Mt Baker Summit Climb 1 Day

This single push summit of Mt Baker is a massive undertaking. We'll climb and ski 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.
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We'll tackle the following objectives and skills:

  • Push Your Limits - Take your alpine climbing to the next level on this glaciated Cascades volcano!

  • Route Options Include - Coleman-Deming and Easton / Squawk Glacier Routes.

  • Summit Attempt - This will be a long day, gaining over 7,000’ of elevation over various snow surfaces and steep slopes.

  • Descent - Once we reach our high point, we’ll descend the route back down to camp

Here's the schedule for your trip:

  • 3:00-4:00am - Early Alpine Start - Meet up with your guide at the trailhead for a gear check and review of the plan for the day.

  • 12:00-3:00pm - Summit Attempt - We'll make a push for the summit, stopping only to refuel, rehydrate and adjust layers on our way. We will go as long as stamina and conditions allow.

  • 2:00-4:00pm - Descent - Hard work and determination are handsomely rewarded as we enjoy the views and descend 7,000'+ feet back down to the trailhead!

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • Intermediate Mountaineering Experience - Including ice ax, crampon, and basic rope skills. Build those skills ahead of the mission with our Intro to Mountaineering Skills

  • Excellent Fitness - Able to spend 12-16 continuous hours outside, moving uphill at over 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-2 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 12-15 miles, climbing 3,000-6,000 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with excellent fitness typically have a strenuous workout 4-6 days per week. Be ready for a sufferfest!

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Permit
  • Ropes & Gear
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
  • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal Mountaineering Gear - ice axe, crampons, climbing harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Washington Alpine Climbing Gear List


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SKILL LEVELAdvanced Expert
ELEVATION3,600-10,781'
LocationMt Baker

Price/Person $895.00
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Duration: 1 Day
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Private Programs

Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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Here's the schedule for your trip:

  • 3:00-4:00am - Early Alpine Start - Meet up with your guide at the trailhead for a gear check and review of the plan for the day.

  • 12:00-3:00pm - Summit Attempt - We'll make a push for the summit, stopping only to refuel, rehydrate and adjust layers on our way. We will go as long as stamina and conditions allow.

  • 2:00-4:00pm - Descent - Hard work and determination are handsomely rewarded as we enjoy the views and descend 7,000'+ feet back down to the trailhead!

We'll tackle the following objectives and skills:

  • Push Your Limits - Take your alpine climbing to the next level on this glaciated Cascades volcano!

  • Route Options Include - Coleman-Deming and Easton / Squawk Glacier Routes.

  • Summit Attempt - This will be a long day, gaining over 7,000’ of elevation over various snow surfaces and steep slopes.

  • Descent - Once we reach our high point, we’ll descend the route back down to camp

Here's the schedule for your trip:

  • 3:00-4:00am - Early Alpine Start - Meet up with your guide at the trailhead for a gear check and review of the plan for the day.

  • 12:00-3:00pm - Summit Attempt - We'll make a push for the summit, stopping only to refuel, rehydrate and adjust layers on our way. We will go as long as stamina and conditions allow.

  • 2:00-4:00pm - Descent - Hard work and determination are handsomely rewarded as we enjoy the views and descend 7,000'+ feet back down to the trailhead!

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • Intermediate Mountaineering Experience - Including ice ax, crampon, and basic rope skills. Build those skills ahead of the mission with our Intro to Mountaineering Skills

  • Excellent Fitness - Able to spend 12-16 continuous hours outside, moving uphill at over 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-2 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 12-15 miles, climbing 3,000-6,000 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with excellent fitness typically have a strenuous workout 4-6 days per week. Be ready for a sufferfest!

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Permit
  • Ropes & Gear
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
  • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal Mountaineering Gear - ice axe, crampons, climbing harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Washington Alpine Climbing Gear List

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11 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Literally the best guide I’ve come across!

    Zeb at Blackbird Mountain Guides is literally the best guide I've come across. I've worked with Zeb twice now including the most recent trip up Mt. Baker with my wife. Zeb provides excellent knowledge, route finding, and pace. Most importantly, his great attitude and patience really made the trip, especially for relative climbing novices like us. Put simply, Zeb is the best. I trust him and will definitely work with Blackbird Mountain Guides again!

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    Mt Baker Summit Climb 3 Day
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Plan to climb with Blackbird again!

    Zeb was great! Great planning; flexible; affordable; and customized the trip for me. Also was fun to climb with. Plan to climb with Blackbird again!

    Will D.
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    Mt Baker Summit Climb 1 Day
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Coudn't have imagined a better Rainier Summit!

    Blackbird Guides is the best! I've been using their services for about 3 years and every adventure has been absolutely incredible. Each of the guides are full of knowledge and incredibly good at passing along their years of expertise. I just summited Rainier with Brandon and Andrew and I couldn't have imagined a better experience all around. I refer everyone I know to Blackbird.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Much better than expected.

    BlackBird guides were professional. I highly recommend them.

    Justin
    Mt Baker Summit Climb 1 Day
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