The Coleman- Deming Glacier route lies the north side of the peak and has some slightly steeper terrain than the Easton. This route tends to be the more popular climb on the peak and offers the climber the chance to experience some steeper snow fields and glacier climbing techniques.
To start of our trip we will hike in on the north side of Mt. Baker via the Heliotrope Ridge trail near the town of Glacier. We will find a suitable place to camp around the 6000 foot elevation level. Our second day allows time for instruction that will be applicable on our summit day. The course day will include instruction in glacier climbing as ell as introducing crevasse rescue skills. The third day we will be up for an alpine start around midnight or a bit later depending on conditions. Our climb will take us up the Coleman Glacier on the north side of the mountain, before wrapping around to the west and the upper portion of the Deming Glacier. We will encounter some steeper terrain before reaching the summit plateau and the actual summit. To descend, we will retrace our climbing route as we head back to camp. Once at camp we will pack up and start our hike out heading back to the Heliotrope trail head.