Possible 4-day Mt. Baker Climb Itinerary
|Day 1||The group meets at the Sedro Woolley Ranger Station in the North Cascades at 8:00 a.m. on Day 1 of the program. The guides will conduct a final gear check and issue of team equipment. From the trailhead, the team will carpool to the trailhead at Schreiber's Meadow (3,200ft.) From here the team will climb up into the alpine zone to camp at approximately 5,500 feet on the edge of the Easton Glacier. This hike is approximately 4 hours in duration.|
|Day 2||Training 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 the elements of safe team crevasse rescue. The guides will provide the group with the technical training topics required for Mt Baker.|
|Day 3||Summit day. The team will wake up early for an Alpine Start, don crampons, harnesses and ropes before beginning ascent of the Easton Glacier. The team will reach the crater rim and then continue on to the true summit for a breathtaking view of the North Cascades. The team will then descend back down the route to base camp. After a brief rest, the group will pack up camp and head down to the trail head, arriving at the trailhead by late afternoon.|
This itinerary may vary depending on route and weather conditions.