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Name: Mt. Baker (course volunteers group)
Starts: Sat Jul 15, 2017
Meetup: Chevron, Boundary and 12th at 7:00am
Return: Sun Jul 16, 2017

Registration opens: Wed Jul 05, 2017
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: GRADE 3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Paul Olynek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Can you drive? If so, how many people can fit into your car (incl gear and yourself)

2. Do you have a rope? Describe. Half-rope? Length and diameter? Age/condition? Weight?

3. Do you have tent/stove you can share ? Describe.

4. All Documents ready to cross the border? (Yes/No)

5. Do you have a GPS? Describe (ie: Phone, GPS..)

6. Do you have a Personal Locator Beacon? Describe (brand)

7. Do you have a travel insurance which covers "High risk" activities in the US? If not, check out BCAA, they have good coverage. (Yes/No)

8. Would you be able and interested to car camp at the trailhead Friday night or Sunday night? (Yes/No, which day)

9. Are you ready to have fun and eat chocolate ? (Yes/No, which chocolate?)

10. Anything else?

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Participant Information


Mt. Baker's 3286 meters summit is the highest point in northern Washington and offers commanding views of Vancouver, the San Juans, and the North Cascades.

Ascent Route:
The Coleman Deming is the standard route up Mount Baker. While this is technically a walk up, it does require glacier travel and potential crevasse navigation depending on the time of year. This is a great beginner route for getting into glacier travel and for practice training for bigger trip. Even for the experienced mountaineer one enjoys a fun snow walk up a great Cascade Volcano. Along the way one enjoys great views of the towering Black Buttes which are crumbly towers with hanging glaciers. Climbers often use this as a descent route from the North Ridge, the Coleman Headwall, or the Pencil Thin Roman Mustache. You gain slightly over 2,133 meters of elevation with a distance of about 17 km round trip. Commonly the Coleman Deming is done in two days but can be done in a single day if you get a very early start.

• Distance : Round trip from parking lot : 17 km

• Elevation gain : 700m trailhead to camp, 1460m camp to summit
• Time required : 3-4h trailhead to camp (700m elevation), 6-9h camp to summit (1400m elevation) (Return: 2-3h summit to camp, 2-3h camp to trailhead)

• Saturday, July 15: Meeting at the Chevron station (3030 Boundary Road). Drive to Heliotrop trailhead (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/LhB2zrAmYZF2) Hike up to base camp, set up camp and talk about the summit route.
• Sunday, July 16: Alpine start (probably 2am). Summit and return to cars.
Note: We may leave Vancouver Friday night (for the folks who can), more detail soon in the planning forum.

The following is required of all participants:
• Standard glacier equipment: Ice axe, crampons, helmet, snow picket, ice screw, webbing, prussiks, ...
• Avi gear : beacon, probe, shovel
• Completing the recent BCMC Intro Mountaineering course. Training in glacier travel and crevasse rescue
• Pack it in, pack it out (including human waste)
• Maps, first aid kit and 10 essentials
• Smile and happiness !
• We will need to share tents, ropes and cars.

- This trip is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in case of suspected poor weather. An evaluation will be made a few days prior to departure.
- Crossing U.S. border: you must have valid documents ready ahead of time.
- Emergency Contact: If you haven't done so, please add it to your BCMC account by clicking on "My Account" in the top-right corner of our club website, then select "Edit Emergency Contact" under "Manage My Account" in the left column.
- Waiver and Medical: Every participant must have read, agreed and signed the club's online Waiver.
- Insurance: You must provide your own insurance (consider BCAA insurance) - BCMC insurance does not apply for trips into the United States.
- GPS track can be find here : http://www.summitpost.org/coleman-deming-glaciers/155420

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