International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Mt. Baker Summit Climb

Washington  •  10,781'  •  3286m

Mt. Baker Summit Climb with International Mountain Guides

IMG Mt. Baker Summit Climb Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Day 1The group meets at the Sedro Woolley Ranger Station in the North Cascades at 8:00 a.m. Car pooling is encouraged by IMG from the SeaTac airport. A team roster and contact information is shared with the group 30 days in advance to facilitate this. After check-in at the Ranger Station we drive together to the trailhead for final pack check and issue of team equipment. The trailhead at Schreiber's Meadow is approximately 3,200 feet in elevation. We hike up into the alpine zone to camp at approximately 5,500 feet on the edge of the Easton Glacier. A good hike with 50 lb. packs, approximately 4 hours in duration.
Day 2Training day. After a leisurely breakfast, we will head out to the nearby slopes for a day of training in crampon skills, ice axe arrest, roped glacier travel, snow anchors and crevasse rescue. A full and informative day.
Day 3Summit day. Up before first light, cramponed, harnessed and roped up and then off we go up the rolling slopes of the Easton Glacier. The glacier is generally moderate with some navigation around crevasses required. We'll reach the crater rim and then continue on to the true summit for a breathtaking view of the North Cascades. A full day getting to the summit and back, perhaps 6 hours up and half that time in descent.
This is my fourth climb with IMG and hopefully not my last. Every company in America, in any industry, should go to school at IMG for their tremendous service, relentless attention to detail and maximum level of great mojo (more companies desperately need IMG mojo)...
~Jeff M.
 
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