Mount Baker Climber's Log

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ibndalight

ibndalight - Jul 24, 2007 9:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

A very committing line with about 600 of 80 degree ice climbing one on the ridge it rained the whole time we were there and made summit day hair with zero visibility

larryN

larryN - Jul 23, 2007 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

777  Sucess!

Excellent weather caused us to set up a low camp at 5900' along the railroad grade, and ascend the Easton in warm sunshine. We left camp at 1:30pm and returned at 11:00pm. Even on such a nice day, we needed crampons from the crater on, and the summit was windy and cold.

spotly

spotly - Jul 20, 2007 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

Coleman-Deming

Climbed with Brian F and Mark S. Lucky hole in the wheather. Northern lights were brilliant as we weaved through the crevasses. A fantastic climb and alone on the summit.

Bassoon

Bassoon - Jul 19, 2007 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed above and inside the glacier as part of a mountaineering course through my college. The mountain was beautiful, weather perfect, and route challenging, but not too difficult.

andret

andret - Jul 10, 2007 9:04 pm

Coleman Glacier  Sucess!

Clear skies, but incredibly windy at the top. It was about 25 degrees with 50 mph wind gusts. We spent about 45 minutes on the summit, had a few snacks, ate a watermelon and then headed down.

tkoooooooooo

tkoooooooooo - Jul 7, 2007 8:07 pm

catch up  Sucess!

climbed the coleman glacier route in 2005. quite lovely. we got up there just before the bergschrunt near the shaddle gave way and made the route much more difficult

dan-o

dan-o - Jul 7, 2007 2:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

Nice hike up the Railroad Grade in good weather. Summit day started out nice, then we watched a storm system come in during our descent. Moved camp from up on the glacier down to the main high camp area. Enjoyed the sound of rain pounding on the tents while sippin a bit of whiskey. Always spend an extra day out if you can!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Jul 4, 2007 4:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

easton glacier  Sucess!

Great weather. Snow was firm enough up high. The Roman Wall was essentially like walking up a staircase from multiple parties bootprints from the day before. Incredible views.

nasak

nasak - Jul 2, 2007 4:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Coleman/Deming

No dice on Father's Day weekend. Whiteout conditions kept us cozy in our tent rather than attempt the summit. Gotta go back!

Pantilat

Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:18 am

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

2004

James_W

James_W - Jun 11, 2007 1:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Cold and Whiteout  Sucess!

Headed up on a clear day. Went from a beautiful day to full whiteout and weather by the next morning. Was lucky enough to get views for the first few hours. I imagine if needed you could follow the SkiDoo tracks up most of the way...just follow the beer cans

Blackmouth

Blackmouth - May 30, 2007 8:16 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Coleman-Demming  Sucess!

The weather that week was perfect. Blue skies with white puffy clouds and very little wind. Baker is awesome, I can't wait to go back.

HeyItsBen

HeyItsBen - May 30, 2007 7:09 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Coleman/Deming  Sucess!

This has got to be one of the coolest peaks I've done. Got lucky with a weather window on day 3. Punched through one snowbridge on the Coleman, snow conditions were excellent on the way up and slushy on the way down.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - May 29, 2007 1:35 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Route Climbed: Easton  Sucess!

Only 50' visibility at times, broke from clouds at 7000' into beautiful clear day. Bitter cold fierce wind blowing on top, stayed on top for about 2 minutes! Temperature varied from 20 degrees on top to over 70 at around 7000'! Punched through a hidden crevasse on the descent. Lots of snowmobiles on the first day, none on the second.

thundercloud

thundercloud - May 25, 2007 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004

Coleman/Deming  Sucess!

Fun day out with friends. Nervous moment when Euro-skier was ascending the steeper portion on skins, decided to use our rope as a temporary handline. Enjoyed route more than Easton Glacier which I did two years prior.

EverydayExplorer

EverydayExplorer - May 20, 2007 2:33 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Dude  Sucess!

Dude!!! is the only word that can describe the climb. I managed to find the 6 most perfect days to play on Mt Baker. There was no wind, rain or sleet just clear blue skies and awesome views. Went up the Coleman Deming route and on summit day had hard snow that was perfect for crampons. The crevasses were still pretty much still closed and getting purchase on the Roman Wall was not a problem. Like I said earlier Dude!!! is the only way to describe the climb.

haytraci

haytraci - May 17, 2007 2:19 pm

Elation  Sucess!

Incredible experience!! I looked at that mountain from Bellingham for way too long not to have finally climbed it. One of the very few summits that moved me to tears to be atop it.

gimpilator

gimpilator - May 1, 2007 11:52 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Coleman Crevasse Fall

A blizzard and subsequent whiteout turned us around at 8500 feet. You can read about Jon falling into the crevasse in the Trip Report. I'll try again in a month.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 16, 2007 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Coleman-Demming

Me and Jon lead this group of 11 for our school, WWU. At the base of the Roman Wall we encountered severe wind loading. We proceeded with caution but several members on the lead rope team heard a crack and one person saw the snow fracture. Deciding it was unsafe to proceed, we turned around. I'll be back the weekend after next to give it another go.

mountainjunkie

mountainjunkie - Mar 6, 2007 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2006

Early Season Climb

Unfortunately, we had an unsuccessful summit attempt. The weather was good, but we had some equipment failure - a broken tent pole and a ripped shoulder strap on a brand new pack. Turning back was hard, but hopefully I'll be back.

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