Mount Goode is the highest peak in North Cascades National Park. Its massive structure towers over the surrounding landscape. The Northeast Buttress is almost 3000 feet from camp to summit and splits the great North Face of Mount Goode. Few routes are as long, or of such great quality. The climbing is moderate but sustained and follows the crest of the ridge for the entire length.

The Northeast Buttress of Mount Goode is a challenging objective guarded by vast wilderness. Such endeavors require competent and trustworthy partners. Allow Baker Mountain Guides to join you on your adventure and share with you our expertise.


Baker Mountain Guides offers custom ascents of the Northeast Buttress. We recommend a four-day itinerary.

  • Day 1: Approach

    We’ll rendezvous in Marblemount at 7:30 AM. Your guide will conduct a meet-and-greet and gear check, and supply guests with group equipment. We’ll travel to the Bridge Creek Trailhead and embark on a long approach to the North Fork campground.

  • Day 2: Ascend to High Camp

    After breakfast, we’ll pack up camp, and continue up the remote and wild North Fork of Bridge Creek. Eventually, we’ll ford the river and bushwhack uphill to a small bivy site below the North Face of Mount Goode.

  • Day 3: Summit Day

    Summit day will begin long before dawn. We’ll ascend the Goode Glacier and gain the crest of the Northeast Buttress. Endless pitches of alpine rock will lead us to the summit. We’ll descend the Southwest Gully and Storm King Col back to camp.

  • Day 4: Descent and Exit

    The summit may be behind us, but the adventure isn’t over. We’re still deep in the heart of the North Cascades. After breakfast, we’ll pack up camp, descend to the North Fork of Bridge Creek, and begin the journey home.

Each Adventure is Unique

Featherweight Guarantee

Let’s face it: climbing and skiing are more fun without a massive pack. That’s why we strive to offer the lightest pack weight of any guide service. We plan meticulously, use quality equipment, and always share the load. Minimalism and teamwork are guiding values in our pursuit to craft authentic mountain adventures.

Program Information

  • Season
  • July - August

  • Duration
  • 4 Days

  • Max Ratio
  • 1 Client to 1 Guide

  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2021 Season

    • Custom Dates Available

  • Cost
  • Custom Overnight Rates


    Cost Includes

    • Tents
    • Stoves
    • Fuel
    • Breakfasts and Dinners


    Transportation Available

    * Due to COVID-19, stoves & transportation may not be available.