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Trip Information
Name: Break the Ice 4
Starts: Sat Oct 28, 2017
Meetup: 4:55 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Oct 28, 2017

Registration opens: Tue Oct 24, 2017
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Describe your glacier travel experience.

2. How much ice climbing experience, including grade?

3. How much experience do you have leading on ice? Multi-pitch?

4. Do you need a ride?

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Participant Information

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

            Join us for our  4th ice climbing adventure of the 2017/2018 season!

We will be crossing the border into the United States so make sure your documents are valid before the trip date to avoid delays for the group.

            This is not a course:  assess your experience and skills carefully.

You must have ice climbing experience and safe belay practices.

The focus will be on solo low angle glacier travel (up to WI2), short multi-pitch scenarios (up to WI3-4), building ice anchors, and some top rope options (WI3-4).

Gear required:

Bring your own ten essentials.


Headlamp (fresh batteries!)

Helmet, Harness and Belay Device.

Goggles or protective glasses. Sunscreen!

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

    Properly fitted before the trip date! 

We do Not recommend light mountaineering crampons (such as BD Contacts or Aluminum crampons) or Monos, as we will encounter poor conditions including crumbly rock, frozen slush and sun-affected glacier ice.

Technical Ice Tools

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

            Chocolate and Cheese to share.

Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

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