Mt. Baker - North Ridge
4 DAY TRIP
June 8th - 11th
July 13th - 16th
August 10th - 13th
The North Ridge of Mt. Baker also known as Kulshan, is one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. For good reason this is an alpine test piece of the North Cascades. The route begins on the North side of Mt. Baker from the hogsback camp. You will begin with a complex glacier crossing followed by multiple pitches of beautiful ice up to grade 4 in difficulty. The route tops out with more steep snow and complex glacier depositing you on the summit of Kulshan (10,781 ft). You will then descend back to the hogback camp via the Coleman Deming route.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This is for people who want to take their climbing to the next level in the cascades. For this climb it is required to have previous glacier experience or previous ice climbing experience.
To be successful at this climb you need to be able to carry a 40-50 lbs in your backpack while maintaining 1000 vertical feet an hour of elevation gain. You need to have the mental fortitude and fitness for a 12 hour summit day.
Basic balance and movement are required. During day 2 of our program we will go over all the technical skills you need to safely climb the route.
Ice climbing technique, ice anchors, snow anchors, rope team travel, belaying, lead belaying, knot tying, and many more. If time permits we will take a deep dive into crevasse rescue etc. If you have these skills already please contact us and we can make this a 3 day Itinerary.
This climb is the test piece for glacier climbing in the lower 48. After this climb you will be able to climb routes in Europe, Alaska, and potentially move into climbing in the greater ranges.
- Certified Alpine Guide
- All group climbing equipment
- Tents if needed
- Stoves and Fuel
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Travel to and from the trailhead
- Lunches while on the mountain
- Personal Climbing/ Camping Equipment (we have some rentals please contact if needed)