Friday, August 17, 2007

Mt. Baker surpasses expectations for late-season glacier travel

Guide Justin Wood just reported that glacier conditions on Mt. Baker's two standard routes are holding up extremely well. He said that "the climbing conditions on both the Easton Glacier and the Coleman-Demming glaciers are still very good, especially compared to last year at this time of year. All the crevasses are still sporting passable bridges, and there are very few problems crossing the top bergschrund. "

This is in part due to the high snow levels the Cascades experienced over this last winter.

AAI's next Mt. Baker Ascent is September 1-3, and four spots are still open! For more information, call or email Shawn Olson at 800-424-2249 or

Even on the upper Coleman Glacier, snow bridges remain good and
routes through complex terrain can be found. For a close-up of the
Easton Glacier, see “Early morning Flight Tour” entry below.
Aerial photo August 14, 2007, Dunham Gooding

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