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Expeditions Skills Seminar - Baker

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    Price
    $2040 *
    Deposit
    $500
    Duration
    6 days
    Difficulty
    Level 2
    Type
    Mountaineering

    *ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.

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Expeditions Skills Seminar - Baker

Expeditions Skills Seminar - Baker

RMI's Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar is a six–day instructional mountaineering course with a summit attempt of Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier. Primarily a moderately pitched glacial climbing route, the Easton Glacier provides an excellent learning and practice environment for glacial travel, navigation, and crevasse rescue practice.

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six days of extensive instruction and practice of critical mountaineering skills at Mt. Erie and Mt. Baker.
  • Mt. Erie provides moderate rock terrain and bolted anchors to practice vertically oriented skills, such as anchor construction and rappeling. The venue overlooks the Puget Sound, with panoramic views of the San Juan Islands, the Olympics, and several of the Cascade volcanoes.
  • A moderate trail approach brings us to Sandy Camp, adjacent to the Easton Glacier and in close proximity to excellent venues for practicing glacier climbing skills.
  • The summit route gives ample opportunity to practice and hone newly acquired skills while reaching the summit of an iconic NW peak.

Camp on Mt. Baker
Crossing Mt. Baker's Easton Glacier
Classroom learning on Mt. Baker
On the Easton Glacier of Mt. Baker

Our Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar (10,781') places emphasis on developing foundational mountaineering skills while ascending an iconic peak of the North Cascades. The first day of training focuses on basic climbing techniques at the picturesque venue atop Mt. Erie. The following day the team moves to Mt. Baker, ascending to Sandy Camp which will be our home base for the duration of the program.

From our camp, the breadth of the adjacent Easton Glacier, as well as several snowfields above and the Squak Glacier further afield, become our classroom. The next several days are dedicated to instruction in mountaineering skills such as snow and ice anchors, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, fixed-line travel, and other technical skills. With several days at camp, we have the flexibility to align our summit bid with the best weather window, so our overall schedule may vary. The summit attempt involves climbing moderately pitched glacier to the base of the Roman Wall. The Roman Wall presents a short pitch of steeper snow climbing, before we reach the summit plateau and cross flat terrain to the proper summit of Mt. Baker.

RMI's Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar is ideal for climbers interested in building their mountaineering skills while visiting one of the iconic peaks of the Northwest. The diverse terrain and itinerary provide excellent training opportunities and ample practice.

Our Expedition Skills Seminars are comprehensive training courses designed to educate climbers on the mountaineering skills needed to tackle the world's greatest peaks.

Successful completion of the Mt. Baker Expedition Skill Seminar will prepare you for many of our expeditions around the world, including Denali, and provides you with a foundation for other major glaciated mountains. We lead the Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar at a 3 to 1 climber to guide ratio ensuring that you receive a high degree of hands-on instruction and have a small, efficient rope team during the summit ascent.

The approach to Mt. Baker's Easton Glacier

THE RMI DIFFERENCE

The Mountain Guides at RMI have a reputation as top guides in the United States. RMI Guides participated in some of America’s first ventures into the far reaches of the Himalaya. Years of expedition guiding and alpine climbing around the world have built a core of consummate professional guides.

Our guides are celebrated teachers and trainers, known for their leadership as well as their character. They possess the compassion, enthusiasm, and ability to empower others and inspire them forward. Such qualities may only be found in people at the top of their profession. Despite their vast experience, RMI Guides still remember their own first steps into the mountains and enjoy helping other climbers reach new heights.

Our exceptional focus on detail, our unparalleled level of climber attention, and our genuine excitement for these adventures make our programs truly memorable.

On the summit of Mt. Baker

SAFETY

RMI strives to create the safest mountain experience possible. Our experienced team of guides focuses on leading fun and successful climbs without compromising safety. Each climb includes careful pre-trip planning, daily weather forecasts, avalanche forecasts, and diligent attention to detail. All RMI Guides are highly trained in remote medicine and rescue skills and carry comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio communication equipment throughout the program. Regardless of the objective or the destination, safety remains RMI’s top priority.

