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Trip Information
Name: Mt Baker Serac Ice Climb (Sat 23)
Starts: Sat Sep 23, 2017
Meetup: 5 am at the Chevron near 12th and Boundary Rd
Return: Sat Sep 23, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Sep 14, 2017
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Barnard Foo
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you need a ride or are you willing to give a ride?

What is your ice climbing skill level?

What type of ice climbing gear you have?

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Participant Information

A day of fun ice climbing and camping at the Coleman Glacier.

First meet up place will be 5am at the Chevron near 12th Ave and Boundary.  Second meet up will be at 5.30am in Tim Hortons (near the Pet Smart), right before the Sumas border crossing.

We can use the forum to arrange for car pooling and gear.

Gear needed for the outing:

- Helmet, harness, crampons (steel), ice tools, 3 or more long ice screws, anchor material, rope.

- Many pairs of thin layered gloves, socks and additional warm clothing. Pair of goggles, appropriate clothing (as it may rain), lunch, snacks, and meals, stove & fuel, warm thermos drinks such as extra dark hot chocolate, smiles and etc.

- Bring cash for the driver if you are getting a ride (approximately $30).

- Your emergency contact.

- Proper documentation to cross the US-Canadian Border, e.g. Enhanced Drivers License or Passport.

- Health or Medical Insurance coverage (BCAA) for that day plus the next... costs about $20.

Weather

Yr

Calm: 5 am to 11 am at -10C

Light wind: 11 am to 17.00 hrs at -2C

https://www.yr.no/place/United_States/Washington/Mount_Baker~5786191/long.html

Mountain Forecast

Chill at -11 to -7C

Aeound -3 to -4 C

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Baker/forecasts/3285

 

The Plan

Get to Heliotrope Ridge Parking Lot and hike in to the glacier.

We are expecting to climb till 4 to 6 pm on Saturday.

Trip will be cancelled if there are weather forecasts for heavy rain or snow.

This is not a course. Consider it a warm-up for the upcoming ice climbing season.

Additional gear and ride sharing discussion will be posted on the planning forum.

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