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  • A skier enjoys sunshine and soft turns on the Coleman Glacier of Mount Baker.
  • Mount Baker looms over a skier and snowboarder while ascending Colfax Peak.
  • Lead splitboard guide prepares to probe a crevasse crossing during one of our guided ski ascents.

Summer Solstice Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering: 4 Day

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$1,100.00 USD
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$1,100.00 USD

During this 4 day 3 night trip we will travel on the glaciated peaks of Mount Baker and ski down. While summiting Baker is the main objective other options include nearby peaks such as Colfax and Mount Sherman.

We will spend 3 nights basecamp style while taking runs each day. Participants will also learn and practice the skills necessary to safely ascend and descend the glaciated peaks in the North Cascades. On summit day we will time our departure for the best snow quality on the descent. Most routes are moderately angled around 35 degrees. Possible routes include the Coleman-Deming, Squak, or Boulder Glacier Routes.

 

Practical skills

  • Glacier travel on a rope team
  • Practice self arrest
  • Improve skinning ability
  • Practice crevasse rescue
  • Refine winter camp craft
  • Belayed Skiing and rappelling 

 

Best For

  • Strong Intermediate or higher ski ability
  • Ability to ski or ride with a backpack
  • Comfortable skinning in variable snow conditions
  • Moderate or above fitness (ascend 4,700 vertical feet over 4 miles in a full day)
  • Ascend a total of 7,200' of vertical over 12 miles and 4 days 

 

Cancellation Policy

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 20 days before the start date will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 20 days in advance of the start date will be given a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 10 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 60 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
20 or more days before course or trip Full Refund
19 to 14 days before course or trip Refund minus $75 processing fee
13 to 10 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
9 days or less before course start No Refund

 

   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
60 days before trip departure  Full Refund
59 to 45 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
44 days before trip departure  No Refund