As you prepare for your upcoming adventure please feel free to contact our office and speak directly to one of our experienced guides regarding equipment, conditioning, the route, or any other questions you may have about our programs. We are available Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (888) 89-CLIMB or [email protected].


Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestAuthorized Special Use Permit

RMI Expeditions is operated under special use permit with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).”

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  • Price
    $2040*
    Deposit
    $500
    Duration
    6 days
    Difficulty
    Level 2
    Type
    Mountaineering

    *ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.

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Day 1

ORIENTATION AND SKILLS DAY

8:00 a.m     Meet at Mt. Erie Park, Anacortes, WA.

Your RMI guides will meet you at the top parking area of Mt. Erie for introductions and personal gear check. Please see our Travel Details document for driving directions and carpool opportunities.

Our day is spent on the relaxed rock terrain of Mt. Erie learning about the basics of climbing in a spectacular setting. Students will be introduced to rope management, knots, harness and helmet use, and the basics of belaying and lowering. For those interested in challenging themselves on Mt. Erie’s steeper terrain (bring your rock shoes), the guides will set up top-ropes on a few of Mt. Erie’s classic climbs.

Please make your own arrangements to stay in the Anacortes or Sedro-Woolley area this evening.



Day 2

HIKE TO SANDY CAMP • 6,500' | 1,981m

The group meets at the Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station in the North Cascades. Guides will distribute group gear if it has not been done the night before.

We will then drive for approximately one hour to the trailhead at Schreibers Meadow, 3,200', and begin our hike to our camp near the edge of the Easton Glacier at approximately 6,500’.

The hike takes 4 - 5 hours to complete. As we move up towards camp your guides will discuss Leave No Trace techniques and foundational skills that make us more efficient and capable climbers. After setting up a solid mountain camp, we prepare dinner and relax for the evening.



Days 3 - 4

SKILLS TRAINING • 6,500' | 1,981m

Our skills training continues with the introduction and practice of basic mountaineering skills including; efficient mountain travel (rest-stepping and pressure breathing), various safety practices including use of helmets, harnesses in an alpine environment, avalanche transceivers, cramponing, climbing in balance, proper use of our ice axe, self and team arrest, and moderate cramponing.

After gaining proficiency with basic foundational skills we begin to introduce the techniques that allow climbers to safely attempt their own summit climbs or be solid expedition team members on peaks like Denali.

These techniques include anchor placements, various self and team crevasse rescue techniques, steep technical ice climbing, belays, rappelling, knots, route finding and fixed rope travel. Evening lectures in camp include group discussions on mountain weather, medicine for mountaineering, altitude wellness, equipment and any requested topics that spark your interest.



Day 5

MT. BAKER SUMMIT DAY (10,781' | 3,286m) • 6,500' | 1,981m

Our summit ascent usually takes place on the fifth day of the program, allowing us to put to use on the climb the previous four days of training. Our day begins with a pre-dawn alpine start to give us ample time for this full day of climbing. 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.

After enjoying the views and summit congratulations we retrace our steps back to camp.



Day 6

WRAP UP TRAINING & DESCENT TO TRAILHEAD

On our last morning we rise early for breakfast, break camp, and if energy levels are high, get in some more ice climbing or crevasse rescue practice. We then take three to four hours for the hike back down to the trailhead. The trip concludes with a celebratory late lunch in Sedro-Woolley. Those with a plane to catch should plan for an arrival in Seattle sometime mid evening.



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Travel Consultant

RMI has partnered with Erin Rountree to provide comprehensive travel support. We have been working with Erin for many years. As an independent agent of the Travel Society, she has booked countless miles for adventure travelers across the globe and is extremely knowledgeable about the travel needs of our programs. Please call (208) 788-2870 or send email to [email protected].

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend travel insurance for this trip. Your travel insurance policy should include trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses, and evacuation.

