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Mt. Baker Orbit - May 9-15, 2010

Written by: martinvolken@proguiding.com

Pro Guiding Service (Ben Haskell, Martin Volken, Jim Bailey and Mark Munro) completed an orbit of Mount Baker last week. I must say, after just having been in the Alps for over a month (which was great by the way), the Cascadian solitude on this big mountain was a first rate experience. 

The objective was to ski on every one of Mount Bakers' glaciers and ski off all three summits (Grants' Peak, Sherman Peak and Colfax Peak). 

We toured across the Sholes, Rainbox, Park, Boulder, Summit Cap, Deming, Crater Glacier, Talum, Squak, Easton, Colfax, Coleman, Roosevelt and Mazama Glaciers in brilliant sunshine (man - "Mount Baking" certainly honored its name at times....). The fact that we toured to the summit  and skied off all three peaks proved how amazing of skimountaineering terrain that area is. 

We will be posting a trip report and video on our website really soon. 

Cheers. Get out. Stay safe. Martin

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