The North Ridge of Kulshan

Length:3 days
Price:1 climber $1,875
2 $1,275 per climber
Dates:Custom dates are available in July and August
Location:Roosevelt Glacier

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.

The North Ridge is THE classic alpine ice climb on Kulshan. Our climb will begin by hiking in along the Heliotrope Ridge trail.  We will look to set up our camp somewhere between 6 and 7,000 feet on the mountain.  Summit attempt day will start early ascending the North Ridge, climbing towards the steep ice cliff where we may encounter alpine ice up to 70 degrees steep!

After some more pitches of steep snow and ice we will reach the summit plateau leading us to the true peak.  Our descent will take us down the Coleman – Deming, and eventually back to camp.  Day three will entail breaking camp and hiking back out to the trail head.

The North Ridge of Kulshan is definitely one of the more attainable advanced routes in the North Cascades.  Climbers must be at a high level of physical fitness and have previous ice climbing experience.

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North Ridge of Baker

Roosevelt Glacier

The North Ridge of Baker is a long and challenging alpine ice route. It includes steep glacier travel and endless pitches of snow. But the highlight is a stretch of perfect ice as the route climbs onto the summit ice-cap. This climb is physically demanding, and requires solid ice-climbing skills.

Style:Alpine ice up to AI3, steep snow and complex glacier travel
Skill Level:Advanced
North Ridge Cave

"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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