Navigating through the different options for travel insurance can be challenging. To help make the process straightforward, we have partnered with Harbor Travel Insurance because their policies are specifically designed for adventure travel and offer coverage for remote areas, and for activities like mountaineering, climbing, skiing, and trekking, without any altitude restrictions.

When purchasing Travel Insurance, here are a few items to consider:

  • Read the fine print. Travel Insurance will refund you when canceling for a covered reason for any non-refundable cancellation fees. However, there are exclusions, so make sure you understand the “covered reasons.”
  • Confirm that your activity is a covered “activity.” Not all travel insurance policies will offer coverage for activities such as mountaineering, climbing, skiing, or trekking adventures. Policies can also exclude coverage for activities due to the gear used (crampons, ice axe), for activities that go above certain elevations, or for activities in a particular region of the world. If there are exclusions, you may need to add an “Adventure” or “Sports” package to cover your activity.
  • Verify that your state of residence is allowed with the policy that you are purchasing. Not all insurance companies offer policies in all 50 states.

 

Harbor InsuranceHarbor Travel Insurance covers the following critical benefits:

 

  • Evacuation to a nearest appropriate hospital once hospitalized.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption, primary medical expense coverage, sporting goods, baggage loss, emergency dental, AD&D and more.
  • Completely integrated one-stop program with a single contact for emergency services to travel assistance and insurance claims
  • 24/7 access to paramedics, nurses and military veterans.

Harbor Travel Insurance is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel security risk company. Their team is comprised of special operations veterans, paramedics, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, former intelligence officers, insurance actuaries and global security experts with dozens of years of experience in theaters around the world. The Redpoint network covers the globe, making them uniquely equipped to provide elite rescue travel insurance – in every sense of the word.

Getting There

You are responsible for your own transportation to the program's trailhead. Most climbers will fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) the evening before the program and rent a car for the 2-hour (depending on traffic congestion), 95-mile drive to Anacortes. Your team meets at the parking lot on the very top of Mt. Erie, in Anacortes. We meet at 8 a.m. Click here for driving directions.

On the second day of the program the team will rendezvous at the Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station, 810 SR 20 (corner of Highway 9 north and State Route 20) in Sedro-Woolley. Click here for driving directions.

After a team meeting, we will drive to the climb's trailhead. You will need a Northwest Forest Service parking pass to leave your car at the trailhead. Passes are $30 and valid for one year. There may be an opportunity to leave some vehicles at the Ranger Station and carpool with other team members. Northwest Forest Service parking passes are available for sale at the ranger station.

Ride Share: If you are participating in a climb and are interested in sharing a ride, please post your information in the "Ride Share" forum of your North Cascades Discussion Board by logging into your RMI Account.

Area Accommodations

We suggest spending the night prior to the start of the trip either camping or lodging in the town of Anacortes. We suggest spending your next night in the town of Mt. Vernon or Sedro-Woolley to lessen your drive time in the morning.

Weather

For updated North Cascades weather forecasts, click here.

Tipping

Our guides work hard to ensure your well-being and success on the mountain. If you have a positive experience, gratuities are an excellent way to show your appreciation. Amounts are at your discretion and should be based on your level of enjoyment. Tips for excellent service normally average 10 – 15% of the cost of the program. If you would rather not bring the guide gratuity with you on the trip, you can send a check or call the RMI office to pay with a credit card upon your return.

Facts

Mt. Baker holds the record for the most recorded snowfall in a single season at 1,140 inches.

Mt. Baker was volcanically active as recently as 1891.

For more facts click here, and for even more click here.

Resources

General Information on Mt. Baker.

Mt. Baker map.

Communities & Activities outside Mt. Baker, click here.

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Qualifications

This trip is open to all individuals in excellent physical condition. There are no technical climbing prerequisites to join this program.

Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life And Then Go Climb A Mountain

Go To Fitness Resources

Physical Fitness Training

Mountaineering requires a high degree of physical stamina and mental toughness. Even for the healthiest and fittest individuals, climbing mountains qualifies as an extremely challenging endeavor.

