Tag: Mount Baker

6/25 10-Day Course: Mount Baker Summit!


6/25 10-Day Course: Crushes Crack Rescue


6/25 10-Day Course: Day 1

After gear check the 6/25 10-day course made good time on their hike up to the Heliotrope Ridge camp on Mt Baker – all’s well! View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=3bc86082-d054-45a7-860c-2394a18c64f9&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 48.788223 Lon -121.868269 Do not reply directly to this message. This message […]

June 23 Baker Climb: Summit Success

Brilliant day – started off sunny, ended cloudy and windy. Did some snow school this morning and then put the skills to practice and climbed the mountain. Everybody gave it their all and summited!! All on top! The crew is now happily back at camp being served bacon Mac and cheese and regaling their accomplishments. […]

6/13 10-Day Course Summits Mount Baker!


6/13 10-Day Course: Crevasse Rescue Day


6/13 10-Day Course: Full Day of Ice Climbing


June 2 Baker Climb: Burgers & Beer bound!

Enjoyed some great adventures on the Easton Glacier this afternoon – navigated an icefall and a creek drainage back to the van. Super fun. Now we’re on the way to dinner for a well earned meal. Ciao! Devin

June 2 Baker Climb: Day Three

Yesterday was an exercise in expedition storm skills: wet conditions kept the team tent bound for 26 hours and eliminated a summit attempt. This morning our hardy crew emerged from their sodden tombs and enjoyed periods of sun over breakfast – huzzah! The plan is to go for a walk on the Easton Glacier this […]

May 13 6-Day Course

AAI Lead Guide Kristie Kayl just checked in from another beautiful day on the south side of Mount Baker. Today they had a comprehensive snow school and learned about safe and efficient movement on snow. The team also learned how to make bomber snow anc…


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  • Epic Climbs That Might Not Be on Your Radar

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  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Backcountry Quilts

    Hey Alpine, I’m headed out to Washington in mid-September for a 6-day course (stoked) and I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about backcountry quilts.  Apparently all the cool-kid alpinists are using them.  Can I bring one on my course? Sincerely, Steve House in Training  Hi Steve House in Training, Thanks for reaching out […]

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