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Mount Baker hiking, Coleman Deming route, Washington

Join the certified guides at Benegas Brothers Expeditions on an exciting 3-day Mount Baker hiking adventure and enjoy your way up this stunning mountain in the Cascade Range via the classic Coleman Deming route!

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique Mount Baker hiking program with a certified guide.

  • Learn and practice glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills.

  • Revel at the rising sun over the Cascade Range on summit day.

Description

Would you like to go up one of the best mountains for hiking in the United States? Then this Mount Baker hiking program up the classic Coleman Deming route is perfect for you.

Mount Baker is located in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington. This breathtaking peak boasts an altitude of 10,781 ft (3,286 m) and is a top spot for hiking. The Coleman Deming route is one of the classic ways up this breathtaking peak, and perfect to learn or refresh glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills.

On this program, we will begin our trek at 5,500’ (1,397 m) and spend 4 to 5 hours hiking through an ancient forest and blooming meadows. Then, we will set up camp and enjoy the stunning mountain views. On the following day, we will go over and practice the techniques we need for the ascent to the summit. Finally, before dawn on the third day, we will set off to climb to the top of Mount Baker and marvel as the first rays light up the range on our way up. You can find a full itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that you will need a good fitness level to join this fun adventure. Of course, we will be there every step of the way to help and guide you!

So, are you ready for a Mount Baker hiking adventure? Then book your place now and join us on this exciting 3-day program in the Washington Cascade Mountains!

Or, if you prefer a winter adventure, you can join us skiing in the Wasatch Mountains!

Disclaimer

Although we do our very best to follow the schedule listed, the very nature of climbing in an alpine environment requires flexibility. This itinerary is subject to change due to inclement weather, unsafe route conditions, and other reasons beyond our control.

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Pacific North West, USA

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Itinerary

Day 1: Seattle to Mount Baker

Early drive from Seattle to our meeting point at the trailhead. Here we will conduct a thorough equipment check, distribute group gear, and help each member organize their pack for the hike in. We will then begin our hike to our camp near the edge of the Coleman Glacier. We use the evening to cover a few basic skills, have a nice dinner, and enjoy the views. If time allows, we will hold a brief snow school covering the use of crampons and ice axes.

Day 2: Glacier Skills Day

Today will be used to review the basic skills required for a climb of Mt. Baker, including: ice axe self-arrest, use of crampons, rope-travel, team arrest, climbing efficiencies, and making corners. We will also provide an introduction to crevasse rescue. We will plan to get to bed early for a pre-dawn start the next morning. The remainder of the evening is spent making final preparations for the next day’s summit attempt.

Day 3: Summit Day and return to Seattle

Climbs of the Coleman-Deming route always require an early start. We will be up before the sun and will rope up to climb up the massive and impressive Coleman Glacier until we reach the summit ridge and the steepest part of the route. Given the length of the hike out and the drive we will work to be back to camp by late morning and headed down by mid-day in order to get everyone back to Seattle that evening.


About the guide

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Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas are two of the most respected climbers and mountaineers that Patagonia has produced. They boast an impressive 20 years' experience climbing and guiding expeditions in the Seven Continents, including tailor-made trips and group tours.

Benegas Brothers Expeditions' track record is proven by its outstanding safety and summit rates and the fact that clients keep coming back year after year.

It was their father's love for mountaineering and the outdoors that inspired Damian and WIllie as children to pursue their own adventures. Aconcagua and the mountains in northern Patagonia became their training ground and the place where they established themselves as world-class alpinists.

BBE was founded in 1992 and over the course of 20 seasons has guided clients from all over the world around the 4 corners of the world. The Benegas Brothers offer personalized adventures by prioritizing small groups in which family values and environmentally-friendly policies are of essence.

Join their expeditions in Patagonia, the Andes, the US and all over the world!


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Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 24, 2020

USD 1495 per traveller

Aug 26, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020

USD 1495 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1495 each

Group of 2

USD 980 each

Group of 3

USD 949 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Permit and entrance fees

• Camping equipment: Tents, Cooking utensils

Price details

• INCLUDES: Certified Mountain Guide(s); Park permits; Camping and cooking gear for the group; Technical group gear for the group; Communication equipment. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Guide travel expenses such as airfare or hotel in Seattle; Any hotel accommodations e.g. in Seattle; Meals (which are purchased as a group); Transport to and from Seattle, parking permits; Climbing/trip insurance and rescue expenses as needed. Any cost if a climber abandons the trip; Customary guide gratuities; Personal meals out of the mountains e.g. any meals in towns / restaurants; Any other expenses occur beyond BBE control due to changes in the itinerary or clients needs; Personal climbing gear; Plane tickets.


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