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Mt. Baker Fundraising Climb + Ski 2019

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Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station

810 WA-20

Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

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The SheJumps Mt. Baker Fundraising Climb + Ski: an all-women's adventure benefitting SheJumps Wild Skills Youth Initiative.


The heavy winter storms of the Pacific Northwest leave Mt. Baker's Coleman, Deming, and Easton glaciers smooth and blanketed with large fields of white each spring. The perfect playground for skiers who like a LOT of vertical descent. With a day of ski mountaineering training, a majestic northwest summit, and over a vertical mile of turns on the descent, a guided summit ski descent of Mt. Baker is one of the best three day adventures imaginable. The skiing at its steepest reaches 35+ degrees on the Roman Wall. This program is for very fit, advanced skiers with a great sense of adventure.


This trip is open to all individuals who identify as female, are in excellent physical condition, with "advanced" downhill skiing or riding ability, and previous ski touring experience. Participants should feel comfortable on black diamond terrain in ski areas, and be able to ski a variety of off-piste (ungroomed) snow conditions. Participants should be able to ascend and descend 5,000 vertical feet in a day of backcountry touring, carrying a 15-20 lb backpack, or 3,000 vertical feet carrying a 35-40 lb backpack.


Whether you’re a ski mountaineering fanatic, knocking one adventure off the bucket list or want to help inspire a new generation of outdoor women, the SheJumps Mt. Baker Climb + Ski will give you an experience unlike any other. You’ll receive fundraising support, Outdoor Research gear incentives, conditioning recommendations and a community rooting for your success. If you’ve ever wanted to summit & ski one of the world’s most amazing peaks, now’s your chance!

The SheJumps Mt. Baker Fundraising Climb + Ski takes place May 9-12, 2019.


SPIRIT OF THE CLIMB

There is a unique spirit of comradery with all SheJumps events. Endless high fives, gut busting laughs and summit dance parties are just the beginning. We consciously foster a positive energy that exudes encouragement in stride with the technical, physical and emotional challenge at hand. Our all female guides and staff offer support and expertise throughout your training, fundraising and of course, the climb. This is sure to be the experience of a lifetime!


RAISING FUNDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

SheJumps Mt. Baker Climb + Ski contributes to the nonprofit’s Wild Skills program. Wild Skills youth programs teach young girls the survival and technical skills they need for outdoor adventuring. Our events encourage girls to learn new skills, take on challenges and think creatively which develops perseverance and fosters confidence. The funds raised from this climb will help further this vision.


A $350 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Upon submitting your $350 deposit, you will be notified of your acceptance to the climb and directed to complete the Participation Agreement.


You are not officially registered until you have completed & signed the Participation Agreement.

Each climber agrees to fundraise $2000 for SheJumps Wild Skills. This Eventbrite registration/application is in conjunction with your deposit (paid here through Eventbrite). This climb includes transportation during the climb, guiding, and course instruction. Each climber must provide their own transportation to the Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station - carpooling opportunities will be provided. Gratuity for the guides is not included, please budget accordingly; it's greatly appreciated. We highly recommend also purchasing trip insurance for this event.


FAQs

How much do I have to fundraise?

As further detailed in the “Participation Agreement”, each climber agrees to fundraise or be personally responsible for a fundraising total of $2,000 for SheJumps Wild Skills. This amount does not include the deposit. Half of the Fundraising Total due to SheJumps by February 9, 2019 (“Midpoint Fundraising Deadline”), and the other half of the Fundraising Total due to SheJumps by May 6, 2019, (“Final Fundraising Deadline”).


What is Wild Skills?

Wild Skills youth events teach young girls the survival and technical skills they need for outdoor adventuring. These skills can be applied in any season and include first aid, navigation, leave no trace and shelter building. Our events encourage girls to learn new skills, take on challenges and think creatively which develops perseverance and fosters confidence. Our goal is to see girls learning, having fun and connecting in an encouraging environment with amazing instruction and support from female mentors. We want Wild Skills to be an experience they will remember, one that will spark a lifetime of passion for the outdoors and will remind them that they are capable of anything. The funds raised from this climb will help further this vision.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. This is a very popular climb with a long list of climbers waiting to participate, we will release open spots to the waitlist.


If I have to cancel for some reason, do I get my deposit back?

No. Your deposit is non-refundable. The closer we get to the course, the harder it will be for us to fill your spot. We recommend looking into options for trip interruption/cancellation insurance.


What does the climb include?

The climb covers your transportation during the climb and guiding/instruction. It does not cover your transportation to and from Sedro Wooley Ranger Station.


How fit do I need to be?

You need to be in the best shape of your life. We will help you prepare for this adventure with many helpful training suggestions but it’s on you to be ready. Learn more by clicking here.


Do I need to have climbing, skiing or mountaineering experience?

Yes. and YES! This trip is open to all individuals who identify with the women’s community who are in excellent physical condition, with "Advanced" downhill skiing or riding ability, and previous ski touring experience. Participants should feel comfortable on black diamond terrain in ski areas, skiing in a variety of off-piste (ungroomed) snow conditions. Participants should be able to ascend and descend 5,000' vertical feet in a day of backcountry touring, carrying a 15-20 lb backpack, or 3,000' vertical feet carrying a 35-40 lb backpack.


What kind of gear do I need?

You’ll need everything necessary to climb and ski a big mountain. If you’re unsure of what those items are then this probably isn’t the right trip for you. Check out the full gear list here.


What’s the itinerary?

Day 1 The team gathers at The Three Rivers Inn located in Sedro-Woolley, WA to do some team building exercises and grab dinner before embarking on the mountain adventure.

Day 2 We meet up with the guides at the Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station, gear check and distribute team gear. We then travel to the trailhead and make our way up the mountain, setting up camp near the Easton Glacier (6,000’). We’ll spend the remainder of the day reviewing avalanche transceivers and becoming familiar with safety gear.

Day 3 We spend the whole day in Ski Mountaineering Day School practicing basic mountaineering skills including; use of helmets, harnesses, and avalanche transceivers, boot cramponing while carrying skis, ski cramponing, proper use of our ice axe, self and team arrest, and roped skiing and glacier travel techniques. Our first priority is the safety of all team members. During the School you will be asked to demonstrate that your fitness will allow you to climb safely, and that you are able to perform the new climbing skills proficiently. We will continue to assess each team member throughout the course of the training and the climb. After the day of skills training we return to camp where we make our final summit preparations, enjoy dinner, and go to bed early for the next day's climb.

Day 4 Is our summit climb and glorious ski descent! The day begins with a pre-dawn alpine start giving us plenty of time for this full day of climbing & skiing. The Easton Glacier is a fun, moderate climb on which we employ our cramponing, route finding and navigational skills, as we ascend slowly, making our way past crevasses to the 9,600’ Sherman Crater immediately south of the summit. From here, it is usually about an hour to the top, and the climb above involves a short section of 30 degree climbing. This is the steepest section of the climb often requiring us to carry skis on our packs and ascend using crampons. After enjoying the views and summit congratulations we click into our skis for the 5000' of glacier skiing back to camp. An early lunch is in order after the climb and then we pack up and descend back to the trailhead. We generally arrive back at the town of Sedro-Woolley by early afternoon where we gather as a team to celebrate our adventure.


Is food provided on the trip?

No. But we will provide all the information you need in order to prep your own.


More questions?

Contact Christy Pelland: cpelland@shejumps.org


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