Easton Glacier – Kulshan

Length:3 days
Price:1 climber $1,875
2 climbers $1,275
3 climbers $1,150 per person
Dates:July 1-3, 2024

Custom dates are available in July and August
Location:Mount Baker

Kulshan is the name given to the mountain by the indigenous who first named it. Modern climbers commonly use this name for the peak most well-known as Mount Baker.

Kulshan’s Easton Glacier is one of it’s largest, and is one of the best routes for reaching the summit. route requires navigating crevassed glaciers, and a steep headwall to reach the summit. It’s a great climb for folks who enjoy traveling in big glacier country on one of the snowiest mountains in the lower 48. It’s also a great trip to build your skills on glaciers, including crevasse rescue fundamentals. And it’s a great stepping stone to Mount Rainier.

For this climb we will start out hiking along the Park Butte trail as we climb up towards the end of the Easton Glacier.  The first day will total about 3000 feet of elevation gain in about five miles. We will be up and moving before the sun comes up, setting out from camp as we climb the Easton Glacier, pass the Sherman Crater vents and eventually onto the summit.  Our descent will follow our line of ascent, heading back to the comfort of Sandy Camp.  On the third day, we break camp and hike back out to the trail head.

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Easton Glacier

Mount Baker

The Easton Glacier is a good alternative to the Coleman-Deming. It’s similar difficulty, but often has different snow and glacier conditions. We may interchange these two routes to find the best climbing conditions, depending on time of year and weather.

Style:Glacier travel and steep snow
Skill Level:Entry-level
Glacier travel

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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  • There are no prerequisites to join this trip – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!
  • Excellent physical fitness is required
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