Summer Climb – Mt Baker July 4th weekend

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    Update 6/23/22 – rope team is tentatively full. Contact Heather or Sharan if interested in waitlistlisting.

    What: Two-day climb of Mt Baker over the July 4th weekend via the Easton Glacier route (https://www.summitpost.org/easton-glacier/155616). Must have time window of July 1-4 (Friday – Monday) available for optimizing trip dates with weather. Glacier gear required. Heather will be leading a rope team with room for 2-3 students.

    Day 1. Depart Seattle in AM. Park at 3400 ft Mt Baker NRA trailhead. Hike/climb ~4-5 miles to 6500 ft camp on Railroad Grade moraine.
    Day 2. Alpine start to climb Mt Baker (10,781 ft), return to camp, pack up, hike out, drive home.

    RT ~16 miles, ~7500 ft elev. gain

    Must be competent with crampons on steep snow/ice. All potential members will be background checked for required skills prior to acceptance onto the rope team.

    Organizers:
    Heather Whitney Fourie (hwhitney22@gmail.com) – Technical/rope team lead
    Sharan Bir (gurchharanxx@gmail.com)

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