Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mount Baker Skills and Summit Climb

I just spent 3 days on the north side of Mount Baker doing a basic skills and summit climb. This is a course offered by American Alpine Institute. More information on the course can be found at their website here.

Due to a questionable weather report for the summit day (typically the third morning) we decided to climb on day 2. We got quite a late start for the summit but given that the evening temperatures have not been dropping below freezing and generally good glacier conditions this did not make much of a difference. This was my first summit of the season and it was nice to stand atop the mountain I have summited more than any other once again.
Mount Baker as seen from the air
Below are a few photos from the trip.




--Alasdair Turner, Instructor and Guide

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