 17th and my 42nd (ugh) will be on June 13, so we decided to combine our birthday presents and have an adventure between the two. We decided on Mount Baker. Since there are crevasses and since it is unlikely that Kessler could pull me out of a crevasse if the need arose, we enlisted the expertise of Crew Treks for their light-guided Mt Baker trip (I would highly recommend them).

We met Kyohei from Crew Treks and Tomek in Seattle and drove to the trailhead. We started up to the Coleman Glacier camp in hot weather. Since the snow was really melting, we had to cross several streams. There was snow starting at below 5,000 feet, but the weather was good.

We made it to the Coleman Glacier camp without a hitch, where we set up camp. The weather was perfectly clear and quite hot (considering our elevation).

June 5

We awoke at 2 am in order to pack up for the summit climb. The night was warm and it never did freeze, so the snow was softer than usual. The climb to the summit went well and since it was early season there were no large crevasses to cross.

We made our way up the steep headwall to the summit plateau and then onto the summit. The views were fantastic, but unfortunately, it was a little hazy.

We then descended the mountain back to camp and packed up. We had some really good and long glissades on our way back to the trailhead. It was a great climb.


cmarks7clouds - May 20, 2016 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1994

Easton in June  Sucess!

Camped above 6,000 ft. and made summit by way of Roman Wall next morning. Enjoyed every minute. Next up Mt. rainier!

mikwat - Apr 13, 2016 7:21 pm

Colman-Demoing  Sucess!

Great time for my first glaciated climb. Summited, but that Roman wall kicked my butt.


bnmchone - Feb 29, 2016 3:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014

Coleman/Deming Climb

Camped on North Face, started early and summitted by 9 AM with 3 X 3 person rope teams.


mcross - Dec 14, 2015 5:48 pm

Oh the Lessons.  Sucess!

Peanuts do nothing for snow blindness. Check your buddy's gear. He might regret bringing that 5lb bucket of peanuts and no sunglasses.

Awesome climb though. Left the Tacoma area around 2AM on a Saturday, tagged the summit via Coleman Deming, and drove home the same day. Watch out for all of those hidden crevasses!

Matt Stockinger

Matt Stockinger - Aug 18, 2015 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015

5-star route  Sucess!

Coleman-Deming route. Camped on rock (spectacular sites) at about 6900'. Woke up at 3am, leisurely pace, back at camp by 1pm-ish. Didn't see another soul. Route in great condition. Really stellar climb.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jul 12, 2015 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

Perfect Window  Sucess!

Camped just below the glacier. Left camp at 5:00am and summited around noon, back to camp at 5:00pm. The crevasses are open wide thus the long summit day of zig zagging our way around. The weather was perfect all day then started raining that night after our summit. We hiked out in the rain happy that we came in on a Thursday. We had the summit ALL to ourselves.

Shout out to Graham's Restaurant in Glacier. Great place to eat and relax after the climb.


Boonie1 - Jul 7, 2015 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Mt. Baker  Sucess!

Hot and looks like late August.


kgriggs - Jul 6, 2015 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Coleman/Deming  Sucess!

Came in on Saturday and camped at about 7500ft. Got up a little after 1am and were moving by 2am, made it to the summit for the sunrise. Awesome Day!


alpineskyline - Jul 2, 2015 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Solstice Climb  Sucess!

Busy day on Mt Baker thanks to good weather. Long day with sun rising early to warm us up and unleash some seracs off Colfax peaks as we were climbing up. But made it through and to the summit safely with a nice cat nap at the summit before hiking back to camp and out to the trailhead in one long day.

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