After winter finally showed its snowy face through most of February and March, a weather-window opened and we were eager to take advantage of it. It would be my first time up Mt. Baker in March, (although my 20th time summiting Baker and Andy’s 21st time) so I was keen to make the trip happen.
Upon arrival, we met a group of seven people touring around Baker who had seen an avalanche rip off the N. Face. Concerns arose, but we were confident we had a safe and fun itinerary lined up for a different side of the mountain.
The next day we woke up to a gorgeous day with good temps and sunny skies, making for a smooth and safe trip to the summit. We all descended the Roman Mustache Couloir then down the West Face, with fairly stable high quality snow along the way. The sun was hitting the face all afternoon, but things remained safe.