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Name: Mt Baker Via North Ridge
Starts: Sat Jun 25, 2016
Meetup: Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Jun 26, 2016

Registration opens: Thu Jun 16, 2016
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: B2-C2/5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

For anyone who we have not climbed with in the past 3 months; anyone who has new information to add:

A. Please describe your mountaineering experience, including glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills.

B. Describe your ice climbing ability, and your ability to lead.

C. Are you prepared to travel into the USA?

D. Will you be driving? How many can you take? Describe vehicle...

E. Gear:

1. Do you have a tent? Describe. Are you able to share?

2. Do you have a stove? Describe. Are you able to share?

3. Do you have a rope? Describe. Half-rope or? Length and diameter?

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Participant Information

Preference given to Members who have ice climbed with us before.

Preference given to strong leaders. 

Rope teams of 3 preferred.

Must be experienced in winter camping, glacier travel and rescue, and ice climbing.

This trip will only go ahead with good visibility (no mid-level cloud, fog or precipitation.)

Conditions and weather are shaping up for a summit attempt of Mt. Baker, Washington.

We will be meeting early on Saturday morning. Base camp at the Football Field. Summit attempt in the wee hours on Sunday morning. Retreat to Base camp. Pack up and return by Sunday evening.

You must be experienced in:

   1. Overnight winter camping

   2. Roped glacier travel and self-arrest

   3. Crevasse rescue

   4. Ice climbing WI3 (WI2+ to 3+ expected)

   5. Sharing chocolate and cheese.


Gear required:

Overnight camping gear and tent.

Rope, Harness and gear for glacier travel.

General Mountaineering Ice Axe/Technical Ice Tools/Alpine Ax Combo

Pro for ice climbing (WI2+ to 3+ expected)

Consider your own 10 Essentials:
  1. Navigation (map and compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter


Welcome additional gear: GPS with tracks, PLB, Camera, Lithium Batteries AA and AAA, Chocolate, Cheese.

Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS with tracks; Map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; Camera; First aid kit.

Recommended carpooling cost:  please arrange with driver; bring funds.

Emergency Info:  please make sure your Emergency Contact info has been added to your web-account profile.  You can do this by logging into the bcmc.ca website, click on: My Account (top of page)... then click on Edit Emergency Contact (top-left column).  Please re-enter your password to complete the process.  Your emergency contact info is stored *privately* and only made available to those organizing trips *you* choose to attend.

Medical Info:  any info that should be shared with the organizer(s), please send an email and/or phone ASAP.  For example, if you are very allergic to bee/wasp bites, or you are taking medication that could be vital information to First Aid Responders.  Anything you choose to share will remain private.

Cancellation:  We'll check the weather forecast for where we're going the evening before we meet.  If the weather forecast does NOT appear to be adequate for a safe outing then the trip will be cancelled and everyone will be notified by email.


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