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Martha's Ladder

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90' 28 m

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40%

Avg Slope (22°)

47%

Max Slope (25°)

4,930' 1,503 m

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4,840' 1,475 m

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Avalanche risk for Mar 17, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, Mt Baker — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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Martha's Ladder goes directly up the steep pitch above "5-Minute Trees" and tops out at "10-Minute Trees".

Jason4Too
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

It was named after Martha Bengen, the previous director of ski patrol at the ski area. In order to qualify for pro patrol, you had to be able to keep up with Martha up "Martha's Ladder". It was more of an entrance exam than anything.

Sometimes a windlip forms near that top that can be shaped into a jump to a steep landing. Some people call this the "White Monkey Jump".

This route can be challenging after melt-freeze conditions or on busy weekends as several skin and snowshoe tracks will end up all over the face and are usually in poor condition.

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