Mt Baker

Mt Baker

Mt. Baker, the highest point of the North Cascades, is a heavily glaciated dormant volcano. The twelve active glaciers of Mt. Baker cover an area exceeding 20 square miles.

Mt. Baker, the highest point of the North Cascades, is a heavily glaciated dormant volcano. The twelve active glaciers of Mt. Baker cover an area exceeding 20 square miles. Mt. Baker is unique with respect to its great mass of snow and ice and its easy accessibility (requires less than one day of hiking). This combination creates a perfect alpine training ground.

Day 1: Leave Seattle, gear check and begin climb to base camp

Day 2: Mountaineering skills practice and training, rest in preparation for early summit the next day

Day 3: Begin summit bid at 1 AM, plan for summit arrival by 10 AM, descent and return to Seattle

TRIP FACTS

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North America