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Mount Baker, Washington, 3 Day Guided Ascent

Mount Baker climb
Mount Baker
Mount Baker, Washington
Mount Baker Ascent

Enjoy a 3 day climbing adventure to the summit of the spectacular Mount Baker in the Cascade range of Washington state with a certified mountain guide.

Group

Cascade Range

3 Days

May - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

Climb to the summit of the amazing Mount Baker in the Cascade Range.

Hike through some of Washington State's most beautiful forest.

Spend plenty of time learning several important mountaineering skills.

Description

Definitely one of the most impressive peaks in North America, Mount Baker (10,781 feet) is a fantastic peak to climb - on this 3 day adventure, I would like to take you to its summit, where you can enjoy some tremendous views.

Located in the Cascades range in the state of Washington, Mount Baker is an amazing mountain. And the path leading up to it is nothing short of gorgeous. Beginning with a scenic drive from Seattle, we will start hiking to our base camp through the Snoqualmie national forest.

On the following day, we will focus on practicing many of the skills necessary for climbing a mountain like Mount Baker. Some of the skills we will be practicing include the following.

  • Ice axe positions and self-arrest techniques
  • Use of crampons
  • Climbing knots
  • Hazard assessment 
  • Cold weather camping skills
  • Leave no trace camping
  • Walking techniques with and without crampons
  • Glacier travel skills and rope management
  • And much more

After the day of practice, and an early dinner and sleep, we will wake up with darkness still abound. We will begin our ascent early in the morning, and will reach the  summit of Mount Baker just as the sun has started to rise. This will ensure you enjoy a truly remarkable viewing experience from an altitude exceeding 10,000 feet!

Full of great views, a thrilling climb, and plenty of important learning and practice time, this 3 day adventure is a memorable experience. If you would like to be a part of it, just send me a request.

Would you like to climb another great peak in Washington? Then join me on this 4 day ascent of Mount Olympus.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

PRICE INCLUDES:

All permits,

Stoves/Cook Kits,

Tents,

Group climbing equipment,

Guide Services,

Pre-trip Planning/Information,

Session on packing & gear,

Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills,

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees),

All Meals, Hot Drinks or Snacks,

Gratuities for Guides,

FOOD: clients need to bring their own freeze-dried packets (which they can buy from the guide's outdoor store with a 20% discount, or in any outdoor store in Seattle). Guides will provide hot water.


Itinerary

Day 1: Hogsback Camp

We will meet at a park and ride in Seattle at 8:00 am. After that, we will drive for approximately 2.5 hours to the trail head (3,700 feet). From the trail head, we will hike for approximately 3 to 4 hours to our base camp at Hogsback camp, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Practice day

Today, after breakfast and some warm drinks, we will practice several techniques that are important for the climb to come. Those techniques range from snow walking and rope management to how to properly use crampons. We will spend the night in the camp.

Day 3: Mount Baker summit (10,781 feet)

We will wake up very early, between 12:00 am and 2:00 am, depending on weather and route conditions. After breakfast, we will begin our ascent to the summit of Mount Baker. The climb should begin between 1:00 am and 3:00 am and we should reach the summit between 7:00 am and 9:00 am. After spending time enjoying the views, we will return to the camp for lunch. Afterwards, we will pack up and return to the cars and return to Seattle.

 

Details

More info

Depending on weather conditions, the summit day may be changed from the third to second day. There could also be other changes to the itinerary due to inclement weather, unsafe route conditions, abilities of the group and other unforeseen circumstances. We will meet 3 days before the trip to go through clothing/layering, back country nutrition/hydration, tent/tent partners, personal gear check, gear rental, ten essentials, trip details, including weather and the plan for each day.

Meeting point

Park and Ride in Seattle at 8:00 am.

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?

Mount Baker is a challenging climb, and it is important to be well-prepared both physically and technically before attempting it. To climb Mount Baker, you should be in good physical condition and be able to hike for several hours at a time

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

Start training early, the more time you have to train, the better prepared you will be for the climb. Focus on building your endurance and strength. Some good exercises include pull-ups, chin-ups and sit-ups. Stretching will also help improve your range of motion, which is important for mountaineering.

How will accommodation be handled?

We will be setting up camp at the Hogsback campsite.

What's included in the price?

Price includes:

All permits

Stoves/Cook kits

Tents

Group climbing equipment

Guide services

Pre-trip planning/information

Session on packing & gear

Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills

What is NOT included in the price?

Transportation

All meals, hot drinks, or snacks

Gratuities for guides

Food: Participants will need to bring their own freeze-dried packets (which they can buy from the guide's outdoor store with a 20% discount, or in any outdoor store in Seattle). Guides will provide hot water.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

There will be one guide for every 3 participants.

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

The optimal time to climb Mount Baker is from May through September.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

The summit day may be changed from the third to the second day, or the itinerary may be otherwise adjusted, due to weather conditions, route conditions, group abilities, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Can I join a group?

You are welcome to join one of our groups on specific dates.

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
Freestone Inn Mazama USA
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North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin Stehekin USA
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Buffalo Run Inn Mazama USA
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About the guide

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Miyar

5.00

(26)

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 this trip

Nathan

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.

Madison

5.00

Myself and my daughter climbed Mt. Baker with Miyar Adventures via Easton Glacier route, Simon was our guide. The whole experience was epic in many ways. Simon's knowledge is excellent, I would trust him 100% in any situations that may come up on the mountain. We learned a lot and it was fun. The overall organization from Miyar was great (including informational emails from Jake and communication with Sandeep). Great company that I would choose again in a heartbeat.

Joshua

5.00

We are a Swedish family of five, of which 3 adult children, who had a truly magical adventure with Miyar Adventures on Mt Baker. Our guide Anthony was absolutely perfect, and took us safely up and down the mountain - thank you so much! Sandeep kept in touch with us and made sure we were safe. A tough and exciting adventure that we will never forget. We are totally satisfied with Miyar Adventures, they were very responsive to our wishes and we recommend anyone who wants an adventure beyond the usual to hire them.

Hannah

5.00

I recently went on a Baker climb with Miyar Adventures and I should say that they organized the trip pretty well and kept us on schedule throughout the trip. Glen helped us with gear picks, glacier travel skills and not to mention taught us few important knots, and gave a demonstration of the crevasse rescue system. Although it's pretty tough to remember all from the demo; I could certainly understand the mechanism of it. Glen and Sandeep showed their commitment to customer service to not only guide us on the climb but teach us few worthwhile skills. I would recommend them for their friendly nature with great guide service being provided.

Harry

5.00

My wife and I had decided to summit Mt Baker last year. We chose Miyar Adventures for our trip. Booking the trip was really seamless. Sandeep helped us through our scheduling. Closer to the climb, the Miyar staff sent out emails ensuring we were aware of what was expected. We were provided all information on what gear would be needed. Our guides Jonah, Simon, Ryan, and Matt were great They ensured the entire group was well taken care of in the wilderness. We were always made aware of things to be expected on the climb and we felt safe. We went through some beginner snow school training. It helped us learn basic skills of how to walk on the glacier, how to climb steep sections, and most importantly how to stay safe and self-arrest. The summit day was a breeze! It's an experience that we'll cherish for a lifetime. We're going to keep in touch with Miyar Adventures and plan another trip soon!


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