Tag: Mount Baker
Imagine climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a day during mid-summer covered in bubble wrap. Sounds hot and sweaty, right? That is essentially what it’s like trying to hike in a waterproof shell – loads of condensation and excessive heat retention. Thus, the need for a truly breathable active layer. Wind resistant, water resistant, and breathable, […]
Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]
The 8/27 6-day mountaineering course has wrapped up an excellent week of training and climbing on Mount Baker in Washington’s North Cascades. After a day of rock climbing and skills practice at Mt. Erie on Anacortes Island our team moved to the stunning Cragview camp. Within a day’s walk of our camp everyone was able […]
AAI Lead Guide Matt Wiech just checked in from the South Side of Baker. The team just got back from a successful glacier walk. The students are really picking up the fine art of roped travel. They have a nice crack scouted out for tomorrow’s crevasse rescue day!
Our 9-day course had a wonderful 6 days on Baker learning the ropes (pun intended) of glacial travel. They culminated the first half of the course with a summit of mighty Mount Baker (8/8 climbers to the top) and now are headed back to Seattle to regroup, sleep in real beds, and head to […]
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp on Mount Baker after a successful summit bid. They left camp at 6:30AM, were on the summit around 12:30PM, and were back in camp at 4:00PM. Everyone is doing great! The team also ran into another Alpine Ascents group on the summit. AAI Guide […]
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp on the North Side of Mount Baker. The team is doing well! While they intended to go ice climbing today, the team was thwarted by a raging glacial river. Instead, the team is working on snow anchors, belaying, and rappelling.
One of our happy climbers just shared some fabulous photographs from her recent 8/5 Mount Baker climb. Enjoy!
Glorious conditions were enjoyed on our ascent of the Squak Glacier this morning and the team stood atop the ever impressive summit of Koma Kulshan at 10am. Sweet success!
Everyone is now resting at camp, enjoying their accomplishments.
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp at 6’000 ft. Today, they are working on knots and rope work skills. The team is pretty excited about the forecast for the week. Nothing but sunshine!