Mt. Baker - Squak Glacier (ski)

The Squak is one of our favorite ski routes on Mt. Baker -- with fewer people than the Easton and a fairly direct south-facing route, it is well-situated for some of the most asthetic corn skiing in Washington! While the route involves predominantly moderate skiing, the summit is gained by via the steeper Roman Wall and the exit from the Squak can involve some brushy skiing. 

Ski Mountaineering Course

This course is designed for the experienced backcountry skier or splitboarder looking to get into more technical objectives in glaciated terrain. Skis are the perfect tools for climbing (and descending) peaks as they allow us to move quickly and cover a lot of terrain. These camps typically take place utilizing both Washington Pass and Mount Baker, and if the weather cooperates, we finish up with a descent of Mount Baker, truly one of the most classic snow descents in the lower 48.

Mount Baker Climbing

Mt. Baker has the distinction of being the third tallest mountain in Washington and was once thought to be the most active volcano in the Cascade chain. (This was just prior to the eruption of Mt St. Helens in 1980!) Now this massive snow and ice covered peak offers one of the best alpine training grounds for learning snow and ice climbing, glacier travel skills and as a place to prepare for higher peaks around the world.

Join NCMG for a custom climb of this massive peak.

Mount Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier

Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier is the perfect introductory alpine climb, combining moderate glacier travel with a beautiful summit pyramid.  In early season the Sulphide Glacier is also the perfect ski mountaineering objective with long, wide open skiing on an impressive, but not too intimidating, glacier.  The Sulphide Glacier is one of Mount Shuksan’s largest glaciers which slowly ramps up to the final summit pyramid.  The climbing on the summit pyramid involves steep snow and moderate rock which takes you to the tiny perch of the true summit.  The views from here include Mt.

Mount Shuksan - Fischer Chimneys

Mt. Shuksan, 9,127’, via the Fisher Chimneys and the SE Ridge combines moderate rock climbing (up to 5.2), short steep snow and ice sections and spectacular glaciers on one of the most picturesque mountains in the world.  The Fisher Chimneys portion of the climb ascend the imposing West face of the mountain, skirting the difficulties by using an intricate series of ramps and gullies to reach the upper glaciers and eventually the final summit pyramid.
 

Mount Baker - North Ridge

The North Ridge of Mount Baker is one of the classic north face routes in the Washington Cascades.  Similar to the other classics such as Liberty Ridge on Mount Rainier, the north ridge combines massive glaciers and steep alpine ice climbing that leads directly to the summit of this 10,781′ volcano.  The season for this route is fairly long with good summer climbing conditions usually starting in May and lasting through September.

Mount Baker - Easton Glacier

Mt. Baker has the distinction of being the third tallest mountain in Washington and was once thought to be the most active volcano in the Cascade chain. (This was just prior to the eruption of Mt St. Helens in 1980!) Now this massive snow and ice covered peak offers one of the best alpine training grounds for learning snow and ice climbing, glacier travel skills and as a place to prepare for higher peaks around the world.
 

Mount Baker - Coleman Deming Glacier

Mt. Baker has the distinction of being the third tallest mountain in Washington and was once thought to be the most active volcano in the Cascade chain. (This was just prior to the eruption of Mt St. Helens in 1980!) Now this massive snow and ice covered peak offers one of the best alpine training grounds for learning snow and ice climbing, glacier travel skills and as a place to prepare for higher peaks around the world.
 

Mount Baker Skiing

Mount Baker, at 10,781 feet, is one of the premier ski mountaineering objectives in the lower 48. With numerous routes on multiple aspects, there are lots of options for any skier looking for a glaciated ski adventure. Whether you're after one of the longest corn runs of your life, or more technical climbing and skiing, we can create a custom trip for you!