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Ascent of Mount Baker on 1994-08-26

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Graham Merritt
Date:Friday, August 26, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Baker
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:10781 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left late Thursday evening for the Baker Pass Trail lot; Hiked for 2h to pitch camp at sunset in last stand of trees on trail to Easton Gl.; Gorgeous, clear evening with views of Twin Sisters and Baker (summit clouded at the moment); Began ascent at 0600; Excellent crampon snow conditions; saw some mammoth crevasses and needed to cross the odd snow bridge en route; two large parties were met on their way down from the summit; brilliant views of the Sisters and even to Rainier; only steeper section was Roman Wall (NTD); did not notice issues related to altitude; cool to see steam vents in crater along the route; snow considerably softer on descent, but still firm; great trip - could be daytripped
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:7612 ft / 2321 m
    Route:Easton Glacier
    Trailhead:3169 ft / 965 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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