Climbing Baker, Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Olympus

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Team Asha Climbing Program helps individuals to train and get ready physically and mentally for the climbs. The climbs to these peaks are guided and our guiding partner is Miyar Adventures. The participants get to form new friends and have a feel of a community while learning trail etiquette, training regime, new skills such as traveling on snow, rock, climbs to Camp Muir, atop Mount Adams in their training plan before climbing their objective climbs listed below.

Guiding + Service Cost + Snow skills: $675 + $100 + $100 = $875(1)

Fundraising Goal: $800(1+)

Skill/Fitness Needs: Entry Level Basic Climb(2)(3)

The July 8 – 12 Baker Climb is Mountaineering course the fees for which are below

Guiding + Service Cost + Snow skills: $875 + $100 + $100 = $1075(1)

Fundraising Goal: $800(1+)

Skill/Fitness Needs: Entry Level Basic Climb(2)(3)

  • Day 1:
    • Drive from Seattle to Heliotrope Ridge TH (3,700 Ft)
    • Hike to Hogsback camp (5,900 feet)
    • Setup Camp. Practice some skills, Dinner
  • Day 2:
    • Rest Day, practice rope management/snow skills
    • Hydrate, eat and sleep early
    • Wake up 11 pm, Gear-up and start climbing by mid-night
  • Day 3:
    • Summit early morning, enjoy the moment! (Summit 10,781 Ft)
    • Climb down to base camp
    • Pack up tents & hike down to the TH, drive back to Seattle

Guiding + Service Cost + Snow Skills: $750 + $100 + $100 = $950(1)

Fundraising Goal: $800(1+)

Skill/Fitness Needs: Entry Level Basic Climb(2)(3)

  • Day 1: 10 miles, 3700’ Gain
    • Drive from Seattle to North Folk Sauk Trailhead.
    • Hike to White Pass (5,904 ft.)
    • Setup Camp. Dinner
  • Day 2: 5 miles, 2300’ Gain
    • Hike to Glacier Gap (7000’)
    • Hydrate, eat and sleep early
    • Wake up 11 pm, Gear-up and start climbing by mid-night
  • Day 3: 14 miles, 3500’ gain, 5800’ loss
    • Summit at 10,500 ft.
    • Climb down to lower camp
  • Day 4: 6 miles, 3500’ Loss
    • Pack up tents & hike down to the TH, drive back to Seattle

Guiding + Service Cost + Snow Skills + Rock Skills: $750 + $100 + $100 + 105(5) = $1055(1)

Fundraising Goal: $800(1+)

Skill/Fitness Needs: Entry Level Basic Climb(2)(3)(4)

  • Day 1:
    • Drive from Seattle to the Trailhead (2,500 feet).
    • Hike to Basecamp (5,500 feet)
    • Setup Camp. Practice some skills, Dinner
  • Day 2:
    • Rest Day, practice rope management/snow skills
    • Hydrate, eat and sleep early
    • Wake up 11 pm, Gear-up and start climbing by mid-night
  • Day 3:
    • Get to base of the rock gully by early morning.
    • Climb steep rock/snow to the summit (Summit 9,131’ Ft)
    • Back to basecamp to the TH, drive back to Seattle

Guiding + Service Cost + Snow Skills + Rock Skilss: $750 + $100 + $100 + $105(5) = $1055(1)

Fundraising Goal: $800(1)

Skill/Fitness Needs: Entry Level Basic Climb(2)(3)(4)

  • Day 1:
    • We meet in Seattle and drive to the Hoh River Trailhead
    • Our Mount Olympus climb starts with a comfortable walk through the mystical Hoh Valley
    • We cover about ten miles on this day, but will hardly notice the change in elevation. 10 miles, 400’ gain.
  • Day 2:
    • As today’s trail steepens, we exit the rainforest for higher ground and approach alpine territory
    • Nearing the tree line lies our base camp, Glacier Meadows
    • We use this evening to review our summit plans, and turn in early to rest for the big day ahead. 7.5 miles, 3300’ gain
  • Day 3:
    • We wake early for the Mount Olympus summit.
    • Our route crosses the Blue Glacier and ascends the Snow Dome at 6600’.
    • The ice conditions will determine our next move, which may involve maneuvering around the false summit
    • The final push involves two short pitches in order to scale the summit
    • We make our way back to Glacier Meadows, where we may want to rest for the night if we had a particularly tough day.
    • Alternatively we can pack up and head down to Lewis Meadow to make a short day hiking out tomorrow. Up to 16.5 miles, 3700’ gain, 7000’ loss.
  • Day 4
    • We wake early and break camp.
    • Today we enjoy a long walk through the dense forest to the trailhead.
    • It may be a somber drive through the scenic countryside as we say goodbye to this incredible park. 10 miles, 400’ loss.

(1) The $100 Asha service cost is non refundable
(1+) In case the registered participant cannot attend this objective hike, s/he shall pledge to raise a minimum of $500. This will be waived for documented medical emergencies only. No exceptions.

(2) The participant/athlete should commit to train and be ready for 4 mile trail at a pace of 2 mph with a gain of 3000 feet in a day and with a 30 lb-backpack on them.
(3) The participant/athlete should also train to be able to hike about 14 miles in a day at a pace of 2 mph with a total gain of 7000 feet wearing a 40 lb-backpack at the start of the day.
(4) The participant should be committed to spend time either on their own or with the team so as to prepare mentally for moving on exposed rock. The team will organize trips to Class 3 and 4 scrambles in the month of May.
(5) Unless shown that the participant does indoor/outdoor climbing and rappels, they shall register for ‘Intro to Rock’ course with our guiding partner.
(6) Above timeline is subject to change depending on the weather considerations.
(7) The route selection is solely decided by our guiding partner depending on the snow conditions on the mountain and that may be deem necessary based on hazard evaluations considered for the trip.

  • Pay the amount fee via Venmo/Zelle to accounts@miyaradventures.com. Once you have transferred the money, please email the screenshot of the receipt to payment-receipts@ashanet.org
  • Includes permits for Baker climb and an experience trip to Mount Adams (depending on conditions)
  • Includes Stoves/Cook kits, tents (Baker trip only), group climbing equipment, guide services
  • Includes Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing & gear
  • Includes Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
  • Includes one-day instructional day learning skills on a snow slope
  • Does not include transportation
  • Does not include tents for a trip to Mount Adams or Mount Saint Helens
  • Does not include lunch, snacks or dinner
  • Does not include gratuities for guides
  • Does not account towards your fundraising goal.