Ascent of Mount Baker on 2006-07-06

Climber: Erik Landahl

Others in Party:Andy Wellman
Date:Thursday, July 6, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Baker
    Elevation:10781 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent 6 days on Easton Glacier practicing glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Actually fell into a small crevasse when snowbridge collapsed; caught myself on the crevasse lip and pulled myself up and over using ice axe. Sherman Crater generating a lot of steam. Roman Wall was very icy. Reached summit and a squirrel was sitting up there; he scampered over the northeast edge and disappeared. Very low cloud cover but sunny and clear on summit. Below, Shuksan and surrounding peaks rose above low clouds. On descent loose muddy wall between Roman Wall and Sherman Crater crumbled with each step.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide
    Nights Spent:6 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Easton Glacier
    Trailhead:Morovitz Meadows  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Railroad Grade
    Trailhead:Morovitz Meadows  

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