Fuck Hacking: Adventure is the Cure


summit expedition
north cascades, washington, u.s.

June 23-25, 2023 (for men)
July 9-11, 2023 (co-ed)

The ideal introduction to mountaineering

Difficulty Level:




Guide to Climber Ratio:

3 days, 2 nights


$1,300 per person



There are dozens of outfitters and guides that will support you to the summit, but this isn’t that. Matt Walker doesn’t just focus on reaching the summit. He melds guided climb expertise with personal development and coaching that offers an opportunity to unplug, recharge, and reset: along the way you will shift your perspective, reflect and commit to what matters most, and sharpen skills that will propel you upon your return. 


The archetypical glaciated volcano, Mt. Baker, 10,781 feet, provides an ideal climbing experience for both the novice and developed mountaineer. With sweeping views of the central Cascades and the San Juan Islands / Puget Sound, Mt. Baker offers the perfect introduction to mountaineering in the US. 


This expedition isn’t a vacation. It is a catalyst for real breakthroughs, designed for those that need to unplug, reset, get inspired, and shift their mindset. This is a high-intensity, limit-crushing expedition that pairs traditional guided climb expertise with personal development and coaching.

an adventure like no other

mt. baker expedition

This epic excursion is tailor-made for men who want to live fully present, fully engaged, and without regret

are you in?

Pre-Dawn Summit Climb
Summit and Descent Climb
Camp to Trailhead Hike

Day 3:

Glacier Camp
Training - Snow Travel, Self-Arrest, Roped Climbing, and Crevasse Rescue Skills
MWA Workshop

Day 2:

AM Gear Check
Hike to Basecamp
Glacier Camp

Day 1:

We will meet either in the town of Sedro Woolley, WA or Glacier, WA the morning of Day 1 for coffee, a quick breakfast, and an equipment check. The specific location and meeting time will be determined closer to the climb date. Conditions on the mountain shift and change throughout the climbing season and we will determine which climbing route is best suited for our ascent and make travel arrangements based on that decision making. 


  • Personal clothing and climbing gear, equipment list provided: for example backpack, sleeping bag and pad, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet. Some items are available for rent, inquire directly.
  • Personal lunches and snacks
  • Transportation to expedition start at trailhead - near Bellingham, WA
  • Gratuity for support staff


  • Professional Mountain Guide with over 26 years climbing and expedition experience around the world & advanced wilderness medical training
  • 1:3 climber to guide ratio
  • Tents
  • Dinners and Breakfasts (we can accommodate dietary restrictions)
  • All group climbing and safety equipment: ropes, pickets, first aid kit, satellite emergency communication device


With both 1:1 access to Matt and the power of group coaching and feedback, you will meet your growth edges both physically and mentally with every kind of support. Through the use of breathwork, dialogues, journaling, and group conversations you will leave the mountain forever and fundamentally changed for the better. 

1:1 and Group Coaching: This excursion includes a personal development element not offered in any other traditional guided climbs.

After leading 26 years of expeditions, I’ve witnessed far too many men experience life-changing experiences from outdoor adventures, only to see them revert to old patterns. Don’t lose the traction you have worked so hard to gain. Instead of purely accepting what is, I’m here to show you how to build resilience, release whatever’s draining you, and actually live the life you want to live.

I knew there had to be a better way to create lasting change.

Matt Walker, Leadership Coach, Psychologist & International Mountain Guide

Meditation Experiences
Breath Work
Guided Discussion
Personal Development
Group Coaching and Feedback
1:1 Access to Matt


Knowledgable of terrain
Mitigate safety risks
Assist with trip logistics
Provide encouragement and companionship
Teach new skills

matt walker adventure

Knowledgable of terrain
Mitigate safety risks
Assist with trip logistics
Provide encouragement and companionship
Teach new skills

traditional guide service

There are dozens of outfitters and guides that will support you to the summit, but this isn’t just that. Matt Walker doesn’t just focus on reaching the peak. He melds guided climb expertise with personal development and coaching that challenges you to dismantle your blocks and unlock a new stage on your transformative journey.

So much more than your traditional summit experience

Step into your next big adventure

spark new adventure into your life this summer

get ready to hit reset

This trip is the perfect introduction to mountaineering. You don’t need to have any previous experience, though any experience with backpacking, camping, or climbing will help - the more comfortable and relaxed you are in the environment, the more enjoyable it will be.

You will need to be in shape to hike 5-7 hours gently uphill on our first day of travel with a 40 lb. pack, the second day is a skills day, and the third day is our summit climb, which demands a full day of hiking but not with a full pack.

Matt will work with you, and your trainer is appropriate, to make sure your training and fitness sets you up for success. 

how difficult is the climb?

frequently asked questions

Yes. And yes! Climbers join MWA programs each for their own unique reasons: a personal challenge, a desire to take a retreat and dive deep, connect and share an experience with a significant other, sibling, parent/child, or close friend.  Join by yourself, with another, all are welcome. 

can i come alone? can i bring someone?

A 50% non-refundable deposit is made at registration, this payment is required to reserve your place in the program. The remaining balance, 50%, is due 60 days prior to departure. In the event the balance is not received 30 days prior to departure, your reservation will be cancelled and no refunds will be issued.

Cancellations must be submitted to Matt Walker Adventure in writing. The effective cancellation date is the date upon which Matt Walker Adventure receives written notice. If written notice is not received, amounts paid will be forfeited. Cancellations will be refunded based on the following schedule:

  • Within 24 hours of booking – full refund
  • More than 60 days before departure – full refund minus deposit
  • 30 – 60 days before departure – 25% refund
  • Less than 30 days before departure – no refund will be issued


still have questions?

We are always happy to talk with you! Let's set up a time to get on the line and decide if this climb is right for you and chart a course specific to your needs.