The Coleman-Deming Glacier route lies the north side of the peak and is similar in difficulty to the Easton Glacier. The C-D route is the most popular climb on the peak and offers the climber the chance to experience some steeper snowfields and glacier climbing techniques.
To start of our trip we will hike in on the north side of Mount Baker via the Heliotrope Ridge trail near the town of Glacier. We will find a suitable place to camp between six and seven thousand feet and instruct or review fundamental skills. 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 well 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 Mount Baker 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.