Coleman Glacier, the largest of Baker’s dozen-plus glaciers is primarily what we climbed to the Roman Wall which seems endless while at this point. With the overall hike being intermediate, it makes for an exceptionally acceptable hike to everyone. Because of taking the opportunity to document this experience, the camera equipment had increased the weight of my backpack to 50+lbs not including the Quadcopter and accessories Brandon helped in summiting. From all of the footage this had made for one of the more challenging videos to put together reaching over 40 hours in editing trying to squeeze it in 10 minutes 3 seconds, which I feel is pushing it.
UNOFFICIALLY RECORDED, Bryan Dudas & Brandon Rojas were first to make flight using a drone on Grant Peak – Mt. Baker Summit in Washington State, USA, on 6 October, 2015 @ 12:30pm.
I had the privilege to hike with Brandon who just finished walking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada by “taking the path of most resistance.”
Coleman Glacier, an absolute must climb for everyone. 15 years viewing the mountain would never be the same after summiting it on October 6, 2015. After all, life in reality is simple…. We only make it complicated. After climbing any summit, one will realize the simplicity in living in the outdoors with the proper knowledge and equipment.
Through Brandon’s expertise and knowledge in crossing the PCT of 2,665 miles in 120 days and 22 zero miles days made this hike effortless to him. There is definitely an advantage of being in SHAPE.
It took a mere 4 hours (5.56 miles total ascend 5,271ft) from the Trail head to Base Camp and another 5 hours (3.76 miles to the summit at 10,781 ft.) In comparison to having someone in shape does it in 6 hours to summit beginning at 2am and returning to the trail head in 5 hours. However, there is no rush to absorbing the incredible beauty of this mountain in 2 days 🙂
3 Main Items will make your climb more enjoyable (Saving Weight):
1) Quality Light Weight Shelter
2) Quality Lightweight Backpack
3) Quality Lightweight Sleeping Bag & Pad
Also bringing the LIGHTEST most COMPACT highest CALORIE Food (Balance between weight & nutrition)
October 5, 2015:
Left Trailhead: 14:20
Arrived Basecamp: 18:20 (Total: 4 hrs / 5.56miles / 5,271 ft total ascent / 6,924 altitude)
October 6, 2015:
Woke up: 06:30
Left Basecamp: 07:30
Arrived Summit Grant Peak: 12:30 (Total: 5 hrs / 3.76miles total 9.29 miles/ 9,058 ft total ascent / 10,781 ft altitude)
Maximum 30 minutes at Summit due to high chilling winds
Arrived back at trail head: 19:30
Happy Hiking Everyone,