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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.

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • 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!

Details

Accommodation

We will be camping in tents for the two (2) nights of our program.

More info

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.

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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.


About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 671 each

Group of 2

USD 635 each

Group of 3

USD 614 each

Group of 4

USD 593 each

Group of 5

USD 568 each

Group of 6

USD 568 each

Group of 7

USD 542 each

Group of 8

USD 511 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

Price details

This is the price to join one of my group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee, camping and cooking equipment, group equipment, and planning services prior to the climb.

The price does NOT include transportation and parking, permits and entry fees, meals, food and drink(s), tips for the guides, and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”


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