Ascent of Mount Baker on 2013-08-24

Climber: Emily Wheeler

Date:Saturday, August 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Baker
    Elevation:10781 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail head is in a small camp ground, perfect to camp before an early start. There is a forest pass requirement, but they have day of permits available.

We left the cars in the morning around 9 in the rain. We passed the railroad grade camp and sandy camp, and continued to high camp, at 6700 ft, just before the glacier started. by the time we reached high camp the rain had stopped and the sun was trying to make an appearance.

We left camp at 2 am on 2 rope teams of 3. At around 8000 one of the team members needed to turn around, so I jumped on the other rope team while the other 2 members descended back to camp. We made it to the summit around 730, and headed back to camp, seeing all the crevasses and snowbridges passed on the way up! We made it back to camp around 1130 and left camp at noon, back to the cars at 3. 15.67 miles total.

For map:
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7432 ft / 2265 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7432 ft / 2265 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7432 ft / 2265 m
    Route:Easton Glacier
    Start Trailhead:3349 ft / 1020 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7432 ft / 2265 m
    End Trailhead:3349 ft / 1020 m

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