Mount Baker Climber's Log

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Karl Helser - Jul 13, 2009 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Easton Glacier  Sucess!

We did the Easton Glacier route. The weather was perfect....a little warm on summit day but we started climbing at 3:00am so the mountain shaded us till we hit the summit. The descent was warm and very soft near the end.
I like the Coleman Demming route better...more interesting...
The Easton Glacier is a long slog with a few large crevasses. The views were awesome.
We camped above "High Camp" although the camp was only 5800'. We had a small pool of water to filter and some bare ground to put the tent on. Lots of flowers on the Railroad Grade.
We started out with 9-climbers and finished with 7...two were struck with AMS...or just a lack of energy.
Instead of camping one more night after summiting, we just decided to pack up and walk out the same day. Dian and I spent the night in Sedro Woolley to get a good night sleep before the long drive home.

Camp to camp 9.5-hours...


MarkK - Jul 8, 2009 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Beautiful  Sucess!

What a climb, great weather. Pretty crowded on the way down, I'm glad we started when we did. "I've got blistas on my [feet]!!!"


Doehle - Jun 29, 2009 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Easton  Sucess!

High winds from below the crater on up. 100's of people on the route


JHH60 - Jun 22, 2009 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008

North Ridge

Climbed the North Ridge as part of a 6 day AAI Alpine Ice class. Turned the climb part way up the ice cliff at 9600' due bad weather, communication issues, route finding problems on the leader's part, etc. I plan to go back and finish the route some time!


Curtissimo - Jun 15, 2009 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


great trip crevasses are big and scary but you just walk around them route is clear.


EastKing - Jun 15, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Via Easton Glacier  Sucess!

Big mountain and a lot of fun. Great views!!!


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:48 pm

Big Mountain  Sucess!

Funny I would call this the bigest mountain I have climbed. Good times.


deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1999

Lots of crevasses

stopped by crevasses and threatening weather.


skydiver777 - Mar 5, 2009 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

1st Summit w/ Alpine Ascents  Sucess!

My friend Gary and I took the 6 day Mountaineering class from Alpine Ascents, with guides Rachel and Winslow. (who were outstanding). We had 6 others in the class, though two had to turn back 2 hours into the climb from lack of fitness. The rest of the group were strong climbers. We made two camps on the way up. Summit day, very foggy at high camp. It was freezing fog by 9,000 ft. We got out of the clouds about 600 ft below the summit. It warmed up very quick that day. By the time we reach high camp, 7,000ft, it was 55-60 degrees and hot in our climbing gear. We had a snow storm that night that half buried our camp.


mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Coleman Headwall  Sucess!

Great ice climb with Pablo Puruncajas.


sourstraw - Jan 13, 2009 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

my first climb  Sucess!

My first climb ... and I was hooked from that point on!


nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2003

coleman/deming  Sucess!

This a beautiful fun mountain with easy access and good glacier travel. Good climbing with Norman on the rope. Camp on glacier or one day from car. It's always fun.


Mjollnir - Dec 8, 2008 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008

Coleman-Deming  Sucess!

Windy. Super windy. Super-duper windy.


TRP - Dec 4, 2008 11:30 am

Mt. Baker by five  Sucess!

I love Baker it really has all the aspects of a big mountain on a small scale. I have climbed it many times by five different routes; The Easton, The Coleman-demming, The squak, The boulder and the North Ridge. All of them have unique qualities and varied difficulties. The mountain is changing though. The Roman headwall is gradually melting away, making it somtimes necessary to climb dirt instead of ice and snow. A couple years ago a huge chunk of ice broke off the North summit, leaving debris all across the Boulder. The climbing is still fun and the Veiws, Awsome!


Travis_ - Sep 16, 2008 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Coleman - Deming Glacier Route  Sucess!

Summited as part of a 3 day skills clinic with AAI. Weather could not have been better, great trip! Here are some photos and brief write-up.


oso1212 - Sep 1, 2008 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Coleman - Deming  Sucess!

Summited at noon on August 30th. Day trip - 16 hour climb.


BCJ - Aug 30, 2008 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Coleman-Demming  Sucess!

Best view from the summit of any Cascade volcano. Great conditions.


kpthomson - Aug 12, 2008 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2002

Three different routes  Sucess!

First time in 2002, up the Easton Glacier, Roman Headwall to the summit.
Second climb was the Colema-Demming route and lastly, the North Ridge. Our high-camp was engulfed in volcanic sulpher fumes, could hardly breath.
Weather was hot, I recall having to plunge step down the Easton.


JonW - Jul 7, 2008 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Best Views  Sucess!

Best view of the volcanoes I've climbed so far. It wasn't even that clear out.


nigelmcc - Jul 7, 2008 2:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Easton G  Sucess!

Great but wet climb!

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