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.
Often overlooked, the Twin Sisters Range sits in plain sight between Mount Baker and the Pacific Ocean. The jagged summits of the North and South Twin Sisters stand like sentinels over an alpine rock climbing paradise. Blood orange rock born deep within the earth’s mantle creates an otherworldly landscape, and infrequent use gives the range a wild and remote character. Up every valley there are soaring summits and spires for adventurers of all abilities.
Baker Mountain Guides offers vehicular access to alpine rock climbing adventures in the Twin Sisters. Our relationship with local land managers allows us to drive right to the base of the best routes in the range.
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.
The North Face could be considered Mount Shuksan’s tour de force. Few Cascadian objectives offer climbing as diverse or engaging. The North Face involves thousands of feet of exposed and technical snow and ice climbing. In full, the route ascends and descends the Fisher Chimneys, crosses four glaciers, and circumnavigates the summit pyramid. There is no better way to experience all of Mount Shuksan.
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 North Face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coleman Headwall is one of the most impressive features in the North Cascades. Like an icy Sentinel, it stands guard over the north side of Mount Baker. From the edge of the glacier, The Coleman Headwall rises over 2000 feet directly to the summit. Depending on the season, route conditions can range from steep snow to endless pitches of ice. Crevasses and bergschrunds add to the challenge.
Baker Mountain Guides proudly offers an exceptional experience on the Coleman Headwall. Our intimate local knowledge of the route and current conditions allows us to confidently craft custom adventures for our clientele.