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.

Coleman Headwall

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.

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.

North Face

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.

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.