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3-Day Coleman Glacier Ice Climbing Course, Mt. Baker

Come with a certified mountain guide on a fantastic three-day ice climbing course on the Coleman Glacier of Mount Baker and participate in an in-depth program of essential climbing information and techniques.


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Cascade Range

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Learn valuable information about ice climbing from a certified instructor.
  • Take in the stunning beauty of Mt. Baker and the norther Cascade Mountains.
  • Spend significant time applying newly-learned techniques in practical ways.
  • Take advantage of multiple days on an interactive course in a perfect setting.

Description

Dive into a three-day ice climbing program and rise to the challenge of the Coleman Glacier! Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing on Mt. Baker in the regal Cascade Mountains while having a blast with a certified instructor!

The Cascade Mountains are a beautiful range that divide Washington State in half from north to south. Towards the Canadian border, you will find one of its most popular and sought-after mountains, Mt. Baker, standing tall among its other majestic peaks. It is heavily glaciated, thus making it an extraordinary landscape for thrilling climbing and mountaineering courses.

The icy ridges on the Coleman Glacier are the perfect place for our program. By camping three days on this incredible mountain we will get to exhaust its many routes and lines to cover a wide variety of essential skills. Over the course of our trip, you will gain practical experience in equipment maintenance, rope management, rappelling, and more. You can expect to gain proficiency in footwork, safety practices, and ice anchor production.

On this course you are introduced to ice climbing through the proper procedures of movement, technique, and technical application. Our program focuses on all these aspects, combining high-energy activities with detailed information. I will ensure you have an amazing time and that you will be ready to take on the upcoming challenges of your climbing and mountaineering career.

You will top-rope climb short pitches that feature all angles of ice, even vertical ice. Safety is always our top priority; therefore, you will also learn and practice many techniques that alleviate dangers and hazards while climbing. You can even add days to your program if you are interested in multi-pitch climbing and ice leading. Mount Baker’s North Ridge is an excellent ice climbing route if you want technical experience on an alpine ascent.

This area is breathtaking, and I am always pleased to share it with others. My program provides a safe and satisfying course that is an absolute blast every step of the way. Let me know what your ice climbing and mountaineering goals are, and I can set you up on an unforgettable program.

You should have some experience in top-rope climbing for this trip, which also necessitates having a reasonable level of fitness for a sustained course camping in the mountains.

Book this great ice climbing course IMMEDIATELY and spend three days honing your skills over the pristine ice of the Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker!

We have tons of other opportunities as well, ranging from an astounding ascent of Glacier Peak to a two-day crevasse rescue course on Mt. Baker!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Please note the price does not include transportation, personal climbing equipment, meals, or guide gratuities.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Reaching Base Camp

After our designated meeting, we will begin our journey with a three-mile hike to base camp. We will gain roughly 1,800 feet in elevation during this hike. Depending on the time and our circumstance, we will begin our instruction at camp or at the ice cliffs.

We will go over basic techniques and skills, including anchor construction, belaying, and rope management. We will then prepare a hot meal at camp and get ready for the following days.

Day 2: Intro to Ice Climbing

This full day of instruction includes everything, from tying your climbing shoes and fitting crampons to rappelling, footwork, and body positioning. There will be a substantial amount of time dedicated to top-roping routes throughout the day.

Day 3: Ice Climbing Practice

We will have a half-day of practicing our newly-acquired skills, with an emphasis on efficient movement up and across the glacier. We will then break down our camp and descend from the glacier. A meal to reminisce over our phenomenal three-day course will culminate the trip as we leave Mt. Baker.

Details

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Group sizes range from two (2) to six (6) people, with a guide ratio never exceeding 3:1.

Participants must be at least 13 years old.

Meeting point

We will meet at a convenient Seattle-area Park and Ride or the Heliotrope Ridge Parking Area. Contact me upon booking to confirm our meeting location.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Buffalo Run Inn Marblemount Washington USA
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The Tarn Landing Marblemount Washington USA
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Marblemount Homestead Marblemount Washington USA
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About the guide: Miyar

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Miyar

5.00

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Guide Agency

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.

Languages

Hindi | English

Certificates

AMGA

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What people are saying about Miyar

Gillian

5.00

Sandeep and his wife, Jasmine, are lovely guides! We did a 1 day intro to rock climbing excursion with them and we had a great time! They communicated well and provided us with a fun and safe day of climbing. They chose routes based on our experience and taught us a lot. I highly recommend hiring Miyar Adventures. We have already shared their info with friends and family.

Dalton

5.00

Everything was great. From the explore share professional that connected me to the guide service, and the guide on the mountain.

5.00

Five days of awesome is all I can say. Glen our instructor and guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had previous glacier mountaineering experience and his techniques were so much more efficient than what I had been taught. To top it off we had a great summit day.

5.00

Whole group summited! Huge thanks to the guides for helping us all get there! It's certainly not an easy climb, but the entire experience was fantastic. Especially loved the snow skills training on the second day. Lots of fun was had practicing the self arrest & team arrest. The team arrest training was a huge confidence builder to see that I wasn’t going to take the entire team down if I fell The lead guide (Glen) was fabulous. You can tell he really enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the guests on his trip. Folks in the store are super helpful as well. Sandeep (owner) is great, and have talked with him in the store & via email several times to get advice. Great pre-trip guidance (including a meeting the night before the climb to make sure you have all the gear you need & nothing you don’t), and you can tell how much Sandeep cares about making sure every guest has a great experience. Lots of reasonably priced gear rental options available here as well if you aren’t sure if mountaineering is for you. Considering a Kili trip while I’m still in good hiking shape, and they’ll be the first place I look at if I decide to book.

5.00

I took the Mountaineering skills course (5 days) in Baker. I learned so much about Glacier travel, rope management, crevasse rescue, and much more! Glen, our guide was awesome and highly knowledgeable. We also got to summit Mt. Baker during the course which was the most magical part! I HIGHLY recommend them!

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