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.
Camped out for 2 nights just below 6000ft. It was really windy but the weather was amazing. I got sick and opted not to go for the summit with my group. It was still an enjoyable couple of days in the mountains though.
My local mtn when I went to WWU. Climbed it a second time a year later, but in September - amazing how many more crevasses were open.
Great climb all alone on the mountain...
No matter how many times I climb Mt Baker, she is an unbelievable weekend...
My first climb on a glaciated peak! The WWU Outdoor Center fall trip went off without a hitch. We took the Coleman Route up Grouse Creek from the Heliotrope TH. Thunderstorm hit as we walked down the 2.8 snowy road miles to the cars.
It was a long day on the Easton Route due to some slow partners, but we made it up, and down just in time for a thunderstorm to hit. Went into the crater, which was cool – and sulphurous.
via Easton glacier with Alex Croft, Lauren Hogan, and two other people
Great weather above clouds, except for the rising clouds made trip down a whiteout. Placed wands going up, was begged by a party coming up to leave them in place. Should have asked for $$ http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mount_baker/climbing_039.htm
Glacier Mountaineering refresher course with MM; had some fun 'hang' time during crevasse rescue and summited with my new climbing buddies Christiano from NYC (Milan) & Lt. Jane, USN, who did Mt. Whitney with me 2 months later.
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...
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]!!!"
High winds from below the crater on up. 100's of people on the route
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!
great trip crevasses are big and scary but you just walk around them route is clear.
Big mountain and a lot of fun. Great views!!!