6 person Mount Baker 3.5 Day Mountaineering Expedition - Youth Dynamics
6 person 3.5 day Mount Baker Mountaineering Expedition. Must fill all 6 slots.
It’s an invitation to unplug, reflect, and bring your life back into focus.
Upon arrival in Burlington, you will meet the YD staff, issue packs and gear, participate in “icebreakers” and group building activities, and then drive to the Mt. Baker trailhead. After lunch, you will hike/climb approxi-mately 4 miles (about 2,500 feet elevation gain) and set up camp alongside a spectacular glacier. Evening dis-cussions focus on team building.
After breakfast and a short “quiet time”, you will con-tinue your ascent up steep snowfields, stopping along the way for safety instruction. The afternoon glacier ascent to “advanced base camp” is exhilarating! After camp setup, evening discussions focus on preparations for the summit attempt.
Rising hours before sunrise, climbers strap on crampons, rope up, and ascend the long, steep slopes leading to the 10,778 foot volcanic summit. After a long physically and emotionally draining day, climbers arrive back in camp late in the day to warm sleeping bags and a well deserved nap. That evening and the next morning can be spent relaxing with your new friends or exploring cre-vasses and doing a little ice climbing.
Climbing Mt. Baker requires commitment and teamwork! (*NOTE: Mountaineering is a physically emotionally and mentally challenging activity requiring good health, strong knees and back, a good attitude and lots of perseverance.) You should expect to be challenged as you participate in this program! Get ready for an experience you will NEVER forget!!!
4 Day - Mt Baker Climb Trip Overview
Program Starts: 9am at Stonewater Ranch
Or 12pm at Burlington YD
Program Ends: 5pm at Burlington YD
Participant number: Min 6 / Max 9
Day 1: Get to know one another Issue equipment Drive to trailhead, Hike to Base camp
Day 2:: Snow school and various other climbing tech-niques needed for the journey. Possible movement of camp
Day 3: Potential Summit day
Day 4: Break camp and hike out De-issue gear at Stonewater or Burlington Close out trip & head home
Medical Release Form (signed on both sides!) Over-the-Counter Medication Release form $5/day for Trailpark Pass for vehicle parking $ for food on the way home 2 pair heavy wool socks and polypro liner socks (no cotton) Shorts, lightweight, quick drying 3 pair underwear 2 cotton t-shirts, short or long sleeve Bathing suit (1-piece best under wetsuits) Wool/Synthetic hat that covers ears Hat with brim for sun protection Sunglasses & strap Headlamp Medium weight hiking boots Sneakers/camp shoes Small toiletry kit: toothbrush, small tube toothpaste, chapstick, SUNSCREEN, insect repellent
Items we provide
if you don’t have them: 1 pair wool/fleece pants 1 warm wool/fleece sweater Polypropylene/Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom) Rain Jacket and pants Backpack ~5000 cubic inches Sleeping bag (synthetic material or mummy style bag. No flannel, down, or cotton sleep-ing bags) Sleeping pad (no open-cell foam) Sturdy plastic bowl, thermal cup, & spoon “Nalgene” style water bottle Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
Optional Equipment: camera/film, clean clothes for after trip, garbage bags
Do not bring: Drugs, alcohol, tobacco Cell phones! and other electronic devices
It’s an invitation to embrace and live the Adventure, the Adventure life was designed to be.
Stonewater Ranch is YD’s 158 acre youth ministry facility tucked in the heart of the Cascades, just 30 minutes from Steven’s Pass and Leavenworth. Facilitating adventure trips, leadership training, and retreats for teens, young adults, and youth workers.