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Name: Mt Baker Via Coleman-Deming in-a-day
Starts: Sat Jul 08, 2017
Meetup: 6 pm Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Jul 09, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Jul 06, 2017
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C2-D2  [?]
For members only: No
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. Are you prepared to travel into the USA?

C. Driver or Passenger? How many+gear can you take? Describe vehicle...

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

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Participant Information

Long Daytrip to Climb Mt Baker via the Standard Coleman-Deming Route

Two rope teams of 3 preferred.

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

We will nap at home during the day on Saturday. Meet on Saturday evening.  Drive to Heliotrope Trailhead. Hike up to Hogsback by Midnight. Gear up for the a summit attempt. Start climb at 1 am on Sunday morning.

You must be experienced in roped glacier travel, climbing steep icy slopes, self-arrest, crevasse rescue and sharing your chocolate and cheese.

We will be traveling as light as possible while bringing enough gear to maintain a high safety margin. 

Gear required: Helmet, headlamp, general mountaineering crampons and technical boots, rope, harness and gear for glacier travel/crevasse rescue including pulley, long ice screw and picket. 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

Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS with tracks, Map and compass, Personal Locator Beacon, Wands, Small stove and fuel for water, 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 and telephone.


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