Mt. Baker Climb | Miyar Adventures

Join Us on a 3 Day Mount Baker Climb

Join us for 3 days of climbing to the summit of one of North America’s most sought after peaks, Mount Baker. We take either the Easton Glacier or Coleman-Demming route with challenging route-finding through icefalls, seracs, and around large crevasses. Before summiting Mount Baker, you will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe glacier travel such as ice axe arrest, the use of crampons, and how to attach to a rope as a member of a rope team.

The Miyar Adventures Mount Baker climb is a great introduction to mountaineering in Washington. Our professional guides will help navigate the route, home to mountain streams, blue glaciers, and vistas spanning to the Puget Sound. This amazing setting will be our classroom as we learn and practice the do’s and don’ts of alpine travel.

In preparation for the trip, guides will help each participant find the elusive balance between packing too much and leaving something critical behind. After this trip you will have the skills and experience necessary to participate in intermediate climbs such as a climb of Mt. Shuksan, more challenging routes on Mt. Baker, and climbs of other peaks in the Cascades and potentially overseas. Previous backpacking experience is highly recommended.

Skills Covered during the Mount Baker climb:

  • Selection of personal equipment and packing for a glacier climb
  • Ice axe positions and self-arrest techniques
  • Use of crampons
  • Walking techniques with and without crampons
  • Climbing knots
  • Glacier travel skills and rope management
  • Navigation and route finding
  • Hazard assessment
  • Cold weather camping skills
  • Leave No Trace

Please note: Gear checks are a must and should be scheduled before your trip. Join us every Thursday 06-08PM at our sister store, Ascent Outdoors, for a thorough gear check. This way, we ensure you have the right equipment and all the items on your gear checklist. If your trip doesn't start on Friday, we can check for a custom gear check day/time with guides if needed.


  • Stoves
  • Tents
  • Group climbing equipment
  • Guide services
  • Pre-trip planning information
  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
  • Discounted gear purchases and rentals

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Travel and evacuation insurance
  • Gratuities for guides

Sample Itinerary for the Coleman-Demming Route

Note: Depending on weather conditions, we may change the summit day to the second day of the itinerary and sleep in on the third day for a relaxed hike out. There could be other changes due to bad weather, unsafe route conditions, and other reasons beyond our control.

Day 1 : Hike to the base camp
Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area and set up carpools. Drive from Seattle to the trailhead (3,700 feet). Approximate driving time is 2.5 hours. Listen to a trip briefing at the trailhead. Hike to base camp at Hogsback camp (5,900 feet). Approximate hiking time is 3 to 4 hours. Set up camp with the help of your guides. Learn how to use your boots to kick steps and practice basic ice axe skills.
Day 2 : Snow Skills Clinic
Practice snow walking techniques, ice axe skills, and learn how to use crampons. Learn the ropes: knots, rope management, rope team travel, anchors Set up rope teams. Pack your backpack for summit day of your Mount Baker Climb
Day 3 : To the Summit
Summit day begins with an alpine start. This is between 12am and 2am depending upon the weather, route conditions, and the condition of our team. Rope-up and start climbing between 1am and 3am. We should summit between 7am and 9am, depending on conditions. Pack-up and head back to the cars and celebrate a great climb!


  • Eve Jakubowski

    I was part of a group that summitted Mt. Baker in early August this year. Overall, it was a great experience. I went into it not knowing what to expect from a guided climb (my past few had been unguided) and was pleasantly surprised. I was concerned that I'd be bored, but was happy to find that they did a great job juggling our group's varying skill levels, and I walked away feeling like I had learned and progressed as a climber. Ben and Anthony are both very knowledgeable (you can always learn from guides, it just depends how much time they have to teach!) and I found myself getting a bunch of new experiences even just in the 24 hours that we climbed. I was also impressed by their abilities to read us and judge when clients needed encouraging or advice. They did a great job managing us, and I remember the moment that my attitude turned from "this isn't going to happen but it's still experience" to "holy crap, we have a shot!" After toughing it out through some rain, blustering winds, and low visibility, the skies cleared up and we had our chance. Thanks to Ben and Anthony for the positive attitudes and guidance that weekend! I'd definitely join them again in the future.

    Eve Jakubowski
  • Climbing Mt Baker

    What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.

    Harshit Shah
  • View of the North Cascades from Mt Baker

    This was my first time technical/glacier climb under great guides assistance & summited Mt. Baker & can't wait for more to come, see you soon ;)

    Zuzana Svitek
  • Mt Baker

    If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!

    Monica Henry
  • Star Trails over Mt Baker

    I've climbed Rainier and Baker (+several other training hikes) with Sandeep and other guides from Miyar Adventures. The climbs were made super fun, safe, and informational. With Sandeep's detailed prior planning, extensive know-how of the mountaineering practices, and long climbing experience, you know the climb is going to be safe with great chances of summit. Before all big climbs, Sandeep does an indoor session to discuss the itinerary and answer any concerns. You'll definitely learn a lot whenever you spend time with Sandeep. He has expertise in all forms of climbing: mountaineering, rock and ice. So it also makes it easy to try other activities because you already know the guide well. I've taken instructions from few other guides as well and I wouldn't doubt to state that Sandeep is the best guide I've climbed with! He'll keep you motivated and answer your questions with patience. He'd have fun stories to tell from his rescue ops, first ascents, or other hard climbs. He is ready to make adjustments based on the preferences of the group which is a key in making the trip not only successful but also enjoyable. I can't recommend Miyar Adventures enough! Give them a try and you'll be glad you did.

    Prateek Sharma