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Ice climbing @ Mt. Baker · Saturday, November 12th
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Start: Saturday, Nov. 12th, 5:45 am
Pre-trip meeting location: Email or TBD but likely email
The Seracs at Mount Baker are a great place to get in some pre-season Ice climbing and have a fun day. The Weather is currently not looking wonderful, but some rain should be ok (Will have to keep an eye on it).
Plan would be to leave from Vancouver at 5:45am (Carpool place can be discussed on personal basis), then have our second meet up place at the Tim Hortons (near Pet Smart Abbotsford) before the Sumas border crossing in to the United States at 7am.
After crossing the border, we would hike up Helitrope ridge to the glaciers (about 2 hours). Also we would need a day pass for US national parks (fairly cheap if I recall). We can stay out on the glacier till 4-5pm ice climbing on the seracs.
Trip will be cancelled if there are weather forecasts for heavy rain or snow. Trip will also be cancelled if we can't get enough 16cm+ screws. We will also need people who are comfortable leading to setup top ropes.
Requirements: Confidence with crampons/front pointing at a minimum. Strong belaying ability. As long as you have a crampon background it should be fine.
Gear Needed: helmet, harness, crampons (steel), 2 ice tools, bring screws if you can, anchor material, rope we will need two. Bring general climbing gear that we can use. V-thread material also if you have it. This can be discussed later if the trip is going to happen.
-Proper Documents to cross into the United States. Passport or enchanced drivers lisence. Insurance coverage for the day also if you want (I would say this is up to you).
Bring rain gear, a pair of glacier glasses or googles. As many pairs of gloves as you want, because they will be getting wet.