About the Mt. Baker Course
Join us for our pursuit of the "Northern Sentinel" better known as Mt. Baker! Spend 5 days learning glacier travel, mountain travel techniques, steep snow/ice climbing, and more! This course fee includes all group gear and travel around Washington State. It does not include personal equipment rentals or airfare.
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Cost: The cost of this trip includes almost everything you'll need for climbing the mountain. This includes all equipment likes ropes and snow and ice protection. However, you'll need to provide a few key items which can be purchased or rented.
Ice axe and Ice tool
Boots suitable for climbing the mountain
Personal Safety equipment I.e. harness and helmet.
A more complete gear list is provided below.
Descending Mt. Baker
Scenic Mt. Baker
Descent of Mt. Baker
Near the Summit of Mt. Baker
Great Alpine Scenery
The first and last day of the course are travel days. This year, we will all meet at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 1:00pm on August 1st. After the course, you can expect to be by to the airport at 12:00 pm on August 5th.
Airport pickup—The group will meet at the Seattle-Tacoma, Airport in Tacoma, Washington on the day the course begins, at a designated location, and a designated time; usually 1 pm Pacific Time. So please plan your flights to arrive fairly close to the 1 pm meeting time. If you arrive earlier than the course start date, or you’re travelling locally, please make independent travel arrangements to get dropped off at the airport.
Check out this Cool Video about Climbing Mt. Baker
Day 1: Meet at Airport and Drive to Campground
Day 2: Gear Pack and Hike to Base-camp
Day 3: Snow School
Day 4: Summit and Descent to Campground
Day 5: Airport Departure
*Subject to change based on weather
Gear Rental Options
Course participants will determine their own food menus before the course starts. Alpenglow will then purchase and provide the food for the course. You may also bring food with you if desired. The group(s) will also be responsible for cooking the food. Typically, on the last night of the course, the group eats dinner in town at a local restaurant. On the final morning of the course, participants have the option of eating breakfast typically at a local fast food place, or eating your own breakfast (i.e., oatmeal) at the campsite.
Click here to download the Personal Gear List for Mt. Baker. Alpenglow will provide all group gear!
Any medical issues will be dealt with at the discretion of the course guides in conjunction with the participant. The Alpenglow guides may determine if emergency care or evacuation from the field is needed. It is the participant’s responsibility to pay for all emergency and/or professional medical care that may arise during the course. Course participants should be sure their health insurance is up-to-date. We will accommodate you to the best of our abilities. If necessary, a client may have to exit the course at his or her own expense, to receive proper treatment.
The Alpenglow guides want to make this both an enjoyable and educational course for you. So please let us know if there are any problems or concerns that you have or that arise during the course. In addition to the course guides, Alpenglow will often have a Base-Camp Manager (BCM), who can provide assistance, as well as logistical and/or miscellaneous information about the course. For additional questions prior to your departure please contact any of the Alpenglow Team!