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Trip Information
Name: Seracing on Mt Baker
Starts: Sun Nov 13, 2016
Meetup: 5:55 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Nov 13, 2016

Registration opens: Wed Nov 09, 2016
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you experienced or new to ice climbing?

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Participant Information

Ice Climbing on the Seracs near the lower section of the Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker WA

We will be crossing the border into the United States so make sure your documents are valid.

Join us for some early season ice climbing!

We need to know if you want to lead and the gear we will have for the group, so be sure to let us know...


This is not a course, so please assess your experience and skills carefully.


You must have climbing experience, safe belay practices and some experience climbing on ice.

For the approach, we will be crossing the lower section of the glacier to reach the seracs.

The focus will be on top rope climbing. 

Leading will be an option for strong, conservative lead climbers only.

We will be out in cold wintery conditions, so be prepared, and consider your own ten essentials.



Gear required:

Headlamp for returning after sunset (fresh batteries!)

Helmet, Harness and Belay Device.

Goggles or protective glasses.

Rigid boots and steel crampons (such as BD Sabertooth or Petzl Lynx)

      (Not recommended: light mountaineering crampons (such as BD Contacts and Aluminum crampons) and Monos are all Not recommended.)

Technical Ice Tools (this would also be a good time to try out your Alpine Axes (such as BD Venoms or Petzl Sum'Tecs.)

Crampons and ice tools are available for rent from the organizer.

Recommended: Waterproof jacket and pants, gaiters, extra pairs of climbing gloves. Extra warm belay jacket.

Extra Gear:

We will need enough ropes, ice screws, and climbing gear for the group.

Welcome additional gear: GPS, PLB, Camera, Chocolate and Cheese to share.

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


Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

Recommended carpooling cost: ~$25: 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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