Ascent of Mount Baker on 2013-07-11
|Date:||Thursday, July 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||10781 ft / 3286 m|
Ascent Trip ReportApproached via the standard route up the Railroad Grade. We passed by the lower camps and set up at 6,800'. There was a melt water stream with excellent flow about 150 yards north of our camp so we avoided having to melt snow.
Woke at 1AM for a 2AM start. Reached the summit at 7:20AM. Returned to camp by 10:30AM. The route was in good condition with very little crevasse navigation. Very high winds led to a chilly climb but kept the skies clear above us though there was a thick cloud layer up to around 8,000' which covered most of the North Cascade peaks.
NOTE: while there WAS a bridge across the creek on our approach, it was removed later that day by a trail maintenance team. It was a very unpleasant surprise to find it missing on our return trip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||7421 ft / 2262 m|
| Route:||Easton Glacier|
| Trailhead:||3360 ft / 1024 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Extremely Windy, Clear|
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