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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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Oct 01, 2017

Avalanche Course
Pro-Rec Split

Big changes are coming to avalanche education! After much anticipation, the long awaited professional – recreational split has arrived. The main outcome has been the creation of a professional track for advanced level avalanche courses. However, recreational backcountry skiers and snowboarders will find the new recreational curriculum to be more engaging and applicable as well. […]

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May 11, 2017

Baker Mountain Guides
Brand Reborn

Baker Mountain Guides is proud to present the re-birth of our brand. The last twelve months has been a period of intense self-reflection and growth, with the goal of re-defining who we are, what we do, and how we can better serve our clientele. We welcome you to experience the new Baker Mountain Guides, and […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Backcountry Run Lists

Preparing for Travel in Avalanche Terrain One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of decision making in avalanche terrain is pre-trip preparation. Most backcountry skiers and snowboarders do a pretty good job of looking over the avalanche report in the AM, and are generally familiar with the hazard rating for the day. However, the point […]

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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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Apr 13, 2017

Alpine Start Hoody Review

To begin, it seems as though softshell clothing is both un-appreciated and under-utilized in the Pacific Northwest. Sure, we’ve got some foul weather that blows through occasionally, but there are plenty of times when softshell clothing not only works, but is actually MORE appropriate for the conditions and the type of activity. You absolutely need […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Black Diamond Partnership

Baker Mountain Guides is proud to announce that we are officially a “Black Diamond Recommended Guide Service.” As mountain guides, our jobs, and sometimes our lives depend on the quality of our equipment. As a company of climbers and skiers, Black Diamond understands exactly what we need to get the job done as safely and […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Reflections from the Rope Line

Greg Morgan climbed Mt. Baker as a guest with Baker Mountain Guides. He has written a thoughtful account of his experience on his personal blog, and graciously permitted us to share and re-post his words here. To read more of Greg’s writings, please visit his Blog: Midlife Sabbatical One of my great delights this summer […]

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Apr 13, 2017

The Devil You Know – Green Creek Traverse

My husband is a mountain guide and a business owner, John Minier of Baker Mountain Guides to be exact. He typically works weekends and every hour of every day when he is home. I work a normal 9-5 Monday-Friday job. We rarely have the same days off. So when the opportunity presented itself for both […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Baker Mountain Guides Crusher Award

May I present to you the Baker Mountain Guides Crusher Award. We’ve never given one before, and we may never give out another one again. We rarely post about specific clients or trips because each trip is an expression of the hard work and passion of each of our clients. There is so much joy […]

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