The Mount Baker Ultra is a 55 mile out and back foot race from the town of Concrete Washington to Mount Baker's Sherman peak at 10,160ft (3,097m). Concrete sits at 276ft, the course rises gradually for the first 20 miles reaching 3,300ft at the Schriebers meadow trailhead. Over the next 6 miles the course gains another 6,800ft to reach the summit of Sherman peak. The race starts at 12:00 AM and has an 18 hour soft cutoff.
Sherman peak is the second highest peak on Mount Baker, with Grant peak being the highest by only another 621ft. Sherman peak is on the list of “Top 100 Washington Peaks”
The course covers 46 miles of forest service roads, roughly 6 miles of snow trail and over 3 miles of glacier travel. All glacier travel will require participants to wear a harness and be clipped into a fixed ropes for the entirety of the glacier section. This is an extreme mountain event, weather, elevation and exhaustion add to it’s difficulty. High winds, freezing temperatures, snow, rain, lightning and avalanches may occur at anytime. For more info go to the website at https://www.mtbakerultra.com
No refunds after April 30th 2019.
Before registering please read the qualification requirements on the website.
Local time: 3:18 PM