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Mt Baker Climb
Climbing Mt Baker with Josh and Arlo, August 2007. I think we were the only folks to make it up to the top that day.
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Mt Baker

Mt Baker
Jorma and Josh heading up the Heliotrope trail.

Jorma and Josh heading up the Heliotrope trail.
Coleman-Deming route on Mt Baker.

Coleman-Deming route on Mt Baker.
Self portrait taken on the Black Buttes.

Self portrait taken on the Black Buttes.
Josh Wirth and my brother, Arlo.

Josh Wirth and my brother, Arlo.
Our base camp. Nice sheltered spot below the Black Buttes.

Our base camp. Nice sheltered spot below the Black Buttes.
Josh Wirth at base camp.

Josh Wirth at base camp.
Looking south from the top of the Black Buttes.

Looking south from the top of the Black Buttes.
Coleman-Deming route up Mt Baker. You can just barely see our tent next to the rocks in the lower right.

Coleman-Deming route up Mt Baker. You can just barely see our tent next to the rocks in the lower right.
Getting gear organized for an early start the next morning.

Getting gear organized for an early start the next morning.
Morning of the climb. Talking to other climbers about conditions and their summit plan. They ended up bagging their summit attempt due to the bad weather and decided to head down.

Morning of the climb. Talking to other climbers about conditions and their summit plan. They ended up bagging their summit attempt due to the bad weather and decided to head down.
On the upper glacier things start opening up a bit. Weather would clear for a minute, then more clouds would roll back in. Having a GPS was pretty crucial.

On the upper glacier things start opening up a bit. Weather would clear for a minute, then more clouds would roll back in. Having a GPS was pretty crucial.
Crossing over a crevasse.

Crossing over a crevasse.
Arlo on the rope.

Arlo on the rope.
Heading up...

Heading up…
A fresh dump of snow coating the trail (in August!)... sun starting to break through.

A fresh dump of snow coating the trail (in August!)… sun starting to break through.
Arlo taking a break just before the last climb to the summit.

Arlo taking a break just before the last climb to the summit.
Looking down at Colefax Peak.

Looking down at Colefax Peak.
Arlo and Jorma on the summit.

Arlo and Jorma on the summit.
Josh, Arlo and Jorma on the summit of Mt Baker.

Josh, Arlo and Jorma on the summit of Mt Baker.
After only about five minutes on the summit the weather turned and visibility started dropping so we started heading down quickly.

After only about five minutes on the summit the weather turned and visibility started dropping so we started heading down quickly.
Heading down.

Heading down.
and down....

and down….
Weather starting to clear as we approach the saddle near the summit.

Weather starting to clear as we approach the saddle near the summit.
Off the glacier. Wildflowers on the Heliotrope trail.

Off the glacier. Wildflowers on the Heliotrope trail.
Wildflowers on the Heliotrope trail.

Wildflowers on the Heliotrope trail.