Coleman Deming

The Coleman Deming is a wild and adventurous experience on the north side of Mount Baker. The route traverses under the beautiful Black Buttes and ascends to the Coleman Deming saddle at 9000 feet. The final push up the Roman Wall is an exciting climb on 40-degree snow. Large crevasses, active icefalls, and grandiose scenery make for an inspiring objective.

We believe that each Coleman Deming ascent is unique. Our local knowledge, flexibility, and personable guides make for a customized experience that is measurably better. Join us for an ascent of our namesake and see why we are proud to call ourselves Baker Mountain Guides.

Easton Glacier

The Easton Glacier is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of glaciated climbing and experience the thrill of a Cascade volcano! This three-day climb allows plenty of time to focus on both the ascent, and glaciated mountaineering skills. Climbers will learn the fundamentals of moving efficiently in the mountains, climbing with crampons, ice-axe arrest, and roped glacier travel.

We believe that each Easton Glacier ascent is unique. Our local knowledge, flexibility, and personable guides make for a customized experience that is measurably better. Join us for an ascent of our namesake and see why we are proud to call ourselves Baker Mountain Guides.

North Ridge

The North Ridge of Mount Baker is a stunning and aesthetic arête between the Coleman Headwall and the Roosevelt Glacier. The route is elegant and exposed, characterized by steep snow and a technical ice cliff at 9500 feet. Above, large seracs guard the summit plateau. Approaching the North Ridge is half the adventure as well, and involves complex route finding around massive crevasses on the Coleman Glacier.

Baker Mountain Guides proudly offers an exceptional experience on the North Ridge of Mount Baker. Our intimate local knowledge of the route and current conditions allows us to confidently craft custom adventures for our clientele.

Fisher Chimneys

The Fisher Chimneys is one of the most elegant alpine climbs in the Pacific Northwest. The route winds its way through the best terrain on Mount Shuksan, and includes elements of rock climbing, ice climbing,and glacier travel. The route is divided into several distinct sections: The Fisher Chimneys, the Upper Curtis Glacier, the Sulphide Glacier, and Mount Shuksan’s infamous summit pyramid.

Baker Mountain Guides believes that mountains can leave an impression upon us, and few mountains are more impressive than Mount Shuksan. Discover your inspiration with our knowledgeable and personable guides on a customized ascent of the Fisher Chimneys.

Sulphide Glacier

The Sulphide Glacier is a surprisingly moderate climb on a beautiful and complex mountain. Despite Mount Shuksan’s dramatic appearance, the Sulphide Glacier has few technical difficulties. Novice mountaineers will enjoy the casual introduction to glacier travel, and the modest challenge of the summit pyramid. All climbers will appreciate Mount Shuksan’s spectacular form. The scenery alone is worth the endeavor.

Baker Mountain Guides believes that mountains can leave an impression upon us, and few mountains are more impressive than Mount Shuksan. Discover your inspiration with our knowledgeable and personable guides on a customized ascent of the Sulphide Glacier.

West Ridge

The West Ridge of Forbidden Peak is an exhilarating alpine adventure deep within the heart of North Cascades National Park. The route involves a technical ascent to the ridge crest via steep snow or moderate rock, followed by wild and exposed ridge climbing to the summit. Highlights include knife edge traverses, and short steps of rock up to 5.6.

Boston Basin, Forbidden Peak, and the surrounding mountains and glaciers form an inspiring alpine paradise that cries out to be explored. Confidently push your limits with one of our experienced guides on a customized ascent of the West Ridge of Forbidden.

Emmons Glacier

The Emmons Glacier is not only the biggest glacier on Mount Rainier, but in all the contiguous Unites States as well. It’s size and elevation make for a grandiose alpine experience, complete with giant seracs, massive icefalls, gaping crevasses, and endless alpine scenery. With over 10,000 feet of elevation gain, the Emmons Glacier is a challenging and rewarding climb.

Baker Mountain Guides has extensive experience guiding clients to the summit of Mount Rainier. Our exclusive Emmons Glacier program is designed to be of the highest quality. Our clientele can expect excellent customer service, fellowship, and amenity from our personable guides.

Kautz Glacier

Rising over 9000 feet from the trailhead, The Kautz Glacier is a superb and aesthetic route up the middle of Mount Rainier’s massive South Face. Meadows of wildflowers, tumbling icefalls, and steep snow slopes lead to an exposed and spectacular high camp. The crux of the route involves 2000 feet of technical climbing up the infamous Kautz Ice Chute on summit day.

Baker Mountain Guides has extensive experience guiding clients to the summit of Mount Rainier. Our exclusive Kautz Glacier program is designed to be of the highest quality. Our clientele can expect excellent customer service, fellowship, and amenity from our personable guides.

North Twin Sister

North Twin Sister may be one of the most unique mountaineering day trips in all the Cascades. The West Ridge offers superb alpine rock climbing, exciting exposure, and world-class views of both the Pacific Ocean and Mount Baker. Many route variations allow our guides to customize the difficulty for climbers of all abilities. Steep snow on the north face makes for a quick descent and adds variety to an exceptional day of adventure.

The Twin Sister Range is a wild and rugged alpine rock mecca, guarded by private land. Baker Mountain Guides’ unique relationship with the landowner allows us to drive right to the base of the mountains.

Mount Baker Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is both an exhilarating sport, and great preparation for alpine adventures. Our year-round Mount Baker Ice Climbing program is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics. Modern equipment makes ice climbing achievable but requires specialized techniques. Guests can expect to learn fundamentals of axe placement, footwork, movement, and efficiency. If time allows, we’ll cover ice anchors as well.

Our instructors are all competent ice climbers who are eager to share their comprehensive knowledge and passion for the sport. Begin your ice climbing education with Baker Mountain Guides and access a world of alpine possibilities!