  • Start immediately. Start a rigorous fitness and training program now with the goal of arriving in top physical condition and confident in your skills.
  • Be intentional. Focus on gaining the necessary strength, stamina and skills to meet the physical and technical demands of the climb.
  • Be sport-specific. The best fitness and training program mimics the physical and technical demands of your climbing objective. The closer you get to your program date, the more your training should resemble the climbing.

For the Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar, you are preparing for:

  • Steep hiking, climbing, and glacier travel with a 50-60 lb load
  • A 12+ hour summit day
  • Mountaineering techniques requiring core strength and flexibility

Nothing ensures a personally successful adventure like your level of fitness and training. Bottom line: Plan on being in the best shape of your life and ready for a very challenging adventure!

Below are approximate outlines of the program's physical demands that will be helpful in planning your training schedule and goals:

Total Hiking Time
Elevation Gain / Loss
Total Distance
Pack Weight
DAY 1 - Skills Training Mt. Erie
8 Hours
N/A
N/A
N/A
DAY 2 - Approach to Sandy Camp
4 - 5 Hours
Gain = 2,600'
4 Miles
50 - 60 lbs
DAY 3 - Skills Training
5 - 6 Hours
Gain = 1,500' / Loss = 1,500'
2 Miles
20 - 25 lbs
DAY 4 - Skills Training
5 - 6 Hours
Gain = 1,500' / Loss = 1,500'
2 Miles
20 - 25 lbs
DAY 5 - Summit Climb
12+ Hours
Gain = 4,600' / Loss = 4,600'
7 Miles Round Trip
20 - 25 lbs
DAY 6 - Descend to Trailhead
2 - 3 Hours
Loss = 2,600'
4 Miles
50 - 60 lbs

Please refer to our Resources for Mountaineering Fitness and Training for detailed fitness and training information.

Acclimatization

No acclimatization is necessary for this program.

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What You’ll Need

A list of required personal equipment accompanies every RMI program, and the thought process behind each item is much greater than simply “preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.” The list for your program takes into account factors such as: seasonality, route conditions, weather, elevation and more. As such, this list is framed within the broadest of contexts and is dynamic by its very nature. Therefore, certain variables (additions and/or subtractions) are inherent within such an all-encompassing list. We make every effort to recommend only top of the line clothing and technical gear and it is never our intention for you to buy or rent unnecessary gear.

The Guide Pick is an example of the listed item, giving you an idea of the material and specifications of the item. This exact item does not need to be purchased or used; however, any item you choose must have similar characteristics and performance abilities to the Guide Pick.

RMI Guides concur on the potential necessity of every item, thus every item on the list is required at gear check. However, guides may also have suggestions derived from their experience, some of which will vary from a given list. The guides’ recommendation whether to bring along or leave behind certain item(s) comes during the gear check, when the team first meets. Occasionally this recommendation comes at the expense of having previously purchased an item. If a guide presents the option of leaving behind certain item(s) on the list of required equipment, it is for a reason. Their recommendation may be related to the weather, route conditions, freezing level, perceived strength of the party, or desired pack weight.

Ultimately, there will never be a consensus for a “perfect” equipment list for an ascent. It does not exist because of the multitude of variables faced by climbers throughout the climb. Please follow this equipment list closely so that you will arrive for the gear check with all the required items. Keep in mind the list is not black and white, fine tuning will occur once you meet with your guide. Have a great climb!

If you are planning on renting gear for your climb, there are two options. Please note rental items are not shipped. Pick-up/Drop-off is at the store location. 

REI Seattle - 222 Yale Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 | Phone: (206) 223-1944. REI Seattle rents the following items: ice axe, crampons, helmet, and boots. Call to reserve your rental gear.

Northwest Mountain Shop - 829 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 | Phone: (360) 854-8761. Most of the required equipment is available for rent or purchase. Equipment can be reserved online.


  • Most of the required equipment is available for purchase from our affiliate Whittaker Mountaineering. RMI climbers receive a 10% discount on new clothing and equipment items ordered from Whittaker Mountaineering when they use code RMI2021 at checkout. This offer excludes sale items, rentals, meal packages, and Feathered Friends.

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Equipment List

    • SLEEPING BAG

      We recommend a bag rated between 20° and 0° F. Allow ample room for movement. We recommend down over synthetic for its light weight, warmth, and packability. If climbing in April, May, June, or September, or if you know you sleep cold, consider a 0° F bag.

    • ICE AXE

      The length of your axe depends on your height. Use the following general mountaineering formula: up to 5'8", use a 65 cm axe; 5'8" to 6'2", use a 70 cm axe; and taller, use a 75 cm axe. If you hold the axe so that it hangs comfortably at your side, the spike of the axe should still be a few inches above the ground.

    • CLIMBING HARNESS

      We recommend a comfortable, adjustable alpine climbing harness. Removable, drop seat, or adjustable leg loops are convenient for managing your clothing layers over the course of the climb and facilitate going to the bathroom.

    • AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER WITH FRESH BATTERIES

      Digital and analogue trancievers are both suitable. Transceivers are required on all North Cascades programs before July. The RMI Office will notify climb participants if the transceiver is not needed for their climb after July 1st.

    • MECHANICAL ASCENDER (OPTIONAL)

      For practicing fixed line travel. You guides will also provide one to practice with. Most people prefer an ascender designed for their weak hand, leaving their strong hand free to hold their ice axe. For example, a right-handed person would use a left-handed ascender.

    • 12 ' ACCESSORY CORD

      6 mm cordelette in one continuous length OR precut into two 4' sections OR two 13.5" Sterling Hollow Block sewn loops.

    • 15 ' ACCESSORY CORD

      7 mm cordelette in one continuous length OR one 240cm dyneema sling.

    • 2 PROTECTIVE FACE MASK(S)

      Cloth or surgical face mask for use in situations where 6 feet of distance from others cannot be maintained.

    • GLACIER GLASSES

      Glacier glasses are protective sunglasses that provide close to 100% frame coverage (wrap-around frames and side shields ensure no light can enter from the top, bottom, and sides of the glasses) and transmit less than 10% of visual light.

    • GOGGLES

      Amber or rose-tinted goggles for adverse weather. On windy days, climbers, especially contact lens wearers, may find photochromatic lenses the most versatile in a variety of light conditions.

    • Each glove layer is worn separately as conditions change during the climb.

    • We recommend a minimum of five upper body layers, all of which can be used in conjunction with each other. Two of these should be insulating layers, one light and one medium, that fit well together. Today there are many different layering systems to choose from, including fleece, soft-shell, down and synthetic options.

    • We recommend a system of four layers, all of which can be used in conjunction with each other. Products which combine several layers into one garment, such as traditional ski pants, don’t work well as they don’t offer the versatility of a layering system.

    • LIGHTWEIGHT TREKKING PANTS OR SHORTS (OPTIONAL)

      A lightweight, synthetic pair of pants is a good option for the approach trek when hiking at lower altitudes and in warm conditions. These pants have no insulation, are typically made of thin nylon, and commonly feature zippers to convert between pants and shorts.

    • MEALS & SNACKS

      See the Food tab for suggestions and quantities.

    • INSULATED MUG

      Insulated outdoor-style mug. We recommed a model with a removable lid, which helps retain heat and prevent spills. You may also choose to use 0.5L insulated bottle or a 0.5L nalgene.

    • SPOON OR SPORK

      A spoon or spork made of durable plastic or anodized metal. A long-handled spoon can be nice, especially if eating from a freeze-dried meal pouch.

    • 2 - 3 WATER BOTTLES

      One-liter water bottles with wide mouths made of co-polyester (BPA-free plastic).

    • 1 LARGE GARBAGE BAGS

      Heavy-duty trash compacter bags for use as waterproof pack/stuff sack liners. You can also use a a waterproof pack liner.

    • PERSONAL TOILETRIES & BAG

      Include toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes. Bring a quantity appropriate to the duration of your trip.

    • TRAVEL SIZE HAND SANITIZER
    • SUNSCREEN

      We recommend small tubes of SPF 30 or higher, which can be carried in pockets for easy access and to prevent freezing.

    • SPARE CONTACT LENSES/ EYEGLASSES (OPTIONAL)

      Spare prescription glasses if you wear contact lenses/eyeglasses.

    • PEE FUNNEL (FOR WOMEN, OPTIONAL)

      Practice using this before coming on the climb!

    • PEE BOTTLE (OPTIONAL)

      One clearly-marked wide-mouth or collapsible bottle for overnight use.

    • CAMERA (OPTIONAL)

      Many smartphones have excellent cameras. Action cameras, small point-and-shoots, and compact dSLRs are lightweight and work well at altitude.

    • SMALL PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT

      Our guides carry comprehensive medical kits, so keep yours small and light. We recommend a selection of adhesive bandages, antibiotic ointment, Moleskin and blister care, medical tape and/or duct tape, basic pain reliever, and personal medications.

    • TRAVEL CLOTHES

      We recommend bringing a selection of comfortable clothing to wear while traveling as well as pre- and post-trip.

    • SUNGLASSES
    • Purchase travel insurance.

    • Purchase airplane tickets.

    • Arrange transportation and lodging.

    • Reserve rental equipment.

    • Be in the best shape of your life!


Provided Equipment

RMI provides the following equipment for your program: tents, stoves, group cooking equipment, fuel, climbing ropes and anchors, and blue bags (for solid waste disposal).

Every guide on your climb will carry rescue equipment and a first aid kit. Each climb has two-way radios and a cell phone for emergency contact.

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MEALS

On the Mt. Baker Expedition Skills Seminar you will need 6 mountain lunches, 4 dinners, and 4 breakfasts while on the mountain.

MOUNTAIN LUNCHES

Mountain lunches are eaten during short breaks throughout the day. We continually snack to keep our energy levels up while we climb - lunch begins just after breakfast and ends just before dinner! Avoid packing any items that require preparation or hot water.

The importance of having foods that are genuinely enjoyed cannot be overstated. Eating properly is the key to maintaining strength while in the mountains. In order to combat the loss of appetite at altitude, we aim to have a variety of foods that stimulate the whole palate, from sweet to sour to salty.

Recommended mountain lunch items: dry salami, smoked salmon, jerky (turkey, beef, fish), small cans of tuna fish, individually wrapped cheeses such as Laughing Cow or Baby Bell, crackers, bagels, candy bars, hard candies (Jolly Ranchers, toffees, Life Savers), gummy bears, sour candies (Sweet Tarts), cookies, dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, GORP mixes, and drink mixes (Gatorade/Kool-Aid).

BREAKFAST

Single-serving instant oatmeal or Cream-of-Wheat makes a good main course fare. A variety of granola bars, pastries, fruit and a hot drink mix of coffee, tea, cocoa, or cider are suggested.

DINNER

Freeze-dried entrees are very convenient; it is best to be familiar with their taste (and the effects they may have on your stomach) in advance of your program. Instant soups and Cup-o'-Noodles are popular supplements to your main course. As an alternative, you might consider bringing a cold main dish such as chicken, pizza, sandwiches, pasta salads, or stir-fry. We also recommend your bring hot beverage mixes such as coffee, tea, cocoa, or cider.

Don't worry too much about the nutritional aspect of meals; concern yourself more with a high-calorie intake. Most importantly, choose a variety of foods that you like to eat. One of the normal, albeit disconcerting, adjustments to altitude is a slight loss of appetite.

Ample cold water is available for drinking and replenishing water bottles. Hot water will also be provided for your meals (freeze-dried dinners, instant soups, instant oatmeal, etc) and hot drinks. When planning your menu, don't bring any items that require extensive preparation, cooking, or simmering. We are able to provide you with boiling water but do not have the ability to actually cook food items.

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