Ascent of Mount Baker on 2011-07-23

Climber: Mark Goodro

Date:Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Baker
    Elevation:10781 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very low visibility until late afternoon on day one. Very good snow until rising above the low clouds into sun and soft snow around 8000 feet. Bivy on saddle at 9000 feet. Clear sky and excellent snow conditions on summit day. Windy on saddle and very windy on summit. Could have easily done it in a day either day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7081 ft / 2158 m
    Trailhead:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Grade/Class:Grade II
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Low Clouds

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