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Mount Baker Seracs - Intermediate Friendly Ice Climbing · Sunday, October 22nd

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Warning, this trip has been cancelled : weather

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Organized by: Eric Bowes.

Start: Sunday, Oct. 22nd

Description:

***cancelled - weather ***

 

The Coleman Glacier on Mount Baker offers some short ice climbs that are acessible in late summer and fall - the plan is to get out for a day and climb some ice. This trip is tentative and dependant on how much snow falls next week on the glacier.

This trip is intermediate friendly. You must know how to belay and have experience with glacier travel in crampons, as well as crevasse rescue training that you have recently reviewed. No waterfall or vertical ice climbing experience is required, and the club rents tools that are more than adequate for this outing. Steel crampons are required - no aluminum - and step-in or hybrid are preferred. Horizontals or verticals are both ok on the aerated glacier ice, but monopoints aren't reccomended due to the sometimes rotten ice layer that is present on the glacier.

We will hike in to the glacier via the Heliotrope Ridge trail and set up some topropes, then climb until dusk. 

PS - the trip will be dependant on a driver for the group - I will already be in Washington and can't drive anyone from Vancouver to the meeting location (Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead)

Posted: 2017-10-12 16:44:27
Last modified: 2017-10-19 08:35:38