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Trip Information
Name: Break the Ice 1
Starts: Sat Jul 28, 2018
Meetup: 4:55 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Jul 28, 2018

Registration opens: Thu Jul 12, 2018
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; at what grade?

3. How much experience do you have leading on ice? multi-pitch? building ice anchors?

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  1st ice climbing adventure of the 2018/2019 season!

!!!   Prolonged high temps continue to increase the risk of icefall on the seracs. The area where we spend most of our time climbing is the most active, and the most vulnerable. Temps forecasted for the weekend of Saturday, July 28th are warm enough for us to choose to be conservative and wait for a cooler patch of weather before re-scheduling.  !!!

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.

            Treats to share such as Chocolate and Cheese !

Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

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