Mount Baker Climb + Ski Descent by Alpine Ascents

Mount Baker, Washington, USA

Curious about big-mountain skiing? Learn the ropes with expert guidance on this 3-day instructional climb and ski descent. With a skier-to-guide ration of 3:1, the Alpine Ascents team will introduce you to glacier skiing and splitboard mountaineering in a personalized environment where you can take your time, ask questions, and get comfortable with essential backcountry techniques.

More advanced skiers can use this ski descent of Mount Baker to sharpen skills and prepare for other big-mountain destinations in the Alps, Andes and beyond.

Before taking on this adventure, you should be able to:

- Hike with a 40-pound pack for 5 or more hours at a time
- Climb steep glacier terrain with a 15-pound pack
- Climb uphill on ski touring or splitboarding equipment at 1,000 feet per hour
- Hike at high altitude for 10-14 hours in a day

This Escape Is For

  • Backcountry skiers looking for an introduction to big-mountain skiing
  • Skiers interested in gaining big-mountain experience before exploring destinations abroad
  • Advanced glacier skiers looking for a personally guided experience on Washington's highest peak

What Else To Know

  • You should be in sport-specific shape before joining this climb. Your best fitness test is an ability to travel at 1,000 vertical feet per hour with ski equipment and a pack. Most people need 3-6 months to appropriately train.
  • If you are new to mountaineering, you may want to consider a climbing coach with big-mountain experience.
  • This climb also has a required gear list. Click "Book Now" to learn more about the trip details, itinerary, gear and training.

Alpine Ascents's Values

A 2006 recipient of the Mount Rainier award, Alpine Ascents has a global reputation for safety and sustainability. An official partner of Leave No Trace, the team stresses ethical and culturally aware travel practices with every climb, trek and expedition it offers.
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