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3-day Mount Baker (3,286m) summit via the Easton Glacier, near Seattle

Join a certified mountain guide for this exciting and scenic 3-day mountaineering adventure to the summit of Mount Baker in the Northern Cascades of Washington State. Enjoy great views of the surrounding mountains and learn some basic mountaineering skills along the way.

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Washington State.

  • Learn some of the basics of mountaineering as you go.

  • Summit one of the most sought after beginner and intermediate peaks in the U.S.

Description

Rising 3.286 meters above sea level and offering excellent views from its summit, Mount Baker is one of the most sought after climbs for beginner and intermediate mountaineers.

The mountain is nestled within the Northern Cascade Range and sits less than 50 kilometers from the Canadian border. It is covered by 12 active glaciers and offers incredible views all the way down to Mount Rainier in the south and the San Juan Islands to the west.

Over the course of three days, we will ascend the peak via the Easton Glacier. Meeting up early on the first day in Seattle, we will make the 2.5 hour drive to the trailhead at Schreiber’s Meadow.

From here, we take the gear and hike for 3 to four 4 through an ancient and lush forest, high alpine meadows and some snow before reaching our high camp. We will spend the afternoon practicing essential mountaineering techniques.

We begin our second day very early, around 2 or 3 am, and start the climb. Depending on the weather and pace of the group, the ascent usually takes between 5 and 7 hours.

From the top of the North Cascades’ tallest volcano, we will enjoy stunning views out over the snow-capped peaks and take some incredible photos before returning back to the high camp and relaxing for the afternoon.

On the third day, we pack up camp and hike back to the trailhead, before returning to Seattle. We should be back where we started by about 6 or 7 pm.

Depending on the weather, we may have to make the ascent on the third day, which means, we wouldn’t get back to Seattle until 9 or 10 pm.

Group dates are listed below. Contact us to request a quote and check availability for a private trip.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible beginner or intermediate mountaineer challenge to the summit of the stunningly scenic Mount Baker in the Northern Cascades!

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Accommodation

We will be camping in tents.

Meeting point

Seattle, Washington

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Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Sunglasses

Crampons

Ice Axe

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Mountaineering boots


About the guide

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For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.

Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.

Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.

Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 954 each

Group of 2

USD 954 each

Group of 3

USD 954 each

Group of 4

USD 954 each

Group of 5

USD 954 each

Group of 6

USD 954 each

Group of 7

USD 954 each

Group of 8

USD 954 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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