Tag: Mount Baker

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

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6/25 10-Day Course: Crushes Crack Rescue

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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!

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6/13 10-Day Course: Crevasse Rescue Day

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

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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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  • Baker Botany 101

    by Brooke Warren People often ask if it’s boring to climb the same mountain over and over again. Honestly, it doesn’t get boring, because the route is constantly evolving and it’s amazing to witness the life cycle off the flora and fauna throughout an entire season. While summiting a mountain is a laudable goal, it’s […]

  • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

    Hey Alpine, My glacier glasses get so foggy when I’m hiking up the Muir snowfield that it’s like my eyeballs are in a sauna.  How can I beat the steam and get my visibility back?   Help! Sincerely, Blinded by the Exertion  *** Hi Blinded, We’ve all been there!   Heavy breathing and eyewear are not a match […]

  • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

    By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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