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Mount Baker Mountaineering Training Trip

July 19-25, 2017

Mount Baker, 10,778', one of the Northwest’s stunning volcanoes, is the ideal place to learn and develop your technical mountaineering skills. On this alumni trip, you will focus your learning on the technical skills required to attain the summit of Mount Baker and similar, snowy peaks. Technical rope work, crampon and ice axe use, snow and ice protection placement, and crevasse rescue training are features on this trip.

For seven days, you will travel and climb on this mountain surrounded by stunning views. You’ll work hard moving over the steep terrain with all your gear on your back, but the scenery will be reward enough. You will also learn the skills to live and travel safely in a mountain environment, and if all goes well, attempt to reach the summit. For NOLS grads only, our training starts with the basics, so novice mountaineers are welcome. We’ll start by helping you select your equipment and pack your pack. We’ll progress through basic living and travel skills on our way to learning the mountaineering skills needed to negotiate glaciated terrain and attempt the summit.



Mount Baker Mountaineering Training
Dates: July 19-25, 2017
Duration: 7 days
Cost: $1,600
College Credit: Not available
Average Age:

38.8 - NOLS graduates only

Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Conway, Washington

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty—weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


This is a challenging trip with full packs, high altitude, a short summit window and a reputation for uneven weather. Luckily, the rewards equal the effort.

Fly in/out: Seattle, Washington
Additional Information:

Trip Description & Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

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Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at


Camp above the clouds !

Photo: Tori Murden McClure

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