Baker Summit Climb 1 Day

This single push summit of Mount Baker is a massive undertaking. We'll climb and descend 7,000 vertical feet in a continuous push to get up and back to the trailhead without camping or taking breaks longer than 15 minutes, with an exception for a longer stop on the summit.
Climber on Pumice Ridge, Mt Baker
Climber climbing towards the summit of Mt Baker
Two climbers ascending Colman Deming Glacier on Mt Baker, Washington
Three climbers on Coleman Glacier, Mt Baker
Coleman Deming Glacier with Mt Baker in the Background

This single push summit of Mount Baker is a massive undertaking.  We'll climb and descend 7,000 vertical feet in a continuous push to get up and back to the trailhead without camping or taking breaks longer than 15 minutes, with an exception for a longer stop on the summit. 

This climb is not for the unfit or the weak of heart: it will test your limits as a mountaineer.  This climb requires superb fitness, a solid understanding and proficiency with mountaineering efficiency and safety skills and a fast and light equipment kit.  Your guide will set a minimum reasonable pace to complete the climb in a single push, but going slow is not an option on this climb.  Going too slow will necessitate turning the climb around. 

This program is offered exclusively as a private program with a maximum climber to guide ratio of 2:1. 

 

    Climber on Pumice Ridge, Mt Baker
    Climber climbing towards the summit of Mt Baker
    Two climbers ascending Colman Deming Glacier on Mt Baker, Washington
    Three climbers on Coleman Glacier, Mt Baker
    Coleman Deming Glacier with Mt Baker in the Background
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    Dates

    Available Dates

    June 11 / 2:1
    June 11 / 1:1
    June 25 / 2:1
    June 25 / 1:1
    July 9 / 2:1
    July 9 / 1:1
    July 23 / 2:1
    July 23 / 1:1
    August 6 / 2:1
    August 6 / 1:1

    Prices

    Prices listed in overview

    Itinerary

    On the morning of your trip: Meet your guide for a very early alpine start! The time will be discussed with your guide prior to the trip, but plan to start in the dark! Climb the mountain and return to the trailhead after a long, satisfying day.

    Equipment

    Gear Guide - Alpine Climbing Single Day

    Gear Guide / Packing List

    Technical Gear

    • Climbing Helmet - Petzl Sirocco or Black Diamond Vision
    • Headlamp - LED headlamp with fresh batteries; Petzl Actik Core
    • Climbing Harness -  Alpine or Rock Climbing Harness; Petzl Altitude, Mammut Zephyr
    • Two Locking Carabiners - Petzl Attache, etc
    • Triple Action Locking Carabiner - Edelrid HMS Strike Triple FG Locking Carabiner
    • Double Length Sling - Sewn Runner; Black Diamond 10mm Dynex Runner
    • Belay Device - Tube Style Belay Device; BD ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso
    • Climbing boots - Suitable for the Weather and Mountain; LaSportiva Trango, LaSportiva G5 or LaSportiva Nepal Cube, Scarpa Phantom Tech or Scarpa Mont Blanc
    • Gaiters - Low Profile, Lightweight Gaiters; OR Flex-Tex II
    • Crampons - Steel Crampons Compatible with Your Boots; Petzl Vasak
    • Semi-technical Ice Tool - A Curved Tool with a Pommel for Glacier Walking and Steep Snow/Ice Climbing; Petzl Sum-Tec, Petzl Quark, CAMP XLight, Black Diamond Venom
    • Technical Ice Tool - Aggressive Curved Tool for Steep Ice; Petzl Nomic, CAMP X-Dream, BD Cobra - Depending on your trip
    • Trekking Poles - Lightweight, Adjustable Poles with Baskets; BD Alpine FLZ Poles
    • Backpack - Lightweight, Simple 35 Liter Pack

    Head and Neck Layers

    • Sun Hat - A Baseball Hat; Blackbird Mountain Guides Logo Hat
    • Sunglasses - Dark Lens Glasses with Side Coverage; Julbo Shield
    • Goggles (bring to trailhead, we may choose to leave at the car depending on weather)
    • Warm Hat - Lightweight Warm Hat that Fits Under Your Helmet; 
    • Neck Gaiter - Light to Midweight Neck Gaiter; Buff

    Upper Body and Hand Layers

    • Long Sleeve Base Layer - Lightweight, Synthetic/Wool; Patagonia SunHoody
    • 2 Insulating Top Layers - Light to Midweight Insulation Layers; Patagonia R1 & Nano Air
    • Puffy - Midweight Down or Synthetic with Hood; Patagonia Fitzroy or similar
    • Hardshell Jacket, Hooded - Waterproof, Gore-Tex, NOT insulated; Arc’Teryx Alpha FL
    • Light Gloves - Light to Mid Weight for Warm Temps; Flylow John Henry Gloves, BD Tour
    • Midweight Gloves - Mid to Heavy Weight for Cold Conditions; Flylow Super Glove
    • Sports Bra - Wool/Synthetic 

    Lower Body and Foot Layers

    • Underwear - Wool/Synthetic
    • Socks - Midweight Wool/Synthetic; Darn Tough Via Ferrata
    • Long Underwear - Wool/Synthetic “Long Johns”;  Patagonia Capilene Air
    • Softshell Climbing Pants - Breathable, Weather Resistant Pants - Marmot Scree Pants
    • Hardshell Climbing Pants - Light, gore-tex pants, full zip are ideal to put on with boots/crampons on

    Food and Water

    • Breakfast to eat before entering the field
    • Soft Water Bottle 1.5L-2L - Flexible Water Bladder; Hydrapak Flux 2L
    • Snacks & Lunch - Snacks & lunch for a long, full day out in the field while working hard. Sweet & Savory items.

    Other Essentials

    • Sun Screen (SPF 30 minimum)
    • Lip Balm (with SPF)
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Toilet Paper
    • Wag Bags (Solid Human Waste Disposal Bags)

    Optional

    • First Aid/blister Kit
    • Chemical Hand Warmers
    • Hydration System - Flexible Water Bladder with Hose; Hydrapak, Camelback, Platypus

    Group Gear

    • Blackbird Mountain Guides will supply all of the group gear for the trip, including:
    • Ropes
    • Snow Pickets (if required)
    • Rock Protection (if required)
    • Guide’s First Aid Kits

     

    Know Before You Go

    Location

    Mount Baker, WA

    Elevation

    7,000-14,179'

    Difficulty ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪

    Mount Baker is a strenuous physical challenge.  Skiers climb over 7,000 feet before descending the most glaciated stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.  It requires efficiency with climbing technique and excellent endurance.

    Trip Length

    1 day

    Regular price
    $850.00
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