Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this strenuous but technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be summiting via the gentle Easton Glacier route or the classic Coleman-Deming route.Though technically not very difficult, the physical effort of climbing Mount Baker as an overnight trip should not be underestimated. You will be gaining between 7000 and 8000 feet of vertical essentially in a 24 hour period, have a pre-dawn start and will have to have enough energy to drive back after a 12 hour day on the mountain.
Overall difficulty: Moderate
Skills required: No experience necessary (you will learn glacier travel in crevassed terrain with crampons and ice axe)Fitness Level: Very strenuous: 3500 feet or more of vertical gain with a one day or overnight alpine climbing pack
We will either climb the Coleman-Deming or the Easton Glacier route, depending on conditions and preferences.
No prior mountaineering experience is required; however, strong fitness IS required.
No, you are responsible for your own food. We are glad to help with food suggestions, though.
Try to fit your gear into a 50 liter pack. You could also consider a larger pack with an smaller summit pack.