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Trip Information
Name: Mount Baker via Easton Glacier
Starts: Sat Jun 24, 2017
Meetup: TBD
Return: Sun Jun 25, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Jun 19, 2017
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: D3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Duncan Schouten
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Please describe your previous mountaineering experience.

2. What is your training in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and avalanche skills. If obtained outside of formal courses, please go into more detail. Which skills have you practiced in 2017?

3. Approximately how much do you weigh?

4. Do you have a vehicle? How many people and gear besides yourself can you take?

5. Gear:

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

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

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

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Participant Information

Conditions are looking favourable for a trip to Baker this weekend, and we want to explore a side of the mountain that we haven't seen before. 

The Easton Glacier is more crevassed than the Coleman-Deming route, so we expect all participants to have recent practice in glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Additionally, as the route is not maintained by guiding services, strong routefinding skills are essential.

See more info on the route here: http://www.summitpost.org/easton-glacier/155616

Schedule:

  • Saturday, June 24th: Travel from Vancouver to ranger station in Sedro-Woolley, head to Park Butte trailhead, head up to camp at terminus of the Railroad Grade Trail (5,900 feet), and early bedtime.
  • Sunday, June 25th: Alpine start, ascend to summit (10,781 feet), return to camp, pack and return to cars.

This trip is contingent on good weather and acceptable avalanche risk. We'll evaluate weather in the days prior to departure and adjust plans as necessary.

The following is required of all participants:

  • Previous mountaineering experience in an unguided trip
  • Training in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and avalanche skills
  • Appropriate equipment and familiarity with its use, including - but not limited to - a sturdy three-season or four-season tent (used in winter conditions), as well as a harness, crevasse rescue, and avalanche rescue gear 
  • Valid passport and ability to enter America
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