Mountain Training Archives

Oct 10, 2020

The Ultimate Guide
to Backcountry Skiing

The Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Riding After each one of our courses at Baker Mountain Guides, we do our best to provide useful resources to our students so they can continue their education and not completely forget all the things they learned from us. There’s a lot of great information out there, but […]

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Oct 05, 2020

Backcountry Skiing Courses

Backcountry Skiing Courses and Ski Mountaineering Courses A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom. ~ Warren Miller The popularity of backcountry skiing and snowboarding has exploded in recent years. Crowded ski areas and costly passes are pushing people out of bounds. The backcountry provides a sense of adventure and freedom that cannot […]

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Oct 10, 2020

Whiteout
Navigation

Whiteout Navigation Whether you are a backcountry skier or mountain climber, learning the basics of whiteout navigation is essential for off-trail travel in the mountains. This post presents tools, strategies, and techniques to keep in your quiver for those low visibility days. This post has two main sections: 1. Where to Move (Tools for knowing […]

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Oct 10, 2020

Backcountry
Navigation 101

Backcountry Navigation 101 Navigating in the backcountry has changed a lot over the years with easy and affordable access to technology. Anyone can now turn their cell phone into a stand-alone GPS unit that puts a blue dot wherever you are in terrain. The basics, however, haven’t changed. To truly use your navigation tools (even […]

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Apr 27, 2018

Mount Baker
Training Plan

The Mount Baker Training Plan is designed to prepare you to climb Mount Baker, assuming the most commonly climbed route – the Coleman Deming. In general, individuals with an active lifestyle should have the necessary fitness to summit Mount Baker, however, the following training plan will ensure that you arrive well prepared and confident in […]

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Apr 13, 2017

2016 Mountain Guide Training

Guide Training Recap Our 2016 Spring Mountain Guide training is in the bag! After a long and productive week, it seems appropriate to reflect, and offer up some thoughts on the experience. As it turns out, Google Analytics is good for something. One of the most visited pages on bakermountainguides.com is our About Page – […]

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