Mount Baker Climbs & Courses
Northwest Alpine Guides offers guided ascents of Mount Baker in Washington State. Our professional mountain guides provide leadership, training and safety during the climb. Come experience the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range.
Mount Baker, 2 Days – At 10,781 feet Mount Baker (also known as Kulshan) is one of the most picturesque volcanoes in all the Cascade Range. The mountain renders the second largest glacial system in the lower 48 States second only to that of Mount Rainier. Our two-day climb is best suited for those with previous climbing experience or a high level of athletic fitness and able to learn skills quickly. NW Alpine Guides will choose one of two standard routes on Mount Baker depending on mountain conditions at the time of the climb to ensure you the best chance of success.
Mount Baker Intro to Mountaineering, 3 Days – Our Mount Baker ascent (summit climb) and introduction to mountaineering school provides the opportunity to learn the fundamental climbing skills needed to climb the mountain successfully with a guide. The course is designed for first-time climbers, or for those seeking to refresh their climbing skills. Mount Baker’s easy access to glaciated terrain, remote wilderness setting and big mountain appeal all make it a superb choice to discover mountaineering and ascend a large glaciated peak. Breakfast, dinner and hot drinks are provided on the mountain.
Mount Baker Glacier Mountaineering, 5 Days – The emphasis of this course is on building glacier mountaineering skills as well as a summit climb of Mount Baker. During the school you will learn the fundamentals of glacier mountaineering, climbing on snow and crampon techniques, self arrest, traveling as a rope team, crevasse rescue, covering the essential climbing skills needed to travel safely in the mountains. Our glacier mountaineering course allows more time to develop advanced mountaineering skills, preparing aspiring climbers for expeditions to Denali, Aconcagua, or the Himalaya. Breakfast, dinner and hot drinks are provided on the mountain.
Mount Baker North Ridge, 3 Days – Mount Baker’s classic North Ridge represents the next challenge for those interested in honing their alpine skills on more advanced glaciated terrain. This alpine route is truly one of the best moderate “big mountain” alpine snow and ice climbs in the Lower 48 states.
Mount Baker Traverse, 3 Days – Traversing Mount Baker represents the next challenge for those interested in experiencing the North and South sides of the mountain in a single climb.