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Mt Baker Climb 09'
Summit attempt on Mt Baker in the North Cascades with friend Ron. Didn't make it to the top, but it was still great to get up there and climb out onto those glaciers.
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Jorma and Ron on the Heliotrope trail... heading up to the Mt Baker Coleman/Deming summit route.

Jorma and Ron on the Heliotrope trail… heading up to the Mt Baker Coleman/Deming summit route.
Ice crystals on the trail from the night before. Suddenly feeling like summer is over.

Ice crystals on the trail from the night before. Suddenly feeling like summer is over.
Roosevelt and Coleman glaciers on Mt Baker.

Roosevelt and Coleman glaciers on Mt Baker.
Mt Baker... nice sunny day.

Mt Baker… nice sunny day.
Ice crystals.

Ice crystals.
On the glacier... another party heading down.

On the glacier… another party heading down.
Basecamp below the Black Buttes. Summit route is through the glaciers to the saddle on the right, then up to the summit via the Roman wall.

Basecamp below the Black Buttes. Summit route is through the glaciers to the saddle on the right, then up to the summit via the Roman wall.
Sunset

Sunset
Jorma and Ron.

Jorma and Ron.
Clear calm night.... heavy winds soon picked up after dark.

Clear calm night…. heavy winds soon picked up after dark.
Waking to morning clouds... more weather moving in.

Waking to morning clouds… more weather moving in.
Very strong wind gusts at camp, and heavy winds viewable at the summit... summit attempt is off.

Very strong wind gusts at camp, and heavy winds viewable at the summit… summit attempt is off.
Crazy fractal clouds.

Crazy fractal clouds.
Mt Baker with weather front coming in strong and fast.

Mt Baker with weather front coming in strong and fast.
Mt Baker and Colfax peak.

Mt Baker and Colfax peak.
Amazing clouds...

Amazing clouds…
Ron and Jorma, getting ready to head down before the weather hits.

Ron and Jorma, getting ready to head down before the weather hits.
Ron taking a look down into the frozen blue abyss.

Ron taking a look down into the frozen blue abyss.
Crevasse on Mt Baker.

Crevasse on Mt Baker.
Whiteout on top of Baker... glad we didn't try to summit.

Whiteout on top of Baker… glad we didn't try to summit.
Weather getting worse... first storm of Autumn has arrived.

Weather getting worse… first storm of Autumn has arrived.
Storm clouds.

Storm clouds.
Anybody know what this plant is called?

Anybody know what this plant is called?
Creek on Heliotrope trail.

Creek on Heliotrope